What is The Best Method To Pay a Freelancer from Warriorforum

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I'm about to conclude a deal of web design with a freelancer I found on warriorforum. The freelancer is asking me to make my first payment to his paypal account. I'm afraid, I don't want to be scammed. I want a safer method for the transaction. Can anybody recommend a better and a safer method for me?
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Originally Posted by boyeayo View Post

    I'm about to conclude a deal of web design with a freelancer I found on warriorforum. The freelancer is asking me to make my first payment to his paypal account. I'm afraid, I don't want to be scammed. I want a safer method for the transaction. Can anybody recommend a better and a safer method for me?
    You will have to work this out with the freelancer yourself. try escrow.com and be prepared to pay the fees. You might want to contact paypal and ask about pay on delivery in which you have to prove delivery, to get funds released.

    you can also have the freelancer submit a paypal invoice to you and then pay with your credit card that way you have protection from your credit card company

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      What is "conclude a deal"???

      Have you just hired someone for an upcoming job?

      Or has the work been completed and payment now due?

      You seem to be looking for a way to make payment that can be reversed to suit you - but you need to understand the freelancer is also taking a risk by doing work for you with the promise of payment to be made.

      The time to negotiate payment methods and payment schedule is when the freelancer is being hired. The decision of how to pay is between you and the person doing the work.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    The best method for web design is basically to pay 50% up front and 50% on completion.

    Depending on the amount involved, you might want to use an escrow account.

    You have to remember that you should only deal with freelancers that have a track record.

    Why?

    They have an established reputation that took them months, if not years, to develop; they wouldn't want to flush all that down the toilet.

    They have a lot more skin in the game than some random stranger that you might decide to do business with.

    Also, you might want to set up the relationship in such a way where you are working on the big project on a piece by piece basis.

    This way, you can start with a piece that's worth, say, $100.

    If they do well there and deliver on time, then you can scale up the work on another piece for, say, $200...

    I hope you get my point here.

    Unfortunately, a lot of people who are new to outsourcing would award the whole complete project and they would pay up front.

    While for the most part this results in satisfactory experiences, there are enough horror stories out there to make you want to think twice about doing that.

    So focus on the system that I laid out, and you are sure to always come out ahead.

    Also make sure to use PayPal, so at the very least there is some sort of protection for you.
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    I like escrow.com but it'll cost money to use...
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    I'd go through a marketplace like elance. Or get payment through Payoneer so at least they would have to do a full-blown chargeback rather than open a paypal dispute.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amer A
    Hi boyeayo

    The safer method for a freelancer is to pay 50% up front and 50% on completion.
    you should only deal with freelancers that have a lot of positive reviews.
    And make sure to use PayPal.

    Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author nazreenmdaud
    You can also try to get VA's that are trained in website development. There are reputable sites that provide such service (eg 247VirtualAssistants.com). Other than that, olance and freelance are good sites to outsource your task.

    In the end of the day, you need to have this instinct of 'trust' before taking out your wallet.
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