| ||Ask HN: Freelancers - how do you find clients you trust?|
8 points by woodtrail 1581 days ago | hide | past | web | 5 comments | favorite |
|I'm new to working as a freelancer, and I've been applying for jobs on oDesk and Elance. I've managed to find what looks like a decent job, but I'm not sure whether I can trust the client.|
I don't know much about him, and googling his name turns up nothing. He has a LinkedIn profile, but not much information on it. Also, the work is for an e-commerce type site that has little traffic.
This client has offered to pay me well to do some design work. He also said he's going to send me the access info to his server. I'm wondering if this sounds a little odd, and what my liabilities/risks are. How should I handle this, as a freelancer? I'm not sure whether I can trust my client, and I'm also not sure if I feel comfortable just logging onto his server with respect to liabilities.
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