Hope you are fine. Try to apply in a small project first like $5 or $10. And always check the client is they are good client or just using upwork as a fun. Sometimes people just post a job and they never come back for check there profile. So always check on right side clients feedback and hiring rate. If hiring rate is up 50% it means client is legit. Always check hiring rate of the client.
Hello I am new here.
I have some questions. Let me try to be as clear as possible. Ok so the job is for an executive assistant role (so basically no tangible deliverables. I just have to perform admin assistant services to client... respond to mails, take meeting notes etc).
Client wasn't clear on how long it will run for but when I asked she said a month initially but she may renew at the end of the month if she is happy with my services. The job is a fixed price contract for $xxx.
I submitted the proposal and set 2 milestones. Milestone 1 to be paid halfway through the month if client is happy with my services (so 2 weeks into the project) and Milestone 2, to be paid at the end of the month if there is no renewal (2 weeks after milestone 1).
She sent an offer now. It shows that the full amount is in the escrow account. On the offer I can only see one milestone. There is also no date anywhere of when I am to receive the milestone payment.
Am I being unreasonable to ask that she includes the 2 milestones I originally sent in the proposal. Am I also being funny to insist that she includes in the offer the exact date she needs to pay me the complete amount if happy with my services or will that be detailed in the contract.
I suggest that you further discuss with your client the terms of the contract you both agreed upon. On a Fixed-Priced contract, all deliverables and deadlines are set during the interview process and you can submit a milestone for payment at any time when said deliverable is completed. Based on the nature of your project, I'd say an hourly contract is more advisable. Feel free to have a look at this help article where you'll be able to see the difference between those.