Well I've been trying to get a **** like clone script up, and I hired a programmer
We spoke by phone and he was a very nice guy and knew his stuff so I was more than happy to let him take the job.
I finished the design (did all the html, and image work) and basically sent it over to him to code the backend to.
He quoted me about 40 hours, and $700 for the project. I paid half of it upfront since it was my first time working with him and I got burned hard once at RentaCoder so I was a bit reluctant to do the entire fee upfront.
It's been a month, and I haven't seen anything yet. We speak sometimes by MSN and by phone, but he's usually busy.
I realize he has a lot on his plate, and he's had some things in his personal life which take away from his time...
But the thing is, he usually promises me to show a beta, 2 weeks ago a beta would be done on wednsday, and then that following weekend. Nothing.
I then asked if I could see a beta this weekend, and he said yes. I needed to see something...a month is much too long for me to be at a flatfile.
Ive been trying to contact him this weekend, yesterday I messaged him and got no replies. I assumed he was busy and finishing up the beta or something.
Well it's Sunday afternoon, and I can't find him. Tried phoning him, and no one was there so I left a message.
I have a magazine interview coming up and I really wanted to be able to show this, but unfortunately that doesn't look possible now...
What should I do? Any advice?