Managing hourly projects
An automatic billing system for hourly projects is integrated with the Freelancer Desktop App to better manage payments for your freelancer's worked hours.
Tracking Work Hours
Hours worked on by your freelancer will be tracked and their activities will be recorded via random screenshots on the Desktop App. You can view the tracked hours and screenshots on the Tracked Time and the Daily Activity Viewer sections of your hourly project page, respectively.
Tracked hours are invoiced automatically every week. When you award your hourly project, you will be prompted to activate the weekly automatic billing. Your project will not be awarded if you try to skip it.
When activating the automatic billing, you can review the billing details and create a Milestone Payment for your freelancer’s first hour of work. These billing details can still be edited in your project’s Billing Summary section after award.
An invoice will be automatically generated for the tracked hours every Monday in your timezone. The generated invoice will be automatically paid using a Milestone Payment created by the system (if the automatic billing is active) every Wednesday in your timezone.