There was a contract (Contract ID 23270894) for single article @ $15 for which I submitted the article.
the client is asking to write 15 articles and saying that I have created contract for 15 articles but there is no contract to show in my account.
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Regarding your tasks on your contract, I would suggest communicating and negotiating with your client further. Thank you.
You do have a formed contract as you`ve already shared your Contract ID in your first post.
The funds are in Escrow and once you`re ready you can request a payment. If your client has additional tasks, they can set up a new milestone once the funds on the first one have been approved. Thank you.
If you had an agreement to write one article for $15, then tell the client that you will be happy to continue working on the project, but that in order to proceed, he needs to release the $15 that was promised for the first article.
If the client insists that there is a contract for you to write 15 articles for $15, but that is not what really happened, then you will need to decide what to do.
The simplest things for you to do would be to close the contract and stop working with or communicating with this client. Doing so would cause your JSS to take a hit.
Other options include:
- write 15 articles and send them to the client and hope that he will pay you $15 for them, at a rate of $1 each
- file a dispute and try to get paid $15 for the first article.
I do not know all of the details relating to this situation. I can't tell you what to do.
I will tell you what I would do if a client hired me to write one article for $15 and then asked for 14 more articles for that price, which was NOT the original agreement.
I would use the green "Submit Work / Request Payment" button to submit the work. And that starts the countdown clock to Upwork automatically releasing escrow funds to me.
Then, no matter what the client said to me, I would tell him: "Yes, after I have received payment for the first article, we can set up the next milestone and work on the next article or articles."
I would NOT write 15 articles for 1 dollar each.
If the client continued to try to avoid paying me, then I could file a dispute. Then an Upwork mediator would be involved, and if I'm fortunate, then maybe that person would be able to persuade the client to do the right thing.
If you feel like you misunderstood the requirements because the client was trying to trick you, and that those requirements are unreasonable and will not work out for you, but that those are the requirements the client is trying to hold you to.... Then I advise you to close the contract yourself.
There is nothing that this client can do to prevent you from closing the contract and blocking him from communicating with you.
If you feel like you made a big mistake here, then you can learn from your mistake, and not make the same mistake again in the future.