I know we all go through the spells when it can be a complete disaster trying to get money out of a client for work we have done. The best thing to do with any private client, especially the new ones, is to get half of the money up front. If they do not want to do this and they expect a large order in return it is best to pass. Trust me I know from experience you can read more about it in my scam section. However, now the question is what do you do when one of your regular clients does not want to pay or always wants to delay payment?
- You remind them about pay: I know we may feel guilty about asking one of our regulars for pay but what they have to understand is that we have bills to pay just like they do.
- Tell them that if payment is not made in a certain amount of hours the work will be sold elsewhere. This may cause you to lose a client but what is important is that you get paid for your work. If your work is good then you will have that client replaced in no time.
- Tell them this will be the last assignment you can do for them: The client is going to ask you why when you notify them of this but just let them know politely that you cannot keep working for them and having delayed payments. They want prompt delivery of their work so why shouldn’t we have prompt pay. Besides many of them are making way more off of our work then we are getting paid.