25 May 09 10:29 pm
As a general rule you pay the full amount for the project to Elance
, and once you are both satisfied the project has been completed, you release the money to the worker.Elance
also allows you to setup Milestones, where you release a portion of the money as each part of the work is completed.
E.g. If you outsource a job of 10 articles for $100 you might set up 2 milestones, and allocate $50 for the first 5 articles, and $50 for the last 5.
When the worker completes and gives you the first 5 articles, you release the first $50, then they start work on they continue working.