Set up the project once, then leave the admin to us.
We handle all of the invoices, reminders, and 1099 tax forms.
Get maximum productivity with minimum effort.
Be a Partner
Ditto replaces CYA contracts with a more positive & proactive approach.
We'll have the un-fun conversations, like "where's the money?" You collaborate and do good work.
Take It One Step At A Time
Ditto breaks projects up into phases so clients know exactly what to expect and how much it will cost.
Clients pay for a phase up front and we hold the money in escrow until the work is done.
The next phase continues as planned only if both client and contractor are happy.
"In a growing business with contractors coming and going, Ditto helps serve as my project + contractor ‘memory’. As a bonus, the accounting team was absolutely ecstatic when they heard 1099s are no longer their problem."
Dustin S. President, Hum Works
“Ditto makes it easy for me to stay accountable with my clients and vice versa. It helps me stay organized, and I always know when I’ll get paid.”
Marissa L. Freelance UX designer
"As an early-stage startup founder, budget predictability is so important for ensuring the health and scalability of my company. My team is almost entirely comprised of nimble, remote talent. Ditto ensures that there are never any questions about where a project stands, how much it’s going to cost, or when I’ll see an invoice."
Alexander E. Founder & CEO, Prepdeck
2% flat fee
includes escrow services, all transaction fees, and platform costs.
You don't pay us until you get paid. Nothing. Ever.
Clients always know when the next payment will be due; contractors get paid on time, every time.
no more CYA contracts
Ditto takes a proactive approach, so you can stop worrying about all of the ways work could go wrong.
Static scope of work documents are replaced by a dynamic digital portal. Goodbye, scope creep.
we handle the 1099 forms
When you work through Ditto, we're responsible for 1099 tax forms. Clients like that.
stay aligned and agile
The Ditto portal is light-touch project management. See at a glance where the project stands, then make adjustments.
Ditto was designed specifically for clients and contractors, by people who personally know the pain points.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a subscription?
No, there's no subscription or monthly fee. We only get paid when you get paid, and what we get paid is 2% of your income. (Less than many payment processing fees!) That means that if you have a slow month, you're not paying for a tool you don't use.
What happens if there's a dispute?
See our contract for the full legal details, but here it is in plain English: if client and contractor can't agree on whether a phase is finished, you'll have 30 days to work it out. If you can't, Ditto will turn your money and all project documentation over to the courts or arbitration for settlement.
The whole purpose of Ditto is that we put guardrails in place to make sure the project stays on track. Smaller phases with money held in escrow means less risk for both client and contractor. We encourage clear communication by building in feedback loops. It's our belief that people WANT to work well together.
Will my client want to work this way?
Working with Ditto has benefits for the client, too. We handle all of the tax implications of hiring a freelancer, replace unsecured deposits with an escrow functionality, plus make it easier to keep outsourced work projects feeling agile. The phased approach to work also means that it's a smaller risk to work with a new contractor. Here's a quick start guide which contains some information you can share with your client.
Why not just require an upfront deposit?
Sure, taking 50% up front feels great... at the start of the project. But what about at the end of the project, when you've done 99% of the work but have only been paid for 50% of it, and the client is refusing to pay until every little thing is satisfactory... including some stuff that is DEFINITELY outside of scope. That can't happen with Ditto.
There are other benefits, too. Sometimes it's just not the right fit, and contractor and client will BOTH be better off if the project doesn't continue as planned. With Ditto, it's easy. You finish the phase, all work has been paid for, and you simply part ways. No contracts to untangle or refunds to negotiate.
(Yeah, we don't know why more people don't work this way, either...)