@Petra R wrote:
@Douglas Michael M wrote:
Nichola and Jessica are correct. Negotiate with prospects prior to their making an Offer, the page for which has a fairly obvious (I'm told) "switch to fixed-price" button available.
All I want for Christmas is for @Upwork to document this procedure.
Correct, there is no "switch to fixed price" facility on existing hourly jobs, only "switch to hourly" on existing fixed price ones.
However, the "fixed price or hourly" option when posting a job or then setting up a contract would be very hard to miss and frankly if a client requires extensive documentation on how to choose one of two options on one fairly simple page maybe online hiring isn't for them.....
when creating a job the first page a client is confronted with is this: (nothing else on it, just "hourly or fixed?")
Then, after interviewing etc, when sending the offer / creating a contract the client sees the page below (if they had originally set up the job post as hourly. If it was set up to be fixed rate it would have the fixed rate and escrow details and a "switch to hourly" option instead of the "switch to fixed" one.)
Much on Upwork requires some getting used to, but this particular process really is not difficult to navigate....
not really rocket science.
Maybe not for clients - but the freelancer still as no option, and that was the OP's question.
We should be able to do it for clients that are not trained in rocket science.
Petra R wrote:
....when creating a job the first page a client is confronted with is this: (nothing else on it, just "hourly or fixed?")
....not really rocket science.
Ooh, an early present? Thanks, Petra!
I mentioned that the process is fairly obvious to the client. And why, exactly, are we taking time out of our busy days to explain the negotiation process and its critical timing to contractors for the umpty-oddth time? And why, exactly, does Upwork think it's any of its business to "recommend" a payment method? Bah, humbug!
It is yet another design flaw of UW that Elancers are going to be asking about once they come over and find they can't work as they used to.
Brace yourselves. The questions are coming.
@Setu M wrote:
Thanks for posting detailed screenshots Petra. Those of us without client accounts are usually in the dark.
Also, isn't that what Michael said about the 'switch to fixed price' button? prior to an offer.
Yes, it's what Michael said, the original question was switching an existing contract so I thought I wrap it all up in one to clarify what I was talking about! Plus Michael wanted documentation for Christmas
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