The freelancer I work with was working fast and weel at first and managed to get me to pay him 3/4 of the whole project budget.
And now he is dragging his feet. There is a whole front of the website still to be designed and linked to the admin section he developed. He once dissapeared for a week, then came back and did a little more work.
Now he has dissapeared again, and I dont know if he is going to finish now or not...
What can I do now? Mus I kiss all the money I paid goodbye or is there any sort of protection here from this sort of thing?
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Contact him immediately. Remind him/her of your terms. This should be discussed during the interview process. There should be a deadline in any form of projects. If he/she's irrespposible, just decide on what it should be. Be firm.
Thank you for the reply.
I did speak to him about this, when it happened 3 weeks ago for the first time.When he emerged, I expressed my dissatisfaction and asked him not to dissapear like this anymore and he promised to finish the website design by the end of the last week, and tie it together with the admin side by the end of this week. I have links to the both sections, where I can view how much has been done and he had barely did anything since when we spoke last.
I have been trying to get hold of him again through Upwork and Skype for 3 days now, but to no avail so far. I know he is not replying, because he knows he did not deliver. I hate this situation. I have no idea if he is going to reappear again or if he decided, that $300 that are left in this project do not worth the effort, given how easy he got $900 from me.
I am new to upwork and probably made the mistake of releasing too much of the funds too soon. I already paid $900 and only $300 is left of the proposed budget of the project. And I think now i shouldn't have paid more than 50% of it.
We are also facing the same situation. Our hired team is keeping delay our project. Every time they are promising us and not completing the task. We really fed-up with them. We do not like to go to arbitration and hold of the project. I need to push them to finish my work ASAP. My project completion deadline was on 4th September and still, it's not finished. My whole the marketing plan is a ruin now and we are almost near to lose our end client. We are really in a mid-sea. Neither we are sink nor we reach to shore.
Please advice us!!!
I am having the same problem with my freelancer. Can Upwork team please get hold of him on my behalf?
I can not get hold of him and find out if he is going to finish my project or not. My problem though, I releised the 3/4 of the whole funds before he completed the project.
Is there a way to get the developer to finish the project? If he will not respond and it appears that he just ran away with my money without finishing the job, is it possible to ban him from Upwork?
If he did that to me, he can do this to other customers.
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