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Hourly Contracts

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Youssef M Member Since: Jun 28, 2019
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Hi,

Recently i was working on an hourly contract, i just finished my tasks and logged them as manual hours.


Now the job is done, should i ask the client to close the contract and leave me a feedback or should i wait till the hours are sent to the client for review Sunday night ?

Appreciate your replies,
Youssef 

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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If the job is done, I want the contract to be closed as soon as possible.

 

You should NOT wait until Sunday night.

 

There is nothing to be gained by doing so.

 

The client is able to view your work diaries at any time. She does not need to wait to be sent an automated note from Upwork. Moreover, she may have no interest in reviewing your work diaries. If she has received the work you did for her, she may simply look at the total amount billed, be appreciative of your work, and close the contract while providing feedback.

 

There's no time like the present.

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Youssef M Member Since: Jun 28, 2019
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Thank you Preston for you reply !

So when i the contract is closed, the work in progress won't be lost and the client would be charged at later point !?

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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That is correct.

 

I ask clients to close contacts when work is done.

 

No work is lost. The timing of when clients are billed and when freelancers are paid is NOT changed. Hourly contracts are billed and paid out on a weekly schedule. Does not matter if the contract is open or closed.

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