@Charlotte O wrote:
how do I stop paying when the job is finished but the freelancer keeps writing. It was an open ended project.
Pause the contract and discuss with the freelancer why they keep doing something when the original job was done. Alternatively you could end the contract but pausing it will stop any further hours being logged and give you a chance to explain to the freelancer what is going on.
Communication is everything
In addition to your ability to pause a contract, don't forget that you can close a contract entirely.
At any time, for any reason.
If you have an hourly contract with a contractor, and you no longer need the contractor's services, then simply thank them for their work, and close the contract. It's very simple.
I often have clients close contracts I'm working on when they don't need anything else.
And then they open up a new contract when the new more work done. It's not a big deal.