New freelancer here. I'm in the running for a fixed-price project job. The client would like me to do a sample so he can narrow down his choices for the job, and he asked me to bill him at my hourly rate for the sample. I can't figure out how to do that.
Is it possible for me to bill him?
Or does he need to set up a seperate hourly project that I accept?
Again, I haven't taken any work on Upwork yet, so this feels really complicated to me. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
Great that this client understands there should be a cost for this exercise! However, yes there will need to be a separate project setup for this purpose. I know he isn't asking, but I would not do a "bill me as part of the project when you are selected" approach as of course you may not be selected. In short he needs to create a project, of which he can set a fixed amount at your hourly (for however many hours) or an hourly contract and limit the number of hours in a given week. All things the client has to do.