How Credo Works

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

Credo is a marketplace where great businesses:

  1. connect with the pre-vetted firms from our exclusive network based on your needs, budget, and industry;
  2. hire the best pro for your unique needs;
  3. see growth in your business.

Basically, use Credo to find the right digital marketing partner who is pre-vetted to get you the results you’re looking for.

Created by marketers and service business owners, Credo’s served thousands of businesses since 2015 by connecting them with great pre-vetted marketing providers.

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"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 of John Moore Services
Steve Lawrence

Streamlined hiring and project delivery

Connect, hire, pay, and receive work from great pros on the Credo Platform. Everything is centralized in the Credo Platform and protected by industry-leading guarantees including on-time delivery of work and reporting.

Never ask “Where’s that report?” or “Did we pay that invoice?” ever again.

Create your project

Set up your project on Credo describing your company, needs, goals, and more.

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Project creation
Matching process

Get matched

We'll review your project and then match you with qualified pros from the Credo network, in about a business day.

The Credo team is available to answer any questions you have about the process.

Get to know your matches

Schedule calls using our Acuity integration and message your matches via Credo.

Get to know them and their capabilities and how they map to your needs. Request another match at any time.

Schedule calls
Review proposals

Receive proposals

Receive proposals from your matches, with clarity into pricing and scope of the project.

Request revisions or schedule review calls as desired until you arrive at an agreed-upon scope of the engagement.

Accept and fund your project

Once the proposal is agreed upon with your pro, click accept and your project will be set up on Credo. Easily and quickly fund your project via ACH, credit card, or invoice.

If you need the invoice sent to a billing department, you can do that too.

Project funding

Centralized deliverables and reports

Every deliverable and retainer contains due dates and required reporting, all centralized within the Credo Platform so you never wonder where it is.

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 pros are for my project?

With seven years in business and over $125,000,000 in marketing budget coming through our systems, 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 matching experts.

Do I still have to interview firms within Credo?

Yes. After we match you with 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.

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.

Does Credo charge me anything when I sign a project with a Credo Pro?

No, Credo does not charge a matching or hiring fee. The amount quoted to you in proposals from Credo pros is the amount you pay. Credo makes a commission on all payments coming through our systems, and this commission has been agreed upon between Credo and the pro. While we do not charge a matching or hiring fee, we do have an option for consulting and a guided high-touch approach to hiring through Credo, which you can read more about here.

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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Contact Credo

Fill out your inquiry, then create your project and account. Schedule a call or 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.

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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