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hatheek619
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Sending Project Files Via Google Drive

Hello, can i use Google Drive to submit the Project Files to my Clients as he request me to send the files via Google Drive?
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namita_shakya
Community Member

Hi Hatheek, 

 

Yes, you can send the files to your Client via Google Drive or Dropbox. 

But I'll advice you first go to My Jobs> That particular Contract> Submit work button. 

And submit your files there too. Write a description about the work you've done on that project and attach the files there, just to ensure your payment protection on fixed price contracts. 

 

Good luck!


Namita S wrote:

Hi Hatheek, 

 

Yes, you can send the files to your Client via Google Drive or Dropbox. 

But I'll advice you first go to My Jobs> That particular Contract> Submit work button. 

And submit your files there too. Write a description about the work you've done on that project and attach the files there, just to ensure your payment protection on fixed price contracts. 

 

Good luck!


or, like, just add the link in the milestone description box and click submit. Just share a directory with the client so they can go get files or mark up documents. What you're suggesting is overkill and not necessary.

 

And also, there is no payment protection on escrow. Don't kid yourself.

Really!!!!

Still you prefer to send your work through the submit work button. 

 

And there is payment protection on escrow on fixed price contracts. I'm not kidding at all. 


Namita S wrote:

Really!!!!

Still you prefer to send your work through the submit work button. 

 

And there is payment protection on escrow on fixed price contracts. I'm not kidding at all. 


lol when you get a chargeback or a dispute and you don't want to or can't afford to pony up $300 for arbitration, let me know your feelings then, chica.

**Edited for community guidelines**
Making speculations about what I can or can't do....? Last I checked arbitration fee was $291 applicable to all the parties involved. 
 
Let's not deviate from the OP's question. In my views it's been answered appropriately. 


Namita S wrote:
**Edited for community guidelines**

**Edited for community guidelines**Yes, the $291 is indeed charged to all three parties. Don't pay it and you auto-lose. Get a chargeback, and you wake up to a negative balance. You realize this, right?

Hi All,

 

I would just like to ask you to keep the conversation professional and avoid personal attacks! Please be mindful of the Community Guidelines and respectful toward other members of the Community.

 

Thank you.

~ Bojan
Upwork

oh jeez she didn't attack me. She just thinks I'm angry and I'm not. I'm trying to warn her and the OP against walking into an escrow job thinking that money can't be yanked from her when the client just says "meh, don't want to pay you." Unless she's got $300 to pay up, she auto-loses or has to take whatever the client throws at her, which IME is very little. Also, chargebacks.

 

There is no protection with escrow jobs, so enter at your own risk.

This thread is not about going into arbitration or paying the arbitration fees. 

If any FL decides to proceeds with the arbitration s/he ll obviously pay the arbitration fees, that includes me. If I can't justify my stand, then I'll simply refund the amount and won't proceed with the dispute itself. But If I'm convinced that I'm not at fault I will proceed with the arbitration for sure. 

 

Anyways thanks for marking my post as "Report Inappropriate Content". 

As Bojan said all of us must be respectful toward other members of the community. 

Unfortunately some of us never understand this!! 

browersr
Community Member

You can use whatever means you and the client want to communicate and to send files, etc. After a project starts, I rarely use UW for anything. Most of my communications is via Slack and Trello. This is not an issue.

 

To clarify what was stated above about fixed price protection. The only protection offered is the escrow service you are already participating in. Fixed projects don't get the same payment protection that time based contracts do. You should absolutely submit the milestone of course in order to get the review process going in order for escrow release. However, files do not need to be part of that from an Upwork perspective. 

In case of any dispute work submitted through Upwork counts. 

It's better to be wise than learn it the hard way. 

ivelin123
Community Member

I will share something I learned the hard way.

Clients should not obtain any hard copy of a file while the project is ongoing.
Therefore you should just make one drive account. 10 EU per month but when you share a file you have the option to give just VIEW PERMISSION ONLY. They can comment on it, ask for changes and etc but you and only you have the rights to the link. Like this, you protect yourself from cheap ass people who are ready to stab you and go to a cheaper monkey like freelancer.

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