Feb 4, 2014 10:32:07 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 07:02:01 AMbyDaniel C
This is becoming a nightmare.
I hired a developer to do some work for me back in September.
He has been paid in full plus extra.
A couple of weeks ago he asked me to end the contract and I refused so he ended it himself.
I still do not have a finished product.
What recourse do I have? I have talked to odesk and though apologetic they seem un willing to escalate this...
Feb 8, 2014 04:39:00 PMEditedOct 30, 2014 05:18:40 PMbyMahmudul H
Hi, in this casem you should contract your freelancer and discuss about it then tell him you will provide him low start review if he dont come back and finish the task. i hope he will come back otherwise give him a review.
Feb 21, 2014 11:33:11 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 05:37:37 PMbyMisty K
Is to never pay the full 100% upfront. Being in business, and also having to work to keep that operating myself, I do charge 65% upfront as a contractor. When I do hire others, I often pay them a 30 to 40% upfront fee (because I understand the fear of not getting paid for work) but never pay 100% upfront. Unless, that contractor is proven responsible and provides some guarantee on money back.