How it works
Find a task that matches your skillset
Write some code in a cloud-hosted editor
Don't worry, everything will be setup and waiting for you!
Submit the task for review
The client can see your cloud-hosted dev server. We'll take it from here!
Get paid and consider becoming a client!
Cottage hosts projects of all sizes
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cottage?
Cottage is a part time freelancing platform for software engineers and data scientists. Freelancers are typically remote and clients are usually early stage startups.
How is Cottage different from existing freelancing platforms like UpWork, Fiverr, etc.?
Who can join the platform?
Cottage currently accepts software engineers and data scientists who wish to work remotely on a part time basis.
Will Cottage accept other professions?
We have plans to support User Experience Designers as well as Product Managers in the future. However, our beta launch will only include software engineers.
How do freelancers find clients on the platform?
Clients post tasks to a task board and freelancers get to choose which tasks to take on. Upon signing up and completing onboarding, freelancers will be granted access to the task board and can begin engagements with clients.
How do clients join the platform?
How do freelancers join the platform?
What is Strong Network?
- For freelancers: No environment set-up, work on any device, blazing fast Cloud IDE's (VSCode, JetBrains, etc)
- For companies: Zero-trust access control to respositories, data loss prevention
Is payment guaranteed?
What is a "task"?
Can multiple freelancers work on the same task at one time?
See what the buzz is all about
Dealing with clients as a freelancer is hard.
Negotiating prices can be uncomfortable and following up on invoices can suck valuable time out of the day.
On top of that, what if you get bored of one client and want to move on without burning bridges?
That's why we built Cottage - to take the pain out of freelancing as a software engineer.
Over the past 6 months, we've helped numerous developers transition into freelancing without having to deal with clients. I'd love for you to give it a try.
-Hunter Hodnett, Co-Founder and CEO