GitCommits is a platform that bridges the gap between Product Owners and Contributors by enabling Product Owners to place a bounty on their GitHub issues, which are then taken on and delivered by our vast pool of talented contributors.
If you are a Contributor looking to get started on GitCommits, then look no further.
In this tutorial, we will see how to sign up with GitCommits, start work on bounties and Git Paid!!
Step 1: Sign up To GitCommits
Step 2: Connect to PayPal as A Contributor
GitCommits uses PayPal to process payments to Contributors.
Therefore, as a Contributor on GitCommits, you will have to connect your PayPal account and authorize GitCommits to process payments on your behalf.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a PayPal account yet. You can create one in the same window and carry on!
Step 3: Connect Your GitHub Account
GitCommits needs to integrate with your GitHub account to detect when you submit a Pull Request for an Issue that is part of a bounty.
Step 4: Set-up Your Profile
Here, you will need to provide some basic information about yourself. These details will be used to send notifications to you and improve your overall GitCommits user experience.
Step 5: Explore Available Bounties
Go to the Issue Explorer page and look for the Bounties that you’re comfortable working with.
You can narrow down bounties according to your preferences by applying filters for fields such as Project status, Project type, Bug-type, and Experience level.
Step 6: Start Work on A Bounty
Once you have selected a bounty that suits your skill set, you can start work on it. The method of starting work on a bounty differs for different Project Types:
6.1 Traditional Bounties:
Product Owner approval is required before you can start work on a Traditional type bounty.
You can submit a request to start work on the Issue Detail page and wait for approval from the Product Owner.
You will notified via email when the Product Owner approves your request for work.
6.2 Contest Bounties
No approval is required for a Contest type bounty.
You can submit a request to start work on the Issue Detail page and get started on the work right away.
Step 7: Submit a Pull Request and Git Paid
You can submit your work by making a Pull Request for the GitHub issue.
Please ensure that the commit message on your PR contains the “fixes” keyword followed by the GitHub issue id. For example, “fixes #10.”
Your PR will also be reflected in the GitCommits bounty page. And you will automatically get paid once the Product Owner merges your Pull Request.