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Upcoming Changes allow Freelancers to Edit Milestones

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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I'm glad you are excited about this upcoming feature, Matthew! We are very excited about it too.

 

We don't have an exact date yet, but we'll certainly update the Community once it goes live.

~ Valeria
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kbadeau
Community Guru
Kelly B Member Since: Jan 1, 2016
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This is SO exciting! I can't wait for it to take effect... I have a milestone I'm itching to create. Smiley Happy

celine-simon
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Celine S Member Since: May 16, 2016
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Any updates on when this will be implemented? Is it still on track to roll out in June? 

eilean
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Eilean G Member Since: Dec 14, 2018
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Upwork sent out an email in May saying "starting in June, freelancers will be able to propose new milestones" and "Freelancers will see a new "Add/Edit Milestones" button in the contract room of their existing fixed–price contracts."

 

I have an open contract with a client and he wants me to do more work. I want to use the new feature described above and add a milestone to our contract (to save him from having to do it). However, I don't see an "add/edit milestones" option for our contract. Has this feature been enabled for freelancers yet?

 

Thanks!

aocumen
Moderator
Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Eilean, 


Thank you for following up on this feature. Once this feature has been rolled-out, we will post about it on the Announcement board. Once this feature is available, you can add/edit milestones by following the steps below. 

  • Go to “My Jobs” and click on the contract.
  • Scroll down the page and click "Add/Edit Milestones." (If there are no milestones set up beyond the active one, the button will say "Add Milestones.")
  • Add, edit or reorder milestones.
  • Add a detailed message for your client -- this will help ensure they understand the changes you are proposing.
  • Click "Send Request for Approval" to send the requested changes to the client.

I'm also noting that I have merged your thread on the announcement post about this new feature. If you have other questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

 


-Avery
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eilean
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Eilean G Member Since: Dec 14, 2018
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Thanks Avery! You have answered my question. 

vladag
Community Manager
Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi all,

As an update, we're excited to announce that we're gradually rolling out the option for freelancers to propose new and suggest edits to existing milestones on all active Fixed-Price contracts! As mentioned in Lena's opening post, freelancers who already have this ability today will see a new “Add/Edit Milestones” button in the contract room of their existing fixed-price contracts.

This was one of the more frequently requested features so we're eager to hear your feedback!

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thenativeknd
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Kundan K Member Since: Jan 29, 2018
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It's really very good news, especially for me. I was waiting for this feature for a long time. 100 times thanks for such a wonderful feature.

ebsm
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Chris M Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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It would be really cool if freelancers could make additional milestones once a contract is underway. Whilst being able to propose additional milestones at the start of the contract is a welcome addition, the ability to create additional milestones once a project has started (at the freelancer side) is a great way to allow freelancers to help thier clients. This feature was there in elance, it not only makes the process easier for new clients but it also helps possible upsells on new work. Please could this suggestion be forwarded, thanks! Smiley Very Happy

kbadeau
Community Guru
Kelly B Member Since: Jan 1, 2016
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Chris M wrote:

It would be really cool if freelancers could make additional milestones once a contract is underway. Whilst being able to propose additional milestones at the start of the contract is a welcome addition, the ability to create additional milestones once a project has started (at the freelancer side) is a great way to allow freelancers to help thier clients. This feature was there in elance, it not only makes the process easier for new clients but it also helps possible upsells on new work. Please could this suggestion be forwarded, thanks! Smiley Very Happy


That's what this is! I am so excited to try it this week (I got my notice yesterday that I can try it now). I have a client I've been working with over a year who just HATES having to go in and mess with the Upwork stuff, so if I'm able to do it for him he is going to be so happy. I was always afraid he'd leave Upwork (and me!) because he hates the interface so much.

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