Touseef A wrote:
Hi everyone, I have this client who ended the client after few days saying that I don't need it anymore. What should I do? Should I let go? Should I dispute? I just want that it should not affect my profile.
more detail please.
Jourly or fixed rate?
Is the work done? Half done?
If you have not done any work on the project, then the customer-friendly thing for you, as a freelancer, to do would be to allow the client to have all the escrow money refunded back to him.
As a person who has worked as both a freelancer and a client, I understand that having a zero-pay contract can cause problems with JSS.
So as a client, if I hired a freelancer to do something with a fixed-price contract, and he hadn't done anything at all yet, and I wanted to end the project, I would ask him:
I'm so glad that you agreed to work on the project. But it turns out that I won't be able to use this. As you have not started on this yet, could I release $5.00 to you immediately, to compensate you for your time and inconvenience? I would be grateful, and you would not need to do any work at all to earn the money and my grateful feedback?"
I think most freelancers would see the benefit in agreeing to that.
re: "wouldn't affect my job success rate?"
Yes. In your case, if you agreed to a complete refund, it probably WOULD negatively impact your Job Success Score. Because you have so few other contracts.
You might want to send a message to the client explaining your situation, and asking if he can pay you a $2.00 bonus if you will agree to refunding the escrow money. That way you would not end up with a zero-pay contract.
Touseef A wrote:
can he create another milestone of $2 ? initially there was only one milestone
No, he can either release only $ 2 of the existing contract, or, if the contract has already been closes, pay a bonus.