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Re: edit milestone

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Carlee W Member Since: Dec 12, 2017
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Hi, the freelancer I am working with is demanding I change the milestone as he does not agree to do what is posted on the milestone. How do I edit it? thank you!

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Samrat C Member Since: Jun 1, 2016
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Hi Carlee,


You will not be able to edit any milestone that is funded. However, you can make adjustments by releasing the current milestone and creating a new one after discussing with your freelancer.

Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Carlee,


Samrat is correct, you won't be able to edit the title for the second Milestone on your contract but can edit the Milestone upon release and increase the amount. Alternatively, you can issue a bonus payment on the same contract. Let us know if you need further guidance.

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Dillon W Member Since: Dec 12, 2017
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It would be great if you could just edit aspects of that milestone. For example, I have a freelancer on a weekly payment and I want to increase it. It seems a bit ridiculous to have to end a milestone and start a new one just so that I can increase his weekly payment. Assuming, of course, that I'm correctly understanding how this works. Or is there an easier way to increase the weekly payment that I'm unaware of?

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Nina K Member Since: Nov 29, 2017
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Hi Dillon,


After reviewing and approving the work and when you are ready to release the milestone payment, you will be presented with the option of editing the payment amount of the milestone. You will be able to increase the milestone payment right before releasing it, and therefore creating a new milestone to increase the payment is not necessary.  Alternatively you can issue the freelancer a bonus payment.

Here is an article with more information regarding Paying for Fixed-Price contracts.

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Dillon W Member Since: Dec 12, 2017
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Thanks, Nina. Apparently, I was a bit confused in regards to Upwork's terminology and it's not actually a milestone that I'm referring to. I've heard back from Upwork's customer support and things are becoming clearer. Thanks for the response!

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Jennifer D Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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Dillon, a weekly payment on an hourly contract is not the same as a milestone on a fixed-price contract. It's not really clear from your post what sort of contract you have set up?

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Dillon W Member Since: Dec 12, 2017
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You're right. I'm quite confused with Upwork's terminology. I'm in contact with customer support now and they're helping. Thanks for your response!

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Karen U Member Since: Apr 16, 2019
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