Some client hired me for video editing. ( It's first job I got on UpWork after long time of trying...).
Client said this will be ongoing project hourly payed and that he will send me "first task" in one week (that passed last friday). I am serious abot my job and I didn't want just to end the contract. Client is not responding anymore.
What should I do?
You should accept a contract only when you have enough material and instructions to complete a milestone funded in escrow. That way you can work, send the results and get paid even without any response from the other side. I understand you are new and actually this exact problem happened to me some time ago. It's indeed quite common, so don't worry.
Don't close the contract just yet. Give it some more time, send another message to him in about a week. The client I had responded me after 1 month and everything ended up nicely.