I Design, You Pay: That's How It's Supposed To Be
In reality it's more like I design, and you mightpay when it's convenient. Sucks, but that's how it is. It happens to me on a personal level and it also happens on the professional level through our office. It's not that I think anyone thinks they are going to get something for nothing, but it's more of a mindset that they can put off paying for something as long as possible. There are plenty of good tips on collecting payments, but what really works best? What about offering rewards, rather than penalties for good paying clients? Typically if you pay for someone on-time you get nothing (except maybe peace of mind), but if you pay late you might get late fees, but sometimes you'll get off paying less simply because the person owed the debt just wants something, rather than nothing. How does a system like this hope to accomplish anything but encouraging the same thing over and over again? I think the best invoice model I've seen (but not sure where) was one where if you paid within 2 weeks you got a discount, 30-60 days you paid the regular rate, and anything over 60 days occurs a late fee. Simply put, the current system doesn't always work, so something is better than nothing, as long as it's not money owed to me.
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