I recently had a customer who asked to deliver the work ASAP. He said he wouldn’t be able to pay because he was out in his village and there was no bank near by. The initial agreed upon price was 25$ but I agreed to do the work for 10$ and get the 15$ later. I agreed because he said he hired a writer previously who ghosted on him and needed the work soon. He wanted the work asap so I delivered it in less than a day.
Then after delivering he sent me short messages that made no sense then a day later, he tells me he is not satisfied with the work I did. I asked him to tell me where the mistakes were and that I will revise the work and resend. He asked me to graduate school first and then talk him. I apologized again and revised the work, word for word and then sent again.
He then said I hadn’t done what he had asked for. I copy pasted his initial request and told him I did exactly as asked. Then he said his client wasn’t happy with my work and that my grammar was bad. I sent the file to a very experienced writer/editor and she told me there were no errors.
I agreed to cancel the order under one condition: the work i did for him may not be used anywhere. He didn’t fully agree to it, he just said he hired another writer for the job.
I think he hires people, makes them work and then doesn’t pay them.
I am very doubtful of the buyer. What should I do?