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    Basic deal mechanics/setup


    I'm starting developing sites etc and wondered which basic payment method was best:

    1. Request a percentage up front and balance on completion

    2. Request full payment up front.

    Then of course what to do if you get a client that wants to screw around even though you have completed the job and done your best.

    I suspect a whole site could be devoted this topic but would still appreciate any advice or contrib.


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    Option 1 is more viable. You would normally want to go with 50% advance and rest on completion. Now the client will only be willing to pay 50% if you can back your word - reliability. If you are worried of client not paying you, do a contractual agreement. Do a search on this forum, I posted a word doc few months back. Its a template file for web design agreement. Rest all - business is always a risk but you can always risk it safe - good luck.
    Last edited by bombaywala; August 25th, 2004 at 11:24 AM.

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