Tuesday’s Tip: RootsBid

Have you all heard of RootsBid?


(The video is at the bottom of this post.)

Registration is easy and free. You need your name, email, where you live, etc.

You can then post a project:

Post a Project

Here you fill in all the information about the project. Create a descriptive title and make a very detailed explanation about the problem; there’s an option to upload a document too. You can then designate this project to be done in a specific area or you can click anywhere. You can make it more searchable by adding keywords as well. Then simply review the project and submit! Then just wait for the bidders!

You can also bid on a project:

Bid on project


A few things to note:

  • According to their Terms, once a person bids on your project and you accept, RootsBid will hold that payment until the project is complete. That means that you pay right away when you accept a bid for your project. However, the bidder won’t receive payment until you, the project creator, release the funds after receiving the completed project.
  • RootsBid will credit the bidder once the project owner receives the work and releases the money. It can go to PayPal.
  • You can cancel the bid or the project at anytime
  • RootsBid does take a percentage (20% according to their how-it-works page)
  • There is a rating system in place too. This helps people choose their bidders wisely!

RootsBid was one of the competitors at RootsTech this last January. You can read about their introduction here, which also has another video and introduces you to their business idea.


So have any of you used this website? What did you think? If you haven’t tried it, would you?

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  1. Nichelle,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today’s Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2015/07/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-july-3-2015.html

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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