I got an email from someone in another state who saw my copywriting website and wants me to write some Web content for him. We haven't discussed payment terms yet, but I need to figure it out, obviously. Normally when I do writing jobs for businesses, they are local folks who hand me or mail me checks (personal or corporate), which I deposit. Simple and effective. Very rarely I get a deadbeat, but generally if I know where they live/work, they don't try it. I worry about PayPal, because I can see a few different ways a seller can get scammed that way. Other methods might be: -Insisting on money order, cash or check upfront; must clear my account before product is delivered. But if I were a buyer, that would make me nervous.... -They can pay installments, but interim drafts will all be watermarked PDFs until final payment goes through. So if they want to steal it at the draft stage, they have to retype the whole damn thing before they can use it. As you can see, I'm paranoid. But I'm open to any advice.