A few days ago, I had a new client.
We discussed the details of the work, and the client promptly made the payment.
I indicated that it would take 3-4 days to receive the international payment.
Yet the client kept calling me repeatedly, asking if I had received the money.
The client called me three times when I was on another call, even when I hung up the call.
Received calls twice when I was in a lecture, and the client would have kept calling if I wouldn’t have texted that I was in a lecture.
This was a big red flag.
I just did not want to work with this client anymore.
Within the next 2-3 days, he waved more red flags, ones that I couldn’t ignore.
Eventually, I refused to work for the client and refunded the advance payment.
What would you have done?
P.S. The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.