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Working with freelancers, best way to pay safely

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by amsterdamned, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. amsterdamned

    amsterdamned Regular Member

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    Say I work with freelancers that provide facebook likes, twitter followers etc etc. I currently pay these people with Paypal upfront.

    For a few orders this is fine, but when my volume increases so does the risk because I have no contract with these people or other security in place.

    Can someone please tel me what is the best way. Paypal is great but you wont really get your money back when this person decides to not deliver any more, right?

    Is there a better way?
     
  2. Seo Lover

    Seo Lover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What about using Escrow :)
     
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    So you are not using a freelance site like Odesk/Elance? They have this in place already. I would never be comfortable paying someone upfront for services like that...
     
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    You can use Paypal... and have it pull the money from your credit card.

    If something goes wrong... then you do a charge back thru the credit card company not paypal...

    Of all the chargebacks I have done... I have always gotten my money back.

    there are a lot of scammers out there...
     
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    penpal6 Senior Member

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    Use the payment system provided by freelancing sites
     
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    Hartwigm Junior Member

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    You should almost definitely use a freelance site. Better people, more bids and safer transactions. I wouldn't trust any other freelancer unless I knew them personally.
     
  7. amsterdamned

    amsterdamned Regular Member

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    Thank you all for your answers. I have indeed been using freelancer.com before but after a while its way to much effort to make a new gig for each order. I think, I should go with the option of creating a chargeback with my credit card company.