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If a potential client told me they wouldn't pay me until their project is complete I would tell them that is unacceptable.
For a fixed price project, even if they agreed to fund all of escrow upfront it is too easy for a shady client to just disappear after they get what they want from a freelancer and never release escrow.
For an hourly project, the paid-everything-at-the-end arrangement would require that you submit manual hours for payment. Within the Upwork system there is no means of enforcing payment by a client when a freelancer submits manual hours.
Upwork must always be paid by the client before Upwork passes that money (minus Upwork's fees) to you. Any payment scheme that takes Upwork out of that loop is a violation of Upwork's terms of service.
re: "we will not be doing any payments untill the whole project is complete"
What on Earth are you talking about?
Whoever heard of such a thing?
You should be getting paid at least weekly, if not more frequently.
Do you think the team manager for the Broncos waits to get paid until his team wins the Super Bowl? Do you think the manager of that restaurant near your home waits until the mission of the restaurant "is complete" before getting paid?
If you feel like you have been paid up front, then that makes more sense.
But I still think it is poor management to have people working on my project who are not getting paid regularly.
Osama K wrote:
I just didn't wanted to have an inactive contract that will effect my JSS when I know there won't be any payments for 2 month...
If you received payment under the contract it doesn't matter if it sits there idle for months.
Contracts where oney has been paid do not hurt the JSS when they are open for a while or even a long while...
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