How to ensure that I get paid for my work?
I have a question about how do i ensure that I get paid for my work which i do for people in other countiries ?
1)As far as I know, In this case, contracts/legal stuff do not work...
2)I probably wouldn't like to ask the client for an advance because it may put off the client... I would like to get paid for milestones or in case of trivial projects, when the project gets completed.
3)And probably I would like to avoid asking the client to pay through any freelancing sites which do provide an escrow system ( to keep both the buyer and the seller safe) because I probably do not want to create more competitors for myself and lose potentially paying clients.
Is there a solution to this ?