Many freelancers struggle to collect money that is owed to them. I shudder each time I read about a freelancer who can’t collect the thousands of dollars owed to them. I hate to hear about that happening.
I’ve been fortunate. In over 15 years of freelancing, there’s only been one time I couldn’t collect payment. That one time was from a long-time client that declared bankruptcy. The amount owed me was several hundred dollars.
In this post, I’ll discuss the tricky and important topic of getting clients to pay. There’s no method that is 100% effective at making delinquent clients pay your invoices. But there are some effective steps that I’ve adopted over the years to reduce nonpaying clients. I’ll share four of those steps in this post. I’ll also share an alternate way to get paid that reduces some of the worry.
This post is part of my series on What Is the Worst Problem Freelance Writers Face?