We are thrilled to share that in June freelancers will have the ability to propose new milestones and propose changes to existing unfunded milestones on active contracts. This has been a longstanding request, we know many of you have been asking for the ability to add, delete and reorder milestones for a long time now.
With this new change freelancers will be able to:
- Add new milestones
- Change the amount on existing upcoming milestones that are not funded
- Change the due date on existing upcoming milestones that are not funded
- Reorder existing upcoming milestones
- Delete existing upcoming milestones
This new change to milestones gives freelancers and clients the ability to plan out their projects better and streamline communication around milestones.
Freelancers will see a new “Add/Edit Milestones” button in the contract room of their existing fixed-price contracts. Once a milestone change request is submitted to a client, clients can then approve or deny requests.
As a best practice, we recommend you discuss any additions or changes to milestones with your client before adding or editing a milestone. Communication is important.
We hope this improves your experience and as always let us know if you have any questions or feedback.
I just read the email about allowing freelancers to propose changes to milestones and adding milestones.
Thanks Upwork, this is a functionality that has been lacking for way too long.
Glad to see it's coming in June
I just got the following message from U:
"We're excited to announce that starting in June, freelancers will be able to propose new milestones if there's additional work to be done, or suggest edits to existing upcoming milestones on all active fixed–price contracts.
Freelancers will see a new "Add/Edit Milestones" button in the contract room of their existing fixed–price contracts. Clients can approve or deny requests, so as a best practice, discuss any additions or changes to milestones with your client before adding or editing a milestone."
This is something FLer have been requesting since U. came into existence and I'm pleased to see it is being implemented ... after considerable beta testing I hope.
I like... lots!
I have used the "suggest contract" function a few times successfully now, which was requested by the same people.
At the time I didn't quite see the value, but I did come around to the idea.
Thanks Upwork, let's hope it works
Cheryl and others,
Thank you all so much for sharing your thoughts about this upcoming change. I know a lot of you have suggested improvements to milestones in the past so I'm happy this is happening.
Since Lena posted more information about this change as well as some screenshots in this announcement, I'm moving your posts here to keep everything in one place.