Did you already hand over the site before he paid? So he got services without paying for them? If so did you file a lawsuit?erick295 said:When I worked with my brother back in high school we charged by the hour and billed clients after the sites were finished... in most cases it worked fine, but one guy did skip town on us and left with a pretty large bill. We never found him and he never paid. It was a big project too.
I use a graphics designer to come up with unique layoutsAKA Arizona said:A spin on the same subject, do any of you have customers bring there ideas to the design table? what did you have in mind? layout that sort of stuff, I really hate having all my sites look the same I would like diversity but there is only so much that can be done with the layout, menus pictures etc.
I knew there was someone, out there that charged up front. What's your clients' reactionwhen you tell them?Gibble said:Since I normally can't start a project right away, because of other projects, I charge $500 up front when the agreement is made, this guarantees to both the client and myself that in 2 months when I said I'd start on the project, I will be starting it then. Basically, once they have paid me $500, they aren't going to pull out of the deal, and I know I've go the work. And that gives them the same feeling, they know I've scheduled their work to be done, and they are more comfortable.
Of course $500, works for me, it depends on the project size.