Thank you Margarete and Sandra.
So it sounds like, I can't leave the review now---I have to wait until the auto-release of 1 cent?
Also, thank you, Sandra, for the advice of admitting my own mistakes in the client review. I will do that.
I've only closed one contract, but if I recall correctly I was prompted to leave feedback the moment I closed it.
I hope that if I'm wrong, someone else will chime in with the right answer.
Hi Stephen and others,
Unfortunately, at least $1 has to be paid on the contract in order for feedback to show publicly. I still suggest you provide private feedback for the client once the contract is closed. Clients who have proven to be problematic to work with are warned and reviewed by the team and their feedback can potentially be excluded from freelancers' JSS. Also, always make sure that a milestone is fully funded before you complete the task and deliver work to the client.
That's too bad that you had to learn things this way Steve. I had a client try something a few months back, I think. The job was to write some content for $150 but when the contract was offered I noticed that is was broken into two milestones, which sent me some flags to begin with. Why would a client, who essentially controls when the escrow funds are released, need to split the funds into two drafts? If he/she doesn't like what I send her/him then it can be sent back to me until I rewrite to the client's specs, right? I then noticed that milestone one was only funded for $1. I said no thank you and blocked him from contacting me.
What I would like to know is how Upwork takes a 10% cut from a penny?
Thank you Valeria and Jared.
Valeria---2 questions on your post regarding my situation. 1) How do I provide private feedback on this client, and 2) How does the contract get closed?
Everyone----I just received this message:
"Contract action taken by (client's name is here)
Hi Stephen M.
Your last submission of milestone "Start" on contract #******** (contract number is here) "Ghost Writer" has been approved by Upwork."
Contract is still only funded 1 cent.
Not sure quite what the message means if there is still no funding??? Sheesh!!