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Changing contract from hourly to fixed-price with milestones

r_satta
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Roberto S Member Since: Apr 27, 2019
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Hello, I don't know where to post this issue since I am a freelancer but I'm asking for a client. We agreed to change a contract from hourly to fixed-price with milestones, if it is possible how do we do it? Or do we have to close the contract and re-hire with a fixed-price one?

opsogreen1
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Imran K Member Since: Nov 21, 2017
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Hi Rob,

 

You have to end it. Because there are no options to change it. So end it. And tell him/her to re-hire with fixed price.

 

Hope this helps.

Thanks

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r_satta
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Roberto S Member Since: Apr 27, 2019
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Imran K wrote:

Hi Rob,

 

You have to end it. Because there are no options to change it. So end it. And tell him/her to re-hire with fixed price.

 

Hope this helps.

Thanks


I thought so. Kinda disappointed in this useless bureaucracy Smiley Sad

researchediting
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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
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Imran K wrote:

Hi Rob,

 

You have to end it. Because there are no options to change it. So end it. And tell him/her to re-hire with fixed price.

 

Hope this helps.

Thanks


Whoa, whoa, whoa!

 

It depends on the state of the contract. Has the offer been accepted and the contract thus created? Or is the job still at the offer stage, in which case switching is easy and fairly obvious?

Circumstance vary, of course, but that's the stage at which to have this conversation with the client.

r_satta
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Roberto S Member Since: Apr 27, 2019
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Douglas Michael M wrote:


Whoa, whoa, whoa!

 

It depends on the state of the contract. Has the offer been accepted and the contract thus created? Or is the job still at the offer stage, in which case switching is easy and fairly obvious?

Circumstance vary, of course, but that's the stage at which to have this conversation with the client.


Well, I thought there was no need to explain that the contract was active, since the other case that you mention is not even a contract. 
Especially since I mentioned to "close a contract" which implies that there is inedeed a contract

dushan_pejchev
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Dushan P Member Since: Jul 9, 2019
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Hi guys,
I need a little help. I have an existing contract with a client that was created on a fixed price basis and it was paid off but not closed, so my question is the following: there are a couple of add ons that need to be finished and we agreed on hourly rate, so is it possible to add hourly payment as a continuation of the same contract?
petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Dushan P wrote:
there are a couple of add ons that need to be finished and we agreed on hourly rate, so is it possible to add hourly payment as a continuation of the same contract?

No, you'd have to end the contract and start an hourly one, or do the add ons as an extra milestone (or several).

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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It is possible to send bonus payments to a freelancer - using a current open contract OR a closed contract.

 

Bonus payments have no Upwork protection associated with them. They are done on the honor system. But if a client and freelancer trust each other, they provide an additional alternative way of handling additional requests.

 

But if you already agreed to handle the additional work using hourly payments, then follow Petra's advice and simply create a new hourly contract. It is easy to do that and in my opinion is the most effective thing for the client to do.

dushan_pejchev
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Dushan P Member Since: Jul 9, 2019
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Thank you! I really appreciate your advice.
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Amimul A Member Since: Nov 11, 2020
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really its good

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