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    Member thepaddyman123's Avatar
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    Dealing with Clients (freelance)

    Hey Guys,

    I have been working on a website for a company for the past 2 months. I have agreed on payment once the project is complete which I know now would have been better if I asked for half before and half after completion.

    The problem is they have been asking to change so many things that I can no longer spend time on it as it taking up so much time.

    Once I get the image signed off and then develop the site then show them the testing site they want to change parts of the page and functionality etc. The changes range from adding a payment method which I have no idea about to adding cheesy ninety's scrolling marquee text. Once the project is in development I cannot just change things as it takes so much time.

    The kicker is that they want this site live by next Monday and I am starting a full time job this Monday.

    Should I say to them that I have got a full time job and will not be able to commit and not get payed.

    Or tell them that the functionality that they require will involve getting a developer.



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    Unpaid WDF Intern TheGAME1264's Avatar
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    Are you hosting the site on your own server? If so, there's a very simple solution.

    Draft up a termination agreement stating that you want $X for completion of the job to date as per specifications. You will at that point turn over all source code (I'm assuming you were smart enough to use a server-side language at some point and even running a bot like HTTCopier or whatever it's called won't do the trick) on an as-is, where is basis within 72 hours of payment clearing and signature of the agreement by both sides. You can either zip the code or let them download it via FTP and you're done.

    Google "website termination agreement" and you'll get the general wording.

    You might have to take say a 20% hit or something, but it'll probably be worth it just to remove yourself of the headache.
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