Please excuse the caps. I’m just THAT excited.
In follow up to ‘The Downsides to Consulting‘, I finally got paid. It didn’t come in time for Black Friday, which was a huge bummer. I wanted to use the money to buy some Christmas presents for some people in my life for cheaper than they would inevitably be this week, but nevertheless, I still got paid!
Ironically (not ironically, more like coincidentally) the money came today because of the fact that they have another project request for me today.
‘Okay, I’ll pay you now because I need something from you again.’
It can, at times, be a very vicious circle.
If you’re freelancing/consulting, please don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself. If you do the work, you deserve to get paid. Don’t let people delay payment, give excuses, prolong things.
Like mentioned in the comments of my last post about this subject, a person would never leave a hair salon without paying for the services they just had done, whether it cut, dyed or styled. So, a person should not take over a month to pay an invoice for the work you complete for them for a project.
Stand your ground.
Your value is mighty. You got this.