In Useme we are aware that some jobs are time-consuming or too complex to settle them within just one deal. For this reason, you can settle a deal via Useme in a few stages.
How can I conclude a deal in milestones?
Issuing a VAT invoice without a company for the deal in milestones does not differ at all from generating an invoice for a "single" job.
Click on the "Issue invoice without a company" form and complete it, marking "Advance payment / Milestones" checkbox in step 2. Checking the field causes an extra, short form to appear. Specify the names of subsequent milestones along with descriptions, prices and expected delivery dates.
If any of the job's milestones is delayed, subsequent milestones will be prolonged as well.
How can I settle a deal in milestones?
After you have completed the "Issue invoice without a company" form, send it to us and on its basis, we will send your Client a pre-invoice for the first milestone. After paying for it, the Employer will receive a VAT invoice from us.
When the payment is credited to our account, the period of time allowed to finish the work will begin. Upload the finished work for the first milestone to Useme via the link sent to you in a separate system message or from your account (My account → specific deal → specific milestone → Upload your work).
After its acceptance, we will pay you out the remuneration and send a pre-invoice for the next milestone to the Employer, and the whole procedure will be repeated.
If you have uploaded your work in the first milestone of the deal, it will end automatically and we will send a pre-invoice for the next milestone to the Employer and repeat the whole process.
The Employer will receive a separate invoice for each milestone.
When to use a deal in milestones?
Consider using a deal in milestones if you want to settle:
- a vast scope of work
If a commissioned job is complex, a deal in milestones is beneficial to both parties. The Employer can monitor the progress of work systematically and the division of work into smaller stages increases the Freelancer's comfort.
- long work completion deadline
In case of jobs demanding a longer period of time to achieve desired results, a deal in milestones also facilitates the work completion. The division into milestones makes it easier to settle already performed tasks without having to wait for the settlement until the whole work is finished.
Choose a deal in milestones if you allow for paid corrections to the commissioned job. It can be useful, for instance, while performing graphics work when, apart from a specific number of corrections included in the job's price, you want to add separately paid corrections as well.
- advance payment
Using a deal in milestones, you can also settle a deal in which you collect an advance payment towards further activities related to the job's realization. Remember, however, that we collect an advance on income tax from the advance payment.
If you collect advance payments to secure remuneration, a more efficient way is settling the work via Useme.