If you are accepted on the project there is a refundable setup fee of $200 (via PayPal). We have invested a lot in our infrastructure, and there are costs to running the project and training each team member. Unfortunately there are so many people that join projects like this that don't ultimately deliver anything we can use to further the project, that we now feel we have to apply a fee. This fee is refundable upon the successful completion of the first assignment. That way dedicated team members incur no financial loss, but those that increase our costs ultimately pay for the dedicated few to continue. We take it very seriously those who we accept onto the project. Unfortunately we can't respond to everyone, and some we may contact later when it's a better fit for the project, so please don't be offended if you don't hear from us immediately.