eLance job taking forever. Should I cancel?

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I hired a freelancer via elance and the website project that i awarded him is now almost 30 days overdue. He is also not prompt with his replies and i figure he has other jobs.

When I told him i was going to cancel the project my site "was mysteriously hacked"

I am worried if i cancel the project, he would find a way to hack the website and mess things up. The project has dragged on forever.

Should I cancel the project? I've never had a good experience via elance, but i have already spent $4k on various projects.
#cancel #elance #forever #job #taking
  • Profile picture of the author createyouwealth
    Yes, I think you should cancel and change passwords on your site or just get another built.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      If he does significant work through elance - you'd be better off to file your concerns/complaint with elance and let them mediate. This is especially true if the payment is in their escrow system.

      I also advise using the message system on the elance site when it comes to discussing deadlines, delays, requirements, etc. It's an added protection for both buyer and provider.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    30 days? wow. Did you have a time agreement of how long it would take to do what you asked? That sounds like too long, especially without communications (except for threats.)

    Cheers, Laurence. Writer/Editor/Proofreader.
    Website / Blog for more info.

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  • Awful! Definitely file a complaint.

    Sophie Choung
    Solo Ad Queen

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  • Profile picture of the author apoorv.parijat
    If the website is crucial to you, get the code base analysed before you file a complaint. In the worst case scenario, you are not getting your money back and hence, it's better to make sure what you have works and can be built upon.

    If you want, I can help you in finding hacky spots.
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