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Ended a contract while paying the 1st Milestone and can't pay the remaining amount

jlapaire
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Hi everyone, 

 

I need your help. 

 

I wanted to pay a freelancer who did a great job. However, when approving the 1st milestone I ended the contract (I think) and now I can't pay the remaining amount. 

 

Do you have a solution?

 

I was thinking of paying it as "bonus" but that's seems a last resort solution. 

 

Best, 

 

Jerome

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mtngigi
Community Guru

There's nothing wrong with sending a bonus after the fact ... it all goes to the same place and your freelancer will appreciate it.

 

ETA: Was the job completed, or were you going to add another milestone for more work?

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Jerome,

 

You don't have any active contracts currently so I assume you closed the contract. At this point you can either issue a bonus on the closed contract or you would need to re-hire the freelancer for a new contract in order to make a payment.

~ Valeria
Upwork

Jerome, you might also want to send a brief message to the freelancer explaining what happened.  I'm sure he/she will appreciate knowing.  🙂

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