I have an open hourly contract with a client who never sent me a task.
This is particularly because I'll manage data obtained thru UpWork API, but UpWork is not giving my client an API key. So I have no data to work with.
I just finished 4 jobs and ready to propose a new contract to a previous client. I guess my success rate will be calculated any time soon, and I wanted to know if this open contract will impact negatively on it.
What should I do?
re: "I have an open hourly contract with a client who never sent me a task."
This means you made a mistake.
Do not accept an hourly contract until you have enough information or input files sufficient to do at least ten minutes of work.
Then you will not run into a situation in which you have a zero-pay contract.
Well, actually, the task is clear, but my client doesn't have an Enabled API Key from UpWork.
Neither my client nor I expect to spend months waiting for approval.
So, as long as I bill some time is enough to not have a negative impact? Can the contract continue open or I need to bill 10 minutes and close it/ ask to close it?