So I have a few clients that have been inactive for a little bit. I have sent them a message asking about the status of their projects. What I am wondering, if you have say three clients that have stopped responding, and you end all three contracts with the job is complete. How does it effect your score to end a contract without a rating or response from them? Also would having three finished jobs on your profile with no feedback give potential clients a bad impression of you when they look at your profile?
I would like to clear up the inactive jobs but I am worried about the negative conseqences it would have on both the look of my profile and the rating of my profile.
Yeh - I think I have run into a similar situation and technically you don't have an option as your profile would look bad if it has a bunch of open jobs.
Close the jobs (even if the client doesn't reply) and just look forward as with all things in life
The part that I am worried about has less to do with my job score and more about how my profile is going to look if there is a grouping of jobs that the cient hasn't left any feed back on. Wouldn't say having 4 gigs right in a row with no feed back on them ended up throwing off the profesional look to my profile.
Upwork unilaterally imposed this on freelancers a couple of weeks ago and closed dormant fixed-price contracts, only announcing it after the event (true to form). In my case, I suddenly had six no-feedback jobs listed in my history (despite trying to manage to avoid that as best I could over the previous year or so).. I've since finished a couple more jobs so it's slowly beginning to look better, and my JS took a hit of 1% (BUT I have 300 jobs...).
I suggest trying to get one closed for every few good jobs that you finish, but don't let it get to a stage where there are too many backing up; because that also looks bad on your profile ("20 jobs in progress - how's he got the time to do mine?"
Just get the money and drive on. The rest of it is meh.