Is there any kind of "middle man" service available? I'm going to hire a developer off of oDesk, and I'm wondering if there is some kind of middle man I can pay in advance for the work I want completed, but they hold the money until the work is actually completed. If the work is not completed as my original terms then they refund the money to me, or hold it for like 1 week over until the receiving party does the work, after the week they just release the money back to me.
yes, there is serivices. I know freelancer.com which is very old and authentic. Here, you can hire anyone and arrange milestone payment once the work will be done you can release the funds to your employee.
Elance escrow is free for the buyer of products/services, use that. Only release 10% upfront, hold the rest in escrow until completion. Have a very detailed and realistic spec set out. "funds released when job is completed" won't work. You'll have to detail every single aspect of the coding work. If you haven't done this or don't want too then you need to hire someone to build a detailed spec for you.
Asking for a "login page" will not get you a "forgot password" functionality on these sites/services such as elance. Most everyone on there will do the bare minimum to get paid, you have to be very detailed in your project spec, and if you do so you can achieve great results by outsourcing.
Dallas Colocation by Incero
e: sales(at)incero(dot)com • 855.217.COLO (2656)
Colocation & Enterprise Servers, SATA/SAS/SSD, secure IPMI/KVM remote control, 100% U.S.A. Based Staff
SSAE 16, SAS70, Redundant Power & Network, Fully Diverse Fiber