How do hourly research projects and fixed-fee projects differ?

Here’s the flow of an hourly research project:

client submits request > Genlighten Support reviews request and approves it > provider receives project notification email > provider declines or submits a research proposal and quote > client declines or accepts the proposal > client pays a deposit, if required by provider > provider does the research, uploads a report and any associated images > provider creates invoice > client pays invoice and views/downloads report and/or images > client and provider leave feedback

Here’s the flow for fixed-fee offering projects:

client submits request and authorizes payment > provider declines or accepts project request, carries out research, uploads report and any associated images, and finalizes the project which lets client know the report and any associated images are available for viewing/download > client and provider leave feedback