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Adding and editing milestones for fixed-price contracts

We know at times it’s best to break a project into pieces. That’s why we created fixed-price contracts with milestones. Milestones give you and your freelancer a chance to agree...

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Contracts Gone Dormant

Fixed-price contracts with money in escrow and no activity for 90 days are considered “dormant,” and the funds in escrow are released. This prevents money from being held in esc...

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End a fixed-price contract

When work is completed on a fixed-price contract and no further milestones are required, you can end the contract and leave feedback on your freelancer’s performance. A few remi...

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Escrow for Fixed-Price Jobs

To help keep both you and your freelancers safe, protected, and on the same page — three important elements of building strong working relationships — we designed the platform t...

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Milestones for Fixed-Price Jobs

To help you keep projects organized, Upwork offers milestones for fixed-price jobs. You can use milestones to divide your fixed-price job into a series of phases, due dates, or ...

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Outdated contracts

As our marketplace evolves to support your business securely, inactive fixed-price contracts created before 2018 will no longer be supported on Upwork. But don’t worry; you can ...

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Pay a bonus

You know the value of freelancers who are perfect for your projects, and the importance of staying connected with them. Showing appreciation for exceptional work can help, and b...

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Review and pay for fixed-price contracts and milestones

Do your process or steps look a little different than below? We’re improving the process to make paying easier, and you may see different variations as we develop and test impro...

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