I made a deal with a freelancer in india. An extensive Website and SEO for $1800.
I've never bought anything from outside the US before so I'm looking for advice, what I should worry about, and how these deals are usually done.
We've agreed very in depth on the work expected should take about 3 weeks for the website and then more time for SEO. We've come up with a payment plan. Should I make a contract? I feel with a risk always less than $500 and being across an ocean it wouldn't be worth the time and money pursuing legally if it happens to be a scam. I've seen a lot of proof of work and am very doubtful on that.
What do you guys think?
Am I overpaying?
Is there other risks im unaware of?
Am I being naive?
My gut tells me this is a good deal. Any advice is appreciated.