Apr 7, 2021 07:53:12 AM by Andrea C
I'm new to Upwork and this is my first time hiring freelancers for my writing project.
I set up a job posting for a fixed rate project for a 7 book series (that would pay a fixed rate for the completion of all the books). However, I found a freelancer that I has agreed to do a trial run by only writing the 1st book in the series to see if his work meets my expectations. I'm not sure if I need to set up a new job for this since it will be a different fixed rate than the whole series, OR if I just need to set up the first book as the only milestone for the project with the appropriate fixed pay for that book? The second way would be easier, but if I end up using not using this same freelancer for the rest of the project, would I just end the contract after paying him for the first milestone (completion of first book)? Thank you for your help with this!
Apr 7, 2021 08:10:33 AM Edited Apr 7, 2021 08:18:49 AM by Nichola L
You don't have to create a new job for this. If you have found your freelancer for the first book, then all you need do is set up the contract and fund the milestone for the first book. If you don't continue with the freelancer, then you pay him or her, and close the contract and start again. If you continue with the freelancer, then all you do is to fund the next milestone. It would probably be better to fund a milestone for each book and to pay on delivery.
ETA: Once the freelancer has sent you the work and pressed the submit button, you have 14 days in which to review the work and to ask for changes if needed.
Apr 7, 2021 08:32:28 AM by Preston H
Excellent advice from Nichola.
I would add:
If you fund additional milestones, or if you close a fixed-price contract and create a NEW fixed-price contract... the cost is the same.
As a freelancer, I have worked with clients using multiple milestones in a single contract, and I have worked using multiple single-milestone contracts.
Apr 7, 2021 08:45:11 AM by Andrea C
Apr 9, 2021 05:53:43 AM by Mikko R
Mar 22, 2022 02:17:21 PM Edited Mar 22, 2022 02:18:02 PM by Toby B
Hi, I have posted a job to hire a writer and I feel this thread is relevant.
If I understand the above advice correctly, I can pay a freelancer to write a section (one section at a time) using "milestones". However:
1 :: I have not already set milestones into the job when I initially posted it. Can I do this now without looking unprofessional to the candidates?
2 :: Can I hire multiple freelancers to write sections (as a test), pay them all for each test, and still hire one of them to write the rest of the entire book, all in one job?
... If it is indeed possible, but would be easier to create multiple job posts, please do let me know.
Mar 22, 2022 03:03:27 PM by Toby B
Thank you, Preston.
Do you have a link to a guide to illustrate this process please?