It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
I don't know anything about Jiffy Software, but I couldn't disagree with you more on these points. Deposits are extremely common with outsourced work. As are payment milestones. Anyone expecting to have all of the work done before they pay a dime sends up far more red flags than someone who requires a deposit and milestone payments.coders;379892 said:
First red flag - they demand 30% upfront to start the project. Don't ever pay for something without seeing something that you are happy with. Money will be lost!
Second red flag - they demand another 20% when graphics are made
* They outsource an image maker (you can do this)
- you've lost 50% of you project's value - and no programming has been done.
Third red flag - another 30% on beta release
* They outsource to very inexpensive developers on elance and ODesk - I've seen their profiles and they charge between $5-$15/hour (you could have done this too, but you didn't) *You lost 80% of your project's value now