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How do you trust a freelancer? Please Help.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by francis1017, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. francis1017

    francis1017 Supreme Member

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    Hello everyone!

    Done reading this:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ing-scammed-basic-pointers-your-security.html
    and this:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/hire-freelancer/117175-freelance-rules.html

    I hired a member (freelance) of this forum yesterday to transfer my blog(blogspot) directly to my web hosting. I am on PPD. First time having a website.
    I have to give him blogger account and my cPanel(web hosting) account.
    My blog is 6 months old with 200+ pages.
    He's a reputable one, a 2008 member (Senior), 97% itrader, 100+ reputation.

    My question is that do I have to pay him immediately even if the job is not done? 40$ is our agreement. With 24-48 hours work job.
    Do I have to give my blogger account? or can I just download the .xml file(export) of my blog and give it to him.
    Any advice?

    My mother told me not to trust anyone on internet. Even my friends told me that they will hack my site if they could(if given a chance) (suckers) since I am the one who's earning high.
    I know he can read this but I just want to make sure. My blog is my one and only money site, if it is destroyed I'm done. Hope you understand.

    Thanks in advance!:eek:
     
  2. TheRealRazzy

    TheRealRazzy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Don't pay him until the job is done. 48 hours is a quick time frame and if he is claiming that he needs the money now, just file a dispute.

    If you think he's being honest and does need the money urgently then tell him to transfer everything quicker.
     
  3. WPRipper

    WPRipper Supreme Member

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    You should have asked these questions BEFORE, but if u say its a rep. member im sure u dont need to worry. Let us know how this will end.
     
  4. Conor

    Conor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You should just need the XML file dude, depending on what you are migrating. Did you not agree on this before he started? Usually I find a 50% deposit upfront is reasonable unless agreed otherwise.
     
  5. Newelly

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    If he's a senior members and has that kind of iTrader and Reputation, I can assure you he won't want to lose any of that or even get banned from this forum. That $40 bucks deal could lose him a lot more in the near future if he decides to screw you over and take everything you have.

    I would personally just run through some questions and see how he answers them and ask for past work or something. But it's not likely he'd want to scam you some people just like the extra little bit of cash from helping others and there not always there to steal your stuff.

    -Newelly
     
  6. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    I trust all will be well...

    But rest assured opening this thread will have locked down any doubt...

    Pay him when he completes.

    However imho you would have been just fine dealing with this guy...
     
  7. francis1017

    francis1017 Supreme Member

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    ok sir I am going to tell him today.. I haven't given any of my accounts.. sorry for my bad english
    Really thank you for the reply.

    yup he's a reputable member. I'll just let you know.
    Really thank you for the reply.

    I want all to be transferred sir, the links, the embedded youtube video, the download button were the links in my PPD.
    the design.
    Really thank you for the reply.

    yup really thank you for the reply sir.

    I think so at first sir...
    thank you for the reply sir.
     
  8. francis1017

    francis1017 Supreme Member

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    Wow great! The guy transferred the blog perfectly! Thanks if you read this!
     
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  9. pavan

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    the deal is complete
    job completed as promised
    thread can be closed now