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Hello, I'm new to Upwork and had a question about paying a freelancer.


The total cost of my project was $70. I have already paid $40 for the first milestone. When I end the contract, will the remaining $35 be automatically payed to the freelancer, or do I need to create another milestone for the remaining payment?


Thank you!


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Hi Gary, 

If you end a contract for a fixed-price contract, you'll have the opportunity to make a payment on the end contract form. If you have funds in escrow, you will be asked to either release a partial or full amount of the remaining money in escrow, or request for an escrow refund. I checked your account and it looks like you are yet to fund the second milestone. You may fund the second milestone, and pay your freelancer. Or close the contract, and send your freelancer a bonus payment. 

Either way, I would recommend that you discuss with your freelancer that you will be ending the contract soon, so that both you and your freelancer are on the same page.

~ Avery
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