I posted about this a few days ago. Now the situation has changed a little. here is the back story: I was introduced to a potential web design/seo client through a current client. This future client is a doctor and the current client says he has very deep pockets. In our initial meeting, I liked the guy. He is one of those people who know nothing about seo and will believe anything you tell them. My initial impression is he is the kind of guy that will say "what do I need to do to make it happen?" and you say "pay me $x" and he says "here is the check" BUT here are my complaints. I sent him a contract over a week ago, and every day, he says he will sign it and send it with payment. But he still has not. I sent him some wordpress templates and told him to choose one. Still haven't heard back. I told my current client I have to charge the future client for web design. The current client said "all you are doing is putting up a theme. Dont charge him for it" I have agreed to do the web design at no cost and just charge for the SEO. Now his partner called me and left me a message, saying he wants to meet up to "make sure we are on the same page" Since I am inexperienced, I don't know what's the "normal" thing to do at this point. should I be nice and meet up? or should I say I am not going to waste any more time on this until I have contract and payment? should I tell him to go fuck himself? I just dont know at what point it's normal to be nice and at what point I am being TOO nice. again, due to lack of experience.