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Milestone Query

candicedavis11
Active Member
Candice D Member Since: Jul 4, 2021
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Hello,

I'm new to UpWork, for Fixed-rate jobs, who will set the milestone? Will it be the Client or the Freelancer? And will it be sent together with the contract? 

Asking advice for the next step once you get hired for fixed rate.

 

Thank you Upwork Community.

ashrafkhan81
Community Guru
Ashraf K Member Since: Oct 15, 2019
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Setting the milestone is between you and the client. Both the parties must agree to a milestone definition, the amount allocated to a particular milestone, and delivery time. 

 

Either one of you can propose the milestone and the second party must agree to it. It is better to discuss how the project will be delivered and assign reasonable time and dollar amounts to each milestone. 

 

There should be a logical division of work between milestones, do not deliver significant project part until it has been factored into the milestone. 

 

Always try to have at least 2 milestones, try to avoid the project-based fixed fees. 

 

Best of luck! 

 

 

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candicedavis11
Active Member
Candice D Member Since: Jul 4, 2021
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Thank you Ashraf, this is very helpful. I will take note of this. 

Blessings!