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You can tell the client something like this:
"Please make me an official offer for the terms we discussed, and I'll be happy to accept and get started."
Then, don't do any work until you hear from the client and have an official contact in place. Otherwise, you could be wasting your time.
Madhumika - Make sure that the client
1 initiates a contract here on Upwork which you can either accept or decline (if you don't want to do the job)
2 has his payment/account verified
3 if it's a fixed rate job, funds must be deposited into escrow eithe for the entire job or for each milestone as they come up
4 if it's a fixed rate job make sure you download, install and USE Time Tracker and make sure you document the screen shots it takes.
Once # 1 and 2 (and either 3 or 4 depending on whether it's a fixed rate or hourly job) is done BEFORE you even start work no matter what the client may tell you and how conviencing it sounds or they may be.
Be careful. The client may use their "deadline" and try to tell you to start work and submit it because it's a rush job and that they will pay you once they get it. No funds in escrow, no work, no matter what.
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