Aptskills Fees and Charges

For Employers



Aptskills is free to sign up, post a project, receive bids from Aptskillss, review the Aptskills’s portfolio and discuss the project requirements. If you choose to award the project, and the Aptskills accepts, we charge you a small project fee relative to the value of the selected bid, as an introduction fee.

The cost and how this fee is charged depends on the type of project.

For fixed price projects, a fee of 20% (whichever is greater) is levied at the time a project that has been awarded by you has been accepted by each Aptskills you award. If you subsequently pay the Aptskills more than the original bid amount we will also charge the project fee on any overage payments.

For hourly projects, a fee of 20% is levied on each payment that you make to the Aptskills.

You may cancel the project from your dashboard at any time for up to seven (7) days after the project has been accepted for a full refund of your fee.



At the time of ordering a service, employers must provide funds equivalent to the total service price. The payment is protected by the Aptskills Milestone Payment System. Only release the payment once you are 100% happy with the work that has been delivered.



For Freelancers

Aptskills is free to sign up, create a profile, select skills of projects you are interested in, upload a portfolio, receive project notifications, discuss project details with the employer, bid on projects (free members receive initially 8 bids per month) and enter contests.



For fixed price projects, if you are awarded a project, and you accept, we charge you a small project fee relative to the value of the selected bid, as an introduction fee. If you are subsequently paid more than the original bid amount, we will also charge the project fee on any overage payments.

For hourly projects, the fee is levied on each payment as it is made by the employer to you.

The fee for fixed price projects is 20%, whichever is greater, and 20% for hourly projects.



If you are subsequently hired to perform that Service, a 20% fee of the total service price is charged. This is charged when the service is ordered by way of a deduction from the payment you receive.


Membership Plans

Select from a range of membership plans to determine the fees you pay for our service. You can work on the site as either an employer or freelancer as a free member, or gain additional benefits as a paid member by upgrading to a paid plan.

Memberships will recur on either a monthly or annual basis on the anniversary of your subscription, unless cancelled. If funds are insufficient we will try to renew your membership for up to 30 days, until funds are made available.

You may cancel your membership at anytime from the user settings page, which will cease billing at the end of your subscription period without additional costs.



Transaction Fees

  • For Local transactions for using Credit Card or Paystack 1.5% + ₦100
  • For International Transactions: 3.9% + ₦100
  • Local Bank Deposit: FREE


Maintenance Fee

User Accounts that have not logged in for six months will incur a maintenance fee of up to ₦3,000 per month until either the account is terminated or reactivated for storage, bandwidth, support and management costs of providing hosting of the user’s profile, portfolio storage, listing in directories, provision of the HireMe service, file storage and message storage. These fees will be refunded upon request by users on subsequent reactivation.



Nigerian residents are subject to 5% VAT. Other government taxes may apply, depending on your region.


User Agreement

The fees and charges summarised on this page are governed by the terms of the Aptskills User Agreement and related site policies. The User Agreement includes other important terms and should be read in full. In particular section 23 of the User Agreement specifies the consequences of termination for violations of the User Agreement. Those consequences can include fines for damages that Aptskills will sustain as a result of actions that breach the User Agreement.