Nerdy? Yes. But transparency does come in many forms:

**PLATFORM MARKUP**

Per our **pricing**, we markup the hourly pricing so
that we split the transaction fees. Let’s denote the hourly pricing as **p**
and the markup as **m**. Relative to **p**, you pay an additional:

$$ p * (1 + m) - p = p * m $$

If we retain **x%** of payments net of transaction fees, given what you pay,
the total transaction fees we pay (relative to **p**) is:

$$ p - p * (1 + m) * \frac{x}{100} = $$

$$ p - p * \frac{x}{100} - p * m * \frac{x}{100} = $$

$$ p * \Bigg(1 - \frac{x}{100} \Bigg) - p * m * \frac{x}{100} $$

If we are splitting the costs, we need to solve the following equation for **m**:

$$ p * m = p * \Bigg(1 - \frac{x}{100} \Bigg) - p * m * \frac{x}{100} $$

$$ p * m * \Bigg(1 + \frac{x}{100} \Bigg) = p * \Bigg(1 - \frac{x}{100} \Bigg) $$

$$ p * m * (100 + x) = p * (100 - x) $$

$$ m = \frac{100 - x}{100 + x} $$

As you can see, we deliberately used **p** (instead of **$25 / hour** or some other rate)
to show that the markup is independent of the hourly rate.