Milestones for Fixed-Price Jobs

Hourly contract? Click here. Past-due balance? Click here. Milestones are a way to divide your fixed-price job into a series of deadlines based on your needs. They let you brea...

Escrow for Fixed-Price Jobs

Escrow protects your deposit until the work is approved Escrow is a neutral holding place where we put money aside until the project, or piece of the project, is done. The funds...

Add and Activate Milestones

Add another milestone Milestones spell out what you are to receive and pay for. You can work with your freelancer to define, submit, and pay for one milestone at a time, or to p...

Review a Milestone

Milestones spell out what you are to receive from the freelancer and, in return, pay them for. Once you receive the work, you’ll need to review it and make a decision to accept ...

Approve a Milestone

Once you are completely satisfied with the work submitted for a milestone, it’s time to release the payment to your freelancer. To approve a milestone: Select the contract from...

Reject or Request Milestone Changes

When your freelancer submits work, you may approve and release escrow funds for that milestone OR you may request changes. Reminder: Approval is automatic after 14 days. Funds h...

Release Partial Payment of Milestone

To release a partial milestone payment to your freelancer, you can edit the amount when you approve the milestone. The excess funds will be held over for the next milestone, and...

Pay a Bonus

Bonuses aren’t paid out of your existing escrow balance. To pay more than your escrow deposit when you approve a milestone Go to Jobs > My Jobs and choose the contract Click...

End a Fixed-Price Contract

Done with work for this project? There are two ways to end the contract and make the final payment. Approve the current milestone and choose “End the contract - Work is complet...

Contracts Gone Dormant

Fixed-price contracts with money in escrow and no activity for 90 days will be considered “dormant.” This prevents money from being held in escrow for too long. Please see secti...

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