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Direct Contracts new beta offering.

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Man Choy L Member Since: Jul 10, 2019
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I just secured a direct contract. 


I would like to ask whether my client can pay me bonus upon release fund to me. 


Look forward to receiving your reply soon, thanks. 

Johny Lim
Your sincerely,
Johny L.
Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Man Choy,


Congrats on securing this contract! Please note that there's no option to issue a bonus or update the amount of the already funded Milestone on direct contracts. Direct Contracts can be edited by you until your client accepts the contract and funds the project.


I checked and it looks like the contract in question is already completed. Please communicate with your client regarding issuing the bonus payment and note that you can possibly consider creating a separate direct contracts in order to easily facilitate that payment.

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Waqif R Member Since: Oct 11, 2019
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Direct Contracts allows you to directly invoice your non-Upwork clients and use our escrow services, offering new secure ways to get paid when prior solutions may not be viable. 
If you are interested in access to the Direct Contracts Beta Program, please sign up by providing your name below.
Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Waqif,


I merged your post with the announcement about the Direct Contracts Beta Program. If you have any questions about the program, please let us know. We'll be happy to help.

~ Valeria
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Max D Member Since: Mar 26, 2020
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Yesterday I received a message from a new potential client who is not involved in any freelance services and only today I found out about such an interesting beta-program from Upwork. In my opinion, this idea is promising.

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Arham A Member Since: Mar 26, 2020
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Hi there, my name is Arham and me from Pakistan. I'm in contact with Upwork for the last few months. Can you please explain to me what is this program basically coz I'm really looking for a project to start my earnings.



Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Arham, 

You may want to check Lena's post here for more information about Direct Contracts. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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Nada S Member Since: Jul 16, 2015
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I just signed up, I am very happy to see this feature. Is it possible to do something similar for hourly jobs, with possibility for client to see screenshots and tracked hours?

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Jason A Upwork Staff Member Since: Mar 20, 2015
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Hi Nada,

Right now for this beta, we only support single milestone fixed priced contracts. We do have more features coming soon, one of them being the support of hourly contracts. Stay tuned!
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Nada S Member Since: Jul 16, 2015
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Great! Thanks Jason!