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Paying a Freelancer Hired Outside System

Active Member
Hugo C Member Since: Apr 28, 2015
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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.

Community Guru
Tony H Member Since: Nov 10, 2011
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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.

Close contract.

Community Manager
Lena E Community Manager Member Since: Apr 7, 2015
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Hi Hugo,


Follow the guidance from your support ticket. First create your job post, then find and hire the freelancer that completed the work, after you have hired them you can pay them through the bonus. Refer to this article on how to directly hire a freelancer.