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992b0430
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How do I release partial payment to freelancer?

I contracted work for 100 2.0 websites for 50 bucks. however i have decided I want to pay my freelancer in stages at 12.50 for every 25 sites but i do not know how to release only 12.50 out of the 50.00 i have in escrow. help please?

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Yes, it's possible. The freelancer can use the "submit work/request payment" button just as if the job were complete, but note 1/4 complete or first 25 sites or something like that and change the amount requested. You can approve the payment and the remaining amount will stay in escrow. You can then create another milestone for the next batch and assign some of the escrowed money to the new milestone.

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yitwail
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That's generous of you. Good luck!

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"No good deed goes unpunished." -- Clare Boothe Luce

do you know how to do that?

lol r u srs? I hope he takes you into arbitration just for fun

992b0430
Member

Arbitration? No he is doing the job fine, I want to pay out some of the money now before full project is finished. I'm wondering if that is possible.

Yes, it's possible. The freelancer can use the "submit work/request payment" button just as if the job were complete, but note 1/4 complete or first 25 sites or something like that and change the amount requested. You can approve the payment and the remaining amount will stay in escrow. You can then create another milestone for the next batch and assign some of the escrowed money to the new milestone.

petra_r
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@Joshua M wrote:

I contracted work for 100 2.0 websites for 50 buck


Seriously?


@Petra R wrote:

@Joshua M wrote:

I contracted work for 100 2.0 websites for 50 buck


Seriously?


Well, as a hypothetical example, a black hat SEO purveyor could have a 100 fake sites created strictly for the purposes of building links to another site which might be populated with articles paid for at a $3 for 500 words rate. 

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I have a similar issue ... milestone payment was set up by a prior employee, it is a large amount that I want to break into 2-3 chunks to provide timely payments to our developer for work progress.   I watched a video from 2014 that shows the "Review & Approve" screen with an "edit amount" link ... but I don't see that on any of the pages now ... only a big green "Pay Now" button.   Do I now need have the Freelancer ask me for partial payment?  Or can is there another screen behind the "Pay Now" button that will allow me to make a partial payment against the milestone?

 

Thanks.  John

Hi John,

On the pre-established milesotne, when you click the green "Pay Now" button, you'll be presented with the option of releasing a smaller amount and leaving the rest of the funds in escrow to apply to new milestones that you want to create. You can select the "Keep the contract open- I've got more work for (Freelancer's name)".

~Nina

Hi Nina,

 

I know this is an old post, hopefully someone can still answer my question.

Once i press the "pay now" button it goes straight to a "pay" button and no option to

release a lower amount.! Is there another option after pressing the "pay" button? or no turning back?

Regard,

Nick

Did you ever solve this? we are having this same problem.


Shea M wrote:

Did you ever solve this? we are having this same problem.


Just click on "Pay" and adjust the amount during the next step.

 

Just click on "Pay" and adjust the amount during the next step.

 

Way too nerve wracking to click that button - no way to know it's going to provide a chance to reduce the amount on the next screen! I didn't risk clicking it, and requested the contractor ask for a partial payment instead.

You are right.

Thinking about the image... the screen...

 

It IS nerve wracking. The button offers no assurances that you'll be able to edit the amount.

 

At the very least it would be nice if there was a NOTE right under the button telling you that you will be able to edit the amount if necessary.

Agreed! This is very poor UI design Upwork!

aqbalkumar
Member

i think its good