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Freelancer not working, but keeps promising... What do you do?

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Greg E Member Since: Nov 26, 2014
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I have a freelancer that as only worked a few hours in the last couple months eventhough he told me he would commit full time to my project after he missed the last deadline. For the few hours he did work the work looks good.


He keeps promising on deadlines and never hitting them. He has missed three deadlines now. Last time he missed the deadline he didn't even bother leaving me a message, I had to contact him and he hasn't worked at all since that message.

What would you do next?

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Gillian Michele N Member Since: Mar 15, 2012
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I would send one final message asking him whether or not he can commit, if he can't, then I think it might be time to start searching for another freelancer.


All the best.



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Garnor M Member Since: Oct 29, 2014
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Hi Greg,

Sorry to hear about this. Gill's advice is solid. We recommend sending your freelancer another message but ultimately you may need to move forward with someone else. I've given our team a heads up as well so they can check on your project and see if there's any further help we can provide.