Perhaps you have been looking into becoming a freelancer or hire a freelancer for whatever task or project you may have in mind. You may be facing the dilemma as I did when I started doing freelancing, I did not know where to start or how to start.
At first, I thought that I was going to transfer money to someone, something like a partial payment for them to start working on my project and this may be the case if you are working without an escrow account.
Custom work is often required to be done on web development and on components that do not quite meet the need of the user(s). It is always difficult to work with developers who don't know how to follow the directions of the requirements. Often they will deliver things you did not ask or they will not deliver at all.
Luckily time has changed, I no longer face that situation. Because now, we all can conduct business via a managed platform where one can provide the requirements and the work asked for should be delivered. Then approve the payment if we are satisfied with the work.
Azteca City is a freelancing platform where users around the world meet to do business. The interface is easy to use, and posting is completely free. All transactions are carried out via PayPal which makes it a very convenient freelancing platform for everybody. Every Service order goes into an escrow account and the employer will release the funds when the job is completed.