Hourly vs. Fixed-Price Differences for Enterprise

Creating an offer

  • Hourly: Negotiate an hourly billing rate during your interviews.
  • Fixed-Price: Negotiate a bid for the full project or break it up into milestones.

Working on a contract

  • Hourly: Your freelancers need to have the Upwork Desktop App installed and recording their billable hours to qualify for Upwork Payment Protection. Manual time adjustments can be allowed and you can set an agreed weekly limit on billable hours.
  • Fixed-Price: You review and release payment for milestones as they are submitted.

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