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  1. Online Job tips
    May 7, 2011 @ 6:01 am

    Hello! I used to use craigslist when looking for online jobs..I got a few but I stopped using it when I met two client their that disappears when time of payment. So I suggest NOT to give your %100 on advertisers there and ask for advance before commencing to insure you’ll get paid for the work done or will perform.

    Using craiglist could be risky if you are looking for sure payment of your hard works. So, I also suggest to use freelance site were they have a screw payment feature that will hold the milestone and will release when you finish the project. If the buyer/client don’t like to pay you, you can issue/open a dispute case etc so everything would be fine between you and your employer/client.

    Hope this could help all of you. Thanks and good luck to your job search!!

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    • LTruex
      May 8, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

      Those are good points. The problem with the escrow site like eLance, is that they often pay below what you’re worth. In many cases, people posting employment on Craigslist do as well. In a freelance position you should always get a written contract and ask for a deposit. Don’t be afraid to follow up with a billing and add interest to the unpaid bill. If the unpaid amount is big enough, you can file suit in small claims as well. It’s a hassle and non-payment is one of the biggest issues I hear about from freelancers. Thanks for posting.

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