I recently got one Job on Upwork and it was hourly job.
I recieved message from client about the project, But he started talking about some other task which was not related to the Job I applied. But I thought it is ok let's finish his small fixed price job first. Then he started saying do other tasks at the same price otherwise I will not give anything from the fixed price. I was totally trapped and had to end the contract without any money.
- How can I save myself from these kind of clients?
- What are the questions I should ask first in order to identfy false or bad cleint.
Thanks in advance.
I'm sorry to hear about your client. In terms of client vetting, I tend to look at their most recent Upwork projects. This gives a sense of the budgets and hourly rates they typically work with. I also discuss the budget and deliverables before starting a contract so expectations are set.
Unfortunately, I don't think either tactic is a 100 percent guarantee that a client may try to change their terms, but at least it gives me some confidence that they have a history of working with contractors on reasonable terms.
I hope this helps - Jeremy
How did you manage to not get paid with a fixed price job? If there is money in escrow, the client can't take it back unless you agree to it. Did you end the contract and refund escrow?
Hi dear! Very sad to observe such scenario. You were really sincere to your client but I think you must have reviewed the payment method, either verified or not. Or you can judge a person from his previous feed backs from other freelancers. Be very careful from facing such situations.