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Discussion on: On freelancing/contracting and contracts and getting paid - what’s been your experience?

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Mark Smith Author

Thanks for sharing your experience.

The thing I find odd about the work in advance then get paid model is that your going to a company to get paid, but then you have to give them a loan (of your time), take on a bunch of risk, then eventually get paid hopefully.

Feels unbalanced to me. At least I know there are others seeing similar situations.

Really curious to hear from the pay something in advance crowd.

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Jannik Wempe

You are right. That's why your question is so good.

My current approach is heavily based on trust and it worked because i knew my clients very well, but it could go horribly wrong. I am not sure what to do if I don't know my client in advance...

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Mark Smith Author

Could be that I’m missing something but I can’t help but feel that trust should be happening in both directions in some way.