The normal method of payment can be any combination of wire transfer and PayPal (I prefer PayPal, since it is the cheapest method for both of us), and is split into stages, based on progress with the design. I suggest an initial non-refundable down-payment of 35%, followed by another 25% upon delivery of the initial basic layout and specs, and 30% on delivery of the completed design. The final 10% is payable after the studio is finished and ONLY if it substantially meets or exceeds the design spec goals, or six months after I finish the design.
Nearly there! Coming soon...
I owe you a huge apology. I've been keeping you waiting for far too long. I have been working on your project, with several versions of what can be done with the extra half meter, but I have not advanced near as much as I had expected by now, as I have been bogged down in other projects that I thought would be completed by now, plus some personal stuff that I wasn't expecting. I have no other excuses than that. Nearly every day I've been telling myself "Today I have to advance on Ricardo0s studio", and somehow something always comes up.
However, I will be taking a vacation next week, and I'll be dedicating most of that time exclusively to your project. I'll be out of the office, in a small town on the coast, without much internet connection, so there won't be any distractions. I'm letting all my clients know that I'll be off for a week. So that's my promise to you: I'll give your project the attention it deserves, and hopefully get it to the point where you can get your architect to star on the drawings.
I do apologize, sincerely, for this major issue. I'll do my best to make up for it next week.