Otechie is a technical consulting platform that makes it easy to monetize open source projects. Otechie's goal is to enable independent full-time work on open source infrastructure by helping maintainers earn substantial and consistent revenue.
Keep your revenue consistent and your clients high quality with recurring upfront minimum retainers.
Record and bill for time directly in your email responses. At the end of the month, time is added up, charged to your clients, and paid out to your account.
Only receive emails from your paying clients. Your @otechie.net address will forward emails from your clients and prompt others to subscribe to your retainer.
Create your page with Github and start getting paid to help your users right away.
Otechie is available in any country where you can receive payouts via Stripe.
Currently all transactions are in US Dollars. Payouts are sent to your Stripe account . You can wait until you have a balance to attach a payout account.
Your hourly rate should be at least 2-3x your full-time equivalent. Your retainer should be at least your rate for one hour.
Otechie has a 5% platform fee . This is in addition to an average of 5% payment processing fees. You will never pay anything unless you are earning money.
The email relay allows you to use slash commands to bill for time easily and filters out non-paying clients.
You will still have complete access to your clients' email addresses.
Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org