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When you have a project contract where you get 25% at start, 25% half way and 50% at the end, when do you usually expect the first check? I usually request it before I start work, (cont)

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I’m with you. I usually make that clear that the receipt of that first deposit signifies the start of the project

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I’d suggest redefining the terms. As I read what you’ve written you’ll do 50% or more of the work prior to receiving any money. That puts you at the mercy of your client, and your “contract”

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But my client wants me to invoice and wait 30 days and do the majority of the work before I get paid anything

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