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invoice BEFORE work

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Sharon L Member Since: Sep 21, 2020
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My company can only make a bank deposit / payment in general if they get an invoice BEFORE work is done. Is that possible at upwork?

 

Thank you in advance

Sharon

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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Sharon,

 

Unfortunately no. At the moment an invoice will be generated once you`ve paid your freelancers. If you have any additional questions or need further help, let me know and our team will reach out to you directly. Thank you.


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Sharon L Member Since: Sep 21, 2020
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and what about a quote?

And is another payment wa accepted other than credit card or paypal?

 

Thanks

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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Sharon,

 

To learn about our available billing methods and how to add one, check out this Help Article

Regarding quotes, during the interview stage, you can ask your freelancers to send you a quote and discuss the project further. To learn more about how to utilize Upwork, you can check out our resources Here. Thank you.


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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "and what about a quote?"

 

A client may choose to use a fixed-price contract.

 

That means: The client posts a job description. A freelancer provides an up-front price stating how much it will cost for the deliverable. The client funds an escrow payment up-front. The freelancer does the work. Then the client releases the payment. This is all done through Upwork, and all very simple to do.

 

This is how clients get work done on Upwork using quotes.

 

Alternatively, it is possible for a client to hire a freelancer using an hourly contract and ask for an estimate of how many hours the task will take (thus: what is the estimated cost). But that estimate is just done to provide information. A task might take less time. It might take more. There is no "contractual" element to it, and a client can not "hold" the freelancer to that estimate.

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