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Is this offer hourly or a fixed budget?

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Liang Yu C Member Since: Jun 16, 2015
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Hello and Happy Monday!

I have a doubt regarding an offer. I sent a proposal to an hourly job and I'm happy that I received an offer from the client. However, the offer appears to be a budget instead of the original hourly job.

Am I correct? Is this offer a budget job instead of the original $15/hour job?

 

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Syed Ebad H Member Since: Jan 14, 2019
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Hi Liang,
Yes, you are correct. It's a fixed price job.
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Liang Yu C Member Since: Jun 16, 2015
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Thank you!

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Liang Yu C wrote:

Hello and Happy Monday!

I have a doubt regarding an offer. I sent a proposal to an hourly job and I'm happy that I received an offer from the client. However, the offer appears to be a budget instead of the original hourly job.

Am I correct? Is this offer a budget job instead of the original $15/hour job?

 

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This is a fixed price offer for USD 15 total. It would be best if you discussed your doubts with your client, and don't forget - never accept before you are absolutely clear on everything!

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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It is theoretically possible to use a fixed-price contract to hire and pay for "an hour of coaching time."

 

Personally, I always consider it inadviseable to mix the fixed-price and hourly contract models.

 

If this is only an hour of time spent online with a client, and you are comfortable with the pay ($15 for that hour), then I suppose you could agree to such a contract.

 

But I consider it safer for BOTH parties to use an hourly contract for this.

 

If it was me, I probably would tell the client:

 

"Jason:

Thank you for the contract offer. But let's cancel that offer and use an hourly contact instead. That will work better for both of us. For example: If we end up spending only 30 minutes, instead of a full hour, then would only need to pay for 30 minutes of time, rather than a full hour. I think fixed-price contracts can be the right choice in some situations, but for coaching time done on an hourly basis, an hourly contract will work best."

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Liang Yu C Member Since: Jun 16, 2015
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Hello Preston! Thank you for your long reply and for the advice! It is possible yes, but from what I spoke to the client, we agree that this will be hourly and weeky coaching sessions so I think he made a mistake when he sent me the offer.

I already sent him a message about it. All is well! Happy Week! Smiley Very Happy

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Liang Yu C Member Since: Jun 16, 2015
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Thank you Martina for your reply! Yes, I believe this is an honest mistake from the client. He is new in Upwork. I will talk to him about it! I agree! Never accept if it's not clear. Cheers!Man Very Happy

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