Monday, January 21, 2013

TIPS60 - A few tips on handling the late-paying client

Here is another of our videos offering tips and inisights into the business of photography. a transcript of the video is included after the jump.

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TRANSCRIPT:Here are a few thoughts on dealing with late paying clients. I'm John Harrington. Dealing with late paying clients is the bane of every photographer's existence. Heck, I'm sure it's the bane of most businesses existence, especially those that deal with people who provide services and then pay at a later date. In the end ultimately you do need to get paid and the first thing you need to do is if that particular person you're dealing with is not in the accounting department reach out to the accounting department in that company. Talk to them, ask the invoice is in their system. Ask if it has been approved and set to pay. Once you learn these things, if it's not in the system, provide the accounting department with a copy of the invoice and your W-9, letting them know that you anticipate being paid soon. Also provide them with the contact information for the person who originally secured your services. If you're dealing with a particular client that's an individual or a family, make certain that you're dealing with them directly not providing the finished product until you've been paid, will minimize the likelihood that you're going to get paid late by any individual client.

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