Yes, once your project is fully scoped and you hire your preferred expert, you deposit the total cost of your project into a secure escrow system before the project work starts. Your money is safely and securely stored until you’ve marked the project as complete. Once that’s done, the money is released to the expert’s account. This ensures that you have a committed expert for your project and also protects your funds in the event that things don’t work out.
Higher budget projects can also be broken down into milestones, so you fund each individual milestone as opposed to the full project cost ahead of time.