“I want my money!” — Pearl, in The Landlord.
If you haven’t seen this Will Ferrell short video from 1997, take a look. Pretty funny.
Everyone wants their money. Method of payment is one of many factors used to evaluate whether an independent contractor is properly classified or instead is an employee.
Payment by the hour is permitted, but this method of payment more closely resembles employment. Payment by the project, regardless of time spent working, is most appropriate for an independent contractor relationship.