Hello I have a guru supplier I hired for a webside dev. I have paid 150 dollar in advance and should pay the rest when job is done. The time frame where set to end of May for delivey. How shall I handle this. I have written to him several times and he always say it will come news in two three days. Do you have any suggestions how to handle this
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Well, first of all, you should NOT have paid this freelancer any money before he started working. He's been paid now, Although not the entire amount, but by you paying in advance, this freelancer earned $150. Now, he has some money, without doing any work and there's no incentive for him to do any work. This freelancer is most likely a scammer.
The only time you should pay a freelancer in advance, is if they need to buy supplies to do a job, such as buying stamps, or buying envelopes, - If they need to rent or acquire something, such as hiring actors and buying special props (if creating a video) or if they are ghostwriters where they will be working on a book that will last 3 or more months. (You can't expect them not to have any money coming in while writing that book.)