Am I retarded

So I took a commission to make a website. My client wanted mybb set up. I set up mybb, which took about a few minutes to do. But I ran into a lot of issues with centos and php. Had to configure php and nginx to allow upload limits to be larger. Which took about 10 hours to figure out. This was because I didn't know the issue was with both nginx and php-fpm.

I created the main website (along with an admin control panel) which took about 70 hours so far. And my client just keeps wanting more and more while paying me pretty much nothing.

I originally got paid $100 because I didn't think it'd take 10 fricking hours to set up mybb. And I thought what he wanted was simple. But he keeps adding more stuff.

And I really need to be working on other stuff.

I took the commission because I'm poor. I already spent the money. What do I do? I want to refund so I can just move on, but I have no money.

He keeps asking for new stuff while only paying me like $20 every 2 or 3 weeks.

I would have just ghosted but he's a friend of a friend. I explained to him that I really need to be working on other stuff right now, and he agreed. But he messages me every day asking me to get more stuff done.

If I knew this is how this would have gone, I would have never taken the opportunity. I can make the same amount of money I made working my job in a few hours.

What do I do?

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  1. 2 weeks ago

    >took about 70 hours so far
    >I originally got paid $100
    bro works for less than $2 an hour

    • 2 weeks ago

      He obviously lives in Africa considering his IQ

  2. 2 weeks ago

    no contract or anything? then just tell him to pay up or frick off.

  3. 2 weeks ago

    >Posts a jak
    >Am I moronic

  4. 2 weeks ago

    Congrats Computer Cody, you just fricked around and found out. Never do projects for friends, family, israelites, indians, or blacks.

  5. 2 weeks ago

    Tell your friend that his friend is trying to make you work for $2/hour and that's why you ghosted him

  6. 2 weeks ago

    well you got paid in experience, you can't just throw a stackoverflow/chatgpt apt-get/yum one liners with fpm, explain to the guy his 100$ went as far as it did, the barebones shit is there if he needs an admin he can hire you at xxx/h to continue to tweak and fix his stuff as problems show up or to go frick himself

  7. 2 weeks ago

    This is why you should make a proper contract for contracting work.

  8. 2 weeks ago

    Backdoor his shit and make monero off his users.

  9. 2 weeks ago

    Get fricked, either get paid by the hour or get a list of a requirements beforehand and tell them the price for the complete package.

    Just tell him that the original contract is done and negotiate a better rate I'd he needs any more support or features.

  10. 2 weeks ago

    I went through the same man, if you are poor, like me...Just do it, get your money and take it as a lesson learned.

    >business lessons.

  11. 2 weeks ago

    Tell him to pay you to add more shit and ask for more than he's willing to pay or tell him to frick off
    what's he gonna do? sue you?

  12. 2 weeks ago

    >$100 for 70 hours
    tell your friend this commission is costing you money

  13. 2 weeks ago

    pay some fiverr guy to do it for you

  14. 2 weeks ago

    Being super underqualified and taking pay by the hour feels bad. Use this comission to git gud

  15. 2 weeks ago

    Actual Labor
    >2 hours
    Troubleshooting your own moronation
    >20 hours
    >>But it took me 22 hours!
    moron alert

    • 2 weeks ago


  16. 2 weeks ago

    >Am I moronic

  17. 2 weeks ago

    >Am I moronic

  18. 2 weeks ago

    Learn to deal with scope creep like a professional certified project manager

    • 2 weeks ago

      >pay for a lesson on how to stop working without getting paid
      >get access
      >the entire lesson is just one sentence:

      • 2 weeks ago

        Real piece of advice is to make the product owner to go through paperwork if he want to change the user stories of a sprint before its end, with his signature and so on, make it extra tedious however you will

  19. 2 weeks ago

    >be shartytroon
    >make moronic decision
    >literally work for chinese wages or less

  20. 2 weeks ago

    yes you are worse than moronic, youre a weak pushover who will let anyone step all over you
    aristotle was right about natural born slaves
    get a grip, stop work immediately unless they pay you 2000$ or more for the 70 hours you spent

  21. 2 weeks ago

    there is no magic solution that involves making more money and also not getting into a conflict. most people getting this kind of deal should know it wont llast if that helps.

  22. 2 weeks ago

    Tell him you need to be paid more. Thats your bottom line and if he can't pay you then he needs to look elsewhere.
    >Friend of friend
    That's a huge problem. Your friendship is in the way of your professional development.

  23. 2 weeks ago

    This is what happens when you're too socially moronic to say "no"

  24. 2 weeks ago

    You've completed your job, stop being your client's b***h. All you have to do is say "no, actually I won't work for $10 per week. pay me for my time". Guarantee he fricks off

  25. 2 weeks ago

    >I originally got paid $100 because I didn't think it'd take 10 fricking hours to set up mybb
    that's literally how it always goes with Linux troony distros. Not even Debian is safe because you will always run into similar issues where setting up the exact same software, just a slightly newer version of it means they've changed literally every fundamental aspect you relied upon previously to get the job done. I used to be able to set up a Dnsmasq based router on Debian prior to systemd being the default everywhere. Now I have no idea how to disable systemd-resolvd without absolutely breaking literally everything having to do with accessing the internet system wide. What I could do before in an hour will take me 10 hours at the minimum.

  26. 2 weeks ago

    just ghost him, frick that he is a friend of your friend, you gonna work almost for free just because of that?

  27. 2 weeks ago

    you're being scope creeped bozo, grow a pair

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