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  Post #1 (permalink)   03-13-2010, 05:14 AM
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I figured I would post this here as I saw it on WHT. I figured I would help the HD community out by passing this thread along so no one falls for this guy's scams.

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=932976

Also, how do the designers of HD handle the whole payment issue?
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  Post #2 (permalink)   03-13-2010, 01:52 PM
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Wow. Missed that one ... took a few minutes to read. Thanks for the alert, Romes.
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Thanks for the heads up , Hate to say "it Happens" but such problems seem to be on a rise.. it's one of the main reasons behind the local group of design firms and myself don't advertise nor trade online for design work anymore, it reduces our market however it reduces the chance and potential loss greatly... it seems stock templates seem to be the only "safe" approach these days
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  Post #4 (permalink)   03-13-2010, 02:58 PM
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Thread title changed. I think the original was a bit too harsh, especially since we don't have the other side of the story and romes was not personally affected by this person.

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Artashes or ldcdc: If you can come up with a better title, please do.

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No worries, just simply wanted to protect HD from this guy

Anyways, it is a long post, but it is worth reading. But no one answered my Q!!!

"Also, how do the designers of HD handle the whole payment issue?"
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Haha romms missed that line altogether think I must have been in recovery from reading the whole post many use one of two methods with slight variation... the more common now is to charge by the hour (Freelancers) to which its common to advise an upfront deposit, the second approach is a fixed fee for a fixed requirement specification as signed off before commencing again usually requiring an upfront deposit.

in terms of actually ensuring you receive payment the rule is simple, don't in anyway give the client any form incomplete or otherwise of the work before the receipt of full payment, obviously clients are sceptical of this method online as such contracts and multiple forms of id (passports, utility bills, drivers licence) would be required but the rule still applies.

This then begs the question how do you demonstrate functionality to the user across the net? The common mistake is to upload a demo site, as we all know it's simple to then copy the site with or without ftp access as such the technique we have and do still use is the use of a Remote Desktop Connect (logmein, remoteassistant etc) to allow them to navigate and view the site from our local servers.

Essentially the rule of thumb as above is to not provide the product before payment, if you allowed someone from your shop to walk away with your laptop to demo, would you expect them to come back to make payment?
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