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Thanks. It sounds really high for basically minimal risk and not even actively sourcing the clients, but I guess that's how these businesses work.

They do two things that make it worth it: if you set your status as available, you will actively be sold to potential clients, so you don't have to do any sales and they do all the payment collections, ensuring usually net 20 payment. This is especially helpful for the larger clients that usually take their time to pay.

For me, Toptal has been a good safety net, not necessarily where I go first to find new work. And the vetting process adds some credibility to my name.

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