Projects fees are introduction fees collected for using the site to start and complete projects. How the project fee is charged depends on the type of project.
For Hourly projects, a 3% fee is charged whenever you release a payment to a freelancer.
For Fixed-price projects, 3% of the winning bid or $3.00 USD—whichever is greater—is collected when the awarded freelancer accepts your project. If you subsequently pay the freelancer more than the original bid amount, 3% project fees will be charged for additional payments.