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should I continue this work? Help Me

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Mekail R Member Since: Apr 21, 2020
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Hi Everyone. I am new here.

I just get a project. Client budget $500. In escrow deposit $5. I submit my milestone. And ask him to review the next milestone.  I work & submit for $50. He replied he will review it in 13-08-2020.  He tells me to keep going.  What to do now! Capture.JPG

 

Mekail Rahman
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Don't play games with this!
Don't let the client play games.

 

The client funded $5 on escrow. That means you should do $5 worth of work and submit it.

 

Not $500.

Not $50.

 

Five dollars.

 

When the client says "keep going," that doesn't mean anything.

 

The client is going to pay you $5.

The client only wants you to do $5 worth of work.

 

At this point, if you did $50 worth of work, then you may tell the client:

 

"Yes, I will keep going. I have submitted $50 worth of work. You may now pay me $50, and then you may fund a new $50 milestone, and I will continue with the work."

 

That is all you say. This is not a discussion or debate. This is you providing  helpful information to the client about what he needs to do next.

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Mekail R Member Since: Apr 21, 2020
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I told him. So he wants to make me fool. He hires lots of freelancers. 

 

Mekail Rahman
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Mekail R Member Since: Apr 21, 2020
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THANKS for your replay, I told him. His behave not so good also. I stop working. I think he will give me a poor review. What can I do now? 

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Robin H Member Since: May 28, 2019
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This has happened to me before. However, I declined the invitation when I saw the client put 5% of the budget in escrow. He claimed he would pay me "later".  No money, no work. 

 

You are running a business, not a "do work now, pay later" organization. As Preston mentions, do $5 worth of work. If he wants you to continue, he has to put more in escrow. But YOU dictate how much. Don't let him rule you. 

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Remember: the "budget" doesn't count. It does not matter if the budget says "$500" or "$1000" or "green eggs and ham."

 

The money "in escrow" is the thing that matters.

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Mekail R Member Since: Apr 21, 2020
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Thank You so much

Mekail Rahman
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Mekail R Member Since: Apr 21, 2020
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Thanks for your reply. 
In this case, I stop working. I think he will give me a poor review. What can I do now? 

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Abinadab A Member Since: Sep 26, 2016
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Just wanted to wade in, in case what the previous posters said didn't enter lol.

You should stop work now until the client funds all outstanding and remaining milestones.

He should then proceed to release all oustanding ones before you continue work.

 

If you don't do this, Poor You! - you're asking to be burnt!

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Mekail R Member Since: Apr 21, 2020
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I have stopped working since yesterday.

Mekail Rahman