@carlianne thank you for your feedback!
I wish I could do it for free, but running a website like that isn't free and I am paying for it all out of my own pocket.
Having a monthly fee also acts as a filter for scammers and it deters authors/clients who aren't willing to pay their freelancers well. Like I've mentioned before, other freelance sites take a big chunk of your commission and charge you fees on top of it. I won't be doing that, no payments will need to go through the site.
The monthly fee will be small, $9 for Launch Team members. 😊