Summer Milestone 5 AngelaRichmondFuller MicroMacro Milestone0
These documents should give you a clear idea of the process a novice requester posting a task on Freelancer. I've included lots of screenshots of the process along with issues/problems and suggestions for things for us to consider. Please keep in mind when you read through the documents that I did all of this whilst also trying to look after my kids - lots is disjointed.
Based on my experience posting tasks on Freelancer, I would like to offer the following suggestions re:Milestone functionality: 1.Offer pre-populated templates with suggested milestones, timeframes and payment 2.Let requester either use template or set their own milestones and task details
- Allow workers ability to reject or amend the milestone
3.Provide “chat” functionality or "Public clarification board" to gain clarification on the task 4.Allow worker and requester to amendthe milestone and send back to the other for “approval”, “rejection” or “amendment”. Ensure the amendments show up on the system immediately.
For a complete summary of the process and lots of screenshots see:
- A document outlining the process for a novice requester trying to get a macro task completed. Freelancer business card design process 
- This is the "task Chat" that goes along with that "Freelancer business design card process" document above. As you can see, a pre-populated template would go a looooong way to clarifying a task from the outset, reduce the amount of time to-ing and for-ing and set expectations. Task chat between requester and worker.