Private individuals post tasks in the app that youth in the ages 16-21 are supposed to do. It’s free to post these ads.
Yepstr, like other gig companies, take a percentage cut of every payment, but tries to sneak around this by claiming that the money doesn’t belong to the children, and instead is a transaction between the company itself and the ad-poster.
“Yeppers” lowest wages are decided by a leveling system that Yepstr themselves have developed where the kids can, among other things, work for free by promoting the app for XP, something that you can hear the CEO himself defend in this audio clip.
The children are graded on a 1-5 star scale by the ad-poster after the task is finished.
The app was in windy weather the fall of 2018 when a downvote campaign via Appstore and Google Play was happening, protesting the working conditions. The company has since its beginning received over 30 million swedish crowns in investment from, among other venture capitalists, Blackrock, Spotify, and Stena Fastigheter.