I hired a freelancer outside of the system inadvertently. Now I need to open up a closed project and pay the freelancer. I was told on chat to pay a bonus but I can't get to that page because I never hired someone on the system.
Do you have a client account? If not... click here and make one.
Does the contractor already have an oDesk account? If not... (s)he will need to make one first.
Create a contract.
Invite them to interview.
Pay a bonus.