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Hi,

I am not sure if there is a specific forum for freelancers but I hope some of you guys have experience with this..

I am doing some SEO, website/content management and promotion for a small local business.

With the owner I've signed a simple contract. Since the nature of work is very dynamic I did set a final price, however 1/2 of that should be paid during the project. I ended up taking smaller fee each time we met. He was satisfied with the work so we agreed that he'll be giving me continuous small tasks. Right now I was paid roughly 2/3 of the final price but he seems to show not much interest anymore. Although he didn't break any of the terms.. now I am not sure how to go about this and hurry him up. We didn't specify any time frame for the project in the contract.

What would be your advice?
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    If you are going to set a contract, set deadlines for payment. I don't know what your relationship is like but I would suggest prompting him.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidTile
    I would nicely ask him about his long-term plans with respect to your working relationship. You may want to negotiate your way out of this one if you are feeling uncomfortable with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author McCloud94
      ok. Maybe I'll wait for a week and then contact him again. I can't 'force' him to pay in any way though since I didn't include any deadlines in the contract - it's quite hard for this type of job, where I am basically administering his site without any actual final product.
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  • Profile picture of the author aja akira
    Originally Posted by McCloud94 View Post


    Right now I was paid roughly 2/3 of the final price but he seems to show not much interest anymore. Although he didn't break any of the terms.. now I am not sure how to go about this and hurry him up. We didn't specify any time frame for the project in the contract.

    What would be your advice?
    I think right now he is not satisfied by your work or, behavior. You should discuss about the success with the client.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidTile
    You could also bring up the possibility of deadlines for both work delivered and payment delivered. Frame it as a way to protect you both.
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  • Profile picture of the author daneelpeter
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    Freelancer charm are going to be vanish now a days people are getting bad response and get them hooked up. I am also a victim of such bad!
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