cmendla - 4:32 am on Apr 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
Kendo - I hadn't given a lot of consideration to getting payment up front. I'm not sure we are in the exactly the same line but I think it could work in my case.
How exactly do you handle it? ie do you give them a list of deliverables or some outline of the project.?
I have to do something different since the extras are are killing me.
I was billing 1/3 up front, 1/3 when the site goes live and 1/3 on completion of all the deliverables.
I had two problems recently. The first was when the financer pulled support because of reasons unrelated to the site. (ie the problem was not on my end). THe other is where I am waiting for some final material from a client. In one case I lost 1/3. Of course, there was some work I didn't have to do.
In the other case, I have the project hanging over my head waiting for the client to deliver the materials.
I suppose it's like when I was an adjunct Prof. I constantly had to revise my syllabus until I got it to the point where most problems were avoided.