It is no surprise. We commonly hear stories of freelancers who are sometimes burned while they working for their client. Horrible stories of late payments or even no payment at all! Now, that’s a dilemma.
As a freelancer, you should be aware that delayed payment isn’t unusual and the reality that we are all dealing with people we actually don’t know (not to mention that they are hard to track down since we don’t know where they are based most of the time). Some freelancers who have had a bad experience just could not do anything else but to risk it all and just go with the flow.
If you think about it, it is really hard to know which is which. In theory this might sound very positive and generous, but in the actual practice it can negatively affect us really badly. That is enough reason for some freelancers to throw the towel and just quit. Such misfortune really makes other freelancers worry a lot.
However, before you turn back on the gleaming opportunity of being a freelancer, let me uplift your spirits that these negative cases are actually rare. Because the fact of the matter is: You are the one who will choose your clients. That being said, what can be the problem? Well, just keep in mind some basic tips for you to know if your freelance client is legit. Example, you can read feedbacks about the client.
Previous freelancers or even current freelancers under the said client can really give you an idea what kind of client you’ll be dealing with.