You can hired any amount of freelancers you want to and close the contract of any freelancer you want, but remember, this is not a contest site, or a free sample site. Freelancers are here to make money so I sure hope that you intend to pay all the freelancers you hire whether it be for a small test/sample job or for a larger, longer job.
Thank you for the information! Yes, of course I will pay the freelancers for their time. My intention is to give each one a few hours of work and determine which one produces the best work for the job. Then I'd work with the "best" freelancer for a longer period of time.
I appreciate the help!
Remember that you can close a contract at any time, for any reason.
For many types of work, hiring a freelancer for a few hours to evaluate them makes sense.
But if you know somebody is a bad fit for your team right away... You can close a contract sooner.
An hour. A half hour. Ten minutes. Even less. It is your choice.
I once closed a contract five minutes after I hired a freelancer because he said he knew how to do something that I needed immediate help with, and it turned out he did not know anything about the topic.
Thank you for the reminder on closing a contract sooner if someone isn't a good fit. I'm a new client on Upwork, and I'm still getting a grasp on all of the features, so I appreciate the tip!
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