“I respect this clientís right to disparage my quality, talents, and professionalism. I would only ask anyone reading this to review the mountains of positive, glowing feedback from previous clients before making any judgments based on what one individual has to say.
As for the actual feedback here, I will say this about what really happened: the client has a history of not paying providers. I found this out after working for him. I requested payment for work completed per the contract he sent and that I signed. He changed the terms. He claimed he would pay a month or so after the content was actually published, claimed to not have published any of it, and I needed to simply be Ďpatient.í
I advised that the contract was clear, that I was not protected because escrow was not being used, and was uncomfortable with the change in terms. He became belligerent, threatening, and started calling me names. At that time I decided to advise him I could sell the articles elsewhere since he hadnít used them. Suddenly 11 had been published. It was a miracle, Iím sure.
So he paid for the 11, which totaled $440 out of $1,200 in work completed, complaining that I was rude and crass and intolerable for expecting a legal contract to be honored. Upon deeper inspection, itís clear Iím not the first one heís done this to. I count at least 100 providers during the past 5 years who have received no payment from him. With no payment, providers canít leave feedback, so we may never know just how many writers he has taken advantage of.
If anyone has any concerns about me as a provider, as mentioned, look to my FULL feedback profile. Youíll quickly and easily see that I am highly skilled, experienced, and professional. Thank you for taking the time to at least read the other side of this unfortunate experience.
Finally, since he claims the quality of my work is 2-star worthy, but was so desperate to use the content, he was either lying about that here or it begs the question, ďWhy would he pay for content he now claims is low quality?Ē I know the answer and so will anyone else. If one part of the feedback is fraudulent, then the rest should be ignored as well.
Freelancer Feedback Comments for Client:
“I have to say, I have been working on Elance for 9 years and this is the WORST client I have ever worked for. A liar, thief, and unprofessional through and through.
I took the job, even without escrow being funded, because he had purchased a lot through Elance. However, through more research later on, it became clear that based on the number of people he has hired, he pays MAYBE 5% of them.
He signs a NDA contract with you that CLEARLY states payment terms, THEN CHANGES THEM. Wants you to keep working day after day, and tells you to be ''patient'' with regard to getting paid.
"You''ll get paid."
Hmm. It doesn''t seem so for many others who didn''t get paid.
Then he''ll call you unprofessional and a bunch of names when you call him on the original contract that HE sent. He then tells you that you''ll get paid a month or two AFTER the content is published, not delivered. Then he tells you he hasn''t published it yet.
Of course, when he''s pressed, he knows full well that he has to admit he did publish the content.
AVOID THIS CLIENT if you value yourself, your work, and professionalism.
One final note: this client changes the terms of the work. If you bid on 2,000 words per article, suddenly it''s 2,500, PLUS adding images for every post (20+ per article), PLUS links, PLUS whatever else. That requires a LOT more time on your part.
He is a con artist and I''m sure if the content you write for him doesn''t generate enough revenue (which is out of your control), you won''t get paid. Probably what happened to the majority of people hired by this guy over the years who have NO payments from him. At all.
Bottom of the barrel client. The absolute WORST! I''m so glad I cut ties when I did, otherwise I would have been out a LOT more than I was.”