Once you are completely satisfied with the work submitted for a milestone, it’s time to pay your freelancer.
To approve a milestone
- Go to Jobs > My Jobs and choose the contract
- Click the Review & Pay button
- Choose Approve & Pay
- End the contract if the work is done or keep it open to continue
Reminder: Approval is automatic after 14 days. You’ll be charged for the milestone automatically if you do not take action to release funds or request changes to the submitted work in 14 days.
Best practice: Release funds only when the work submitted is complete and satisfactory. When you approve the milestone (including by not responding within 14 days), you are agreeing to pay the freelancer for their work. If you aren’t satisfied with the work, request changes instead of approving.