How Credo Works

The fastest path to hiring the right marketing firm to grow your business.

Is your firm underdelivering?

Credo connects you with the right vetted firms from our exclusive network, helps you hire the right one, and then enables you to work well with them to see growth in your business with our payment escrow system and project delivery technology.

We believe that everyone deserves a personal connection, so we take a high touch approach to learning about your business and hand-selecting the right pros from within our vetted network for you to have conversations with.

Ultimately, our goal is to help you hire one of them so you can see the business results you need.

Through our experience with thousands of businesses since 2015, we understand your needs and will guide you to exactly the right solution for your growth needs.

Our proprietary technology facilitates matching, hiring, and working well with your new marketing firm. So let us help you today.

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Contact Credo

Contact us and schedule a call to discuss your project, get started, and be matched to the right firms for your project.

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Decide and hire

Get to know your matches through scheduled phone calls, then receive proposals from and ultimately hire the right firm through Credo.

Accomplish your goals

Whether your need is an audit or ongoing marketing work, Credo facilitates working with your pro, including receiving deliverables on time and monthly reporting.

"We contacted Credo and after a 30 minute discussion where they asked deeper questions to clarify our needs and current setup (including other agencies we already work with), they introduced us to two agencies who ended up being a perfect fit for us."
Steve Lawrence

FAQs & details


What does Credo cost?

Let's address the elephant in the room first. Credo makes a commission on all work being completed through our platform, but we only get paid when you are happy and your pro delivers on time.

Who's in Credo's network?

Credo's network includes digital marketing agencies and consultants who are experts at what they do and who they do it for.

We're digital marketing experts ourselves and started Credo in 2013 to help great businesses do a better job hiring and executing on marketing strategies. We've helped thousands of businesses since then, so let us put our expertise to work for you.

How does Credo's "reserve" system work?

Our Reserve system (often called an escrow system) is built with Stripe and specifically engineered to help you pay your marketing pro through Credo. You fund your project (or monthly retainer) when it starts, then your pro is paid automatically by Credo once the work is completed.

How does Credo determine who the right pro is for my project?

With six years in business and over $65,000,000 in projects under our belt, we know how to make the right matches for your needs. We base matches off your marketing channel needs, your industry, your business model, your budget, and more. Every match is hand-selected by our team of experts.

What is the difference between Credo and Upwork?

Credo is a fundamentally different type of company. Instead of listing anyone in the world who wants to offer marketing services, Credo has a vetted network of pros who we work with closely to make sure they deliver industry-best results for their clients.

Do I still have to interview firms within Credo?

Yes. After we match you with two pros from our network, you schedule interview calls with them. We believe fundamentally that you should know and trust the person doing your work. Each pro sends you their proposal through Credo and you accept it there.

How is Credo involved after I sign a project?

Once you sign the project, Credo's delivery platform technology takes over and acts as the conduit for paying your pro and receiving work. Communication with your pro is directly between you and them; Credo is not an account management middle layer nor do we review deliverables before they are sent to you.

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Getting started

Once we discuss your project and verify we can help you, we ask for a small deposit to get started.

Once that is paid, we go to work for you to match you with the right firms and walk you through the process of finding the right firm.

Once you decide who to hire, fund your project on Credo via ACH (coming soon!), credit card, or request an invoice. Once your project is funded, your pro will get to work!

What you get

When you start a project with Credo, we go to work for you to help you hire and see success. You get:

  • Access to our 10 years of marketing and hiring experience;
  • Handpicked matches from our pre-vetted network;
  • Guidance and consulting as you go through the hiring process;
  • Protections and guarantees around project delivery and payment.

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