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Potential client suggested a 'paid' trial project

ecb8ae01
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Ana B Member Since: Mar 5, 2021
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Hello,

After I submitted a proposal, the client got in touch and suggested we do a trial run with a smaller project, saying he would 'compensate me for my effort' ( that's all he said).

 

I'm all for doing a trial - I'm just not sure how the "logistics" of payment would work in this case.

Assuming I'll be compensated in any case after I submit the trial work, how to make sure this client will be true to his word given I don't know him and there are no reviews from other freelancers? 

 

Any and all information appreciated.

Thank you,

A.

 

andregutierrez22
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Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
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Hi Ana,

 

You can create a Fixed-Price or Hourly contract for the trial, whatever works best with the nature of the work. Please check out this help article for info on Upwork Payment Protection so you can make sure you always get paid for your work!

 

Thanks!

~Andrea
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ecb8ae01
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Ana B Member Since: Mar 5, 2021
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Thanks!

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Ana:

 

I consider every job on Upwork a paid trial project.

 

Every single one.

 

None of us have tenure.

 

There are clients I have worked for through Upwork for many years. But my contract with them is on a "trial" basis. If they do not value my work, they can end the contract at any time.