Hourly Projects



An employer has only paid a portion of my invoice. What can I do?
If you are satisfied with the employer’s payment you can click “Accept Payment” in your Invoices tab. This will mark the invoice as paid and you will be able to raise further invoices.


If you don’t agree with the payment made by the employer you can lodge a Dispute with Freelancer.com.au Support.

Can I request changes to my Freelancer’s Invoice?
Yes. On your Project Page:

  • Click “Request Change” next to the Invoice
  • Specify the amendments you would like made to the invoice
  • Click “Request Change”

Alternatively, you can request a change through the Financial Dashboard:
  • Select the Invoices tab under Manage Transactions
  • Ensure the Incoming invoices tab is selected
  • Click the Action drop down on the right of the Invoice you wish to request a change for
  • Select Request Change in the drop down menu
  • Specify the amendments you would like made to the invoice
  • Click Request Change

The Freelancer will receive a message containing your requested changes, which they can choose to modify before reissuing the invoice.

Can I specify how long my Hourly Project goes for?
Yes, you can specify your project duration in Days, Weeks and Months, or select Ongoing if it’s an indefinite work engagement.


If you are unsure how long your project will go for, simply select “Not Sure” and you can negotiate the duration directly with Freelancers.

How do I create an invoice for an Hourly Project?
You can create an Invoice directly from the Project Details page or the Financial Dashboard.

Project Details page:

  • Log in to your Freelancer.com account
  • Go to your Project Details page
  • Select the Invoices tab under Awarded Bids
  • Click “Create Invoice”

Financial Dashboard:
  • Log in to your Freelancer.com account
  • Go to your Financial Dashboard
  • Select the Invoices tab under Manage Transactions
  • Click the “Create Invoice” button

Note: You can only create one Invoice at a time. If there is an unpaid invoice it must first be paid by the employer before you can create a new one.

How do I pay an Invoice for an Hourly Project?
You can pay an Invoice from the Project Details page or the Financial Dashboard.

Project Details page:

  • Go to your Project Details page
  • Select the Invoices tab under Awarded Bids
  • Click “Pay” next to the invoice you wish to pay for.


Financial Dashboard:

  • Log in to your Freelancer.com account
  • Go to your Financial Dashboard
  • Select the Invoices tab under Manage Transactions
  • Ensure the Incoming tab is selected to see incoming Invoices.
  • Click the Action drop down on the right of the Invoice you wish to pay
  • Select Pay in the drop down.

You can pay an Invoice in 3 easy ways:
  1. By creating and releasing Milestones
  2. Direct Transfer
  3. A combination of Milestones and Direct Transfer

Note: For Hourly Projects, Milestones can only be released to pay for an Invoice

How do I post an Hourly Project?

  • Click the Post Project link
  • Select “Hourly Rate” under Project Type.
  • Provide specific Hourly project details.
  • How do I provide feedback for an Hourly project?
    You will be prompted to leave Feedback whenever an invoice is paid, whether you are the payer or recipient.

    How do I request a Milestone payment for an Hourly Project?

    • Go to your Project Details page
    • Select the Milestones tab under Awarded Bids
    • Click “Request Milestone”.
    • Create and send your request to your Employer


    Note: Employers do not have to accept your request. We recommend requesting Milestones so you can increase your Feedback and Reputation, and be protected in case an issue arises involving the project.

    How many hours can I hire a Freelancer for?
    You can hire a Freelancer for as many hours as you need. While creating your project, under "Hours of Work Required", specify the number of hours you would like to hire your Freelancer for and whether those hours are per week or month.


    If you are unsure how long your project will take to complete, simply select “Not Sure” and Freelancers will provide their estimates on how long it will take. You can then select the Freelancer appropriate for your project.

    What is an Hourly Project?
    It’s a project in which you pay your Freelancer by the number of hours they work on the project. The Freelancer will invoice you for payment. Hourly projects are suitable for all types of projects, especially those which require a Freelancer to work specific hours, ongoing engagements, and projects where the scope is not clearly defined.

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