Freelancers - Milestone Payment

How do I get paid?

We recommend the use of our Milestone Payment System in receiving payments for your projects.

We highly advise freelancers to ask for a Milestone Payment first before doing any work on an accepted project. That way, you will be assured that the employer is willing to pay for your work.

You can increase your reputation by getting paid with Milestone Payments. Also, the feedback option is available only if a freelancer is paid in full using the Milestone Payment System.

To know more about the Milestone Payment System, please click here. Here are other methods for receiving payments.

Can I receive payments outside of a project?

No. Fund transfers from one account to another should only be in payment for services received or refunds of said payments, etc on a project. To know more, click here.

Can I receive payments outside of Freelancer?

It is highly advisable to transact using Freelancer's Milestone PaymentSystem and other payment methods for projects within the site. To know more, click here

Why use a Milestone Payment™?

Using a Milestone Payment will help freelancers build their reputation. Reputation puts a Freelancer higher in the bid rankings. The higher you are, the more likely you will be picked and the more money you will earn.

This will also help freelancers with their Completion Rate. Projects are marked as completed once the freelancer is paid in full with Milestone Payments. If a freelancer has a high Completion Rate, employers will have the security of knowing that their projects will be completed and will not be abandoned by an unreliable freelancer.

To know more about Milestone Payments, please click here.

How do I check if the employer sent a Milestone Payment™?

You may check for an incoming Milestone Payment by doing the following:

  • Log in to your account.

  • Hover your mouse over your balance at the upper right part of your Dashboard.

  • Select Finances.

  • Under the Milestones tab, ensure that the Incoming view is selected. Check the table which lists any incoming Milestone Payment you may have.

How do I cancel a Milestone Payment™?

To cancel a Milestone Payment, please follow these steps:

  • Log in to your account.

  • Click My Projects.

  • Click the title of your project to go to its main page.

  • Select the Milestones tab.

  • Click the dropdown arrow for the Milestone Payment you want to return and select Cancel.

You can also cancel a Milestone Payment through the Finances page. Under the Milestones tab, click the Actions dropdown menu for the Milestone Payment and select Cancel.

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