Typically, freelancers wait for the client to end a contract, make any final payments, and leave feedback. However, you can end a contract at any time. 

To end your contract

  1. Go to My Jobs
  2. Click the contract's title
  3. Select the (...) options menu
  4. Click End contract

Once you end a contract

  • If it's an hourly contract, the system will lock your Work Diary and you can no longer record timeYour client will be billed as normal for any hours logged
  • For fixed-price contracts, funds in escrow will be automatically released back to the client.
  • You and your client may leave feedback
  • You may offer a refund for any payments made within the last 180 days

Reminder: All Upwork users have the ability to end a contract at any time, though it is always best if everyone is aware of what's going on and in agreement about it.

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