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Propose a new contract for remaining payment

I have a client who deposited half of the budget for the job. I submitted my work and he paid the milestone. After that, he ended the contract without getting the full amount as we discussed. I message him how can I get half of the payment. He replied, and I think the client has no idea that he thought he deposited half of the payment. I am still waiting for his reply. Should I wait or I will propose a new contract to remind him of the remaining payment?

 

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prestonhunter
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You really DO NOT NEED a new contract.

 

A client can use the client-side "Give bonus" tool to pay a freelancer any amount of money.

Even on a closed contract.

 

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000980407-Pay-a-Bonus

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prestonhunter
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You really DO NOT NEED a new contract.

 

A client can use the client-side "Give bonus" tool to pay a freelancer any amount of money.

Even on a closed contract.

 

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000980407-Pay-a-Bonus

I think the client knows very well how this works. 

Stiffy:
I wish you well.

 

But please understand that you set things up incorrectly and you used the fixed-price contract model incorrectly.

 

If this client pays you more money, that's great. But he is not obligated to.

It is on the "honor system."

 

In the future, remember:

Only work on funded milestones.

The budget doesn't matter.

Only money in escrow matters.

If $100 is in escrow, then do $100 worth of work. Not $200.

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