When I run projects I like to break the tasks down into multiple milestones and fund each one at the start of the project.
I like the people that I work with to know that the project is fully funded and ready to go.
This was simple to do over on Elance but I cannot find a way to do it on upwork.
Any advice or tips?
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I'm not a client, but my client tried to fund multiple milestones and was unable to do so (he also came over from Elance).
I'm guessing that Upwork doesn't allow you to fund a 2nd milestone unless you release/approve the fund on the first milestone. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.)
*Edited: Thanks Petra, I should send that screenshot to my client.
Thank you for your answer.
I'm afraid I am still a little confused.
So looking at your example:
Should I have selected the first option and funded the full amount and then created each milestone?
I selected fund a lesser amount for the first milestone thinking I could go back later and fund the rest.
Since I only funded the first milestone is there a way to add more funds to the escrow?
i'm not sure, I always set up all milestones at the start and fund them.
when you release the first milestone you can set up the next, check if the box I marked in red appears.
Otherwise just bear it in mind for future contracts and set up/ fund the lot from the start.
Thanks for the clarifications
Another question, if a milestone is added in the middle of the project. (Due to additional scope creep), is it possible to fund that milestone then.
Also I dont think, I can request releasing of multiple milestones together.
I'd like to fund a later milestone not the next one in the sequence as the project has delivered a later milstone earlier. I now want to pay the freelancer but cannot see a way to put the funds into escrow for a later milestone. I would appreciate any help as this puts me as a client in a position where I cannot pay for work that has been done.
But is there a way to fund multiple milestones AFTER the job has started?
I don't want to go through the fund-release-fund-release process for the 20 milestones in one of my on-going projects.