Natalia Perez Wahlberg did a rush job for a new client, and now the client isn't paying up. Here's the question she asked on the CFC LinkedIn Group:
In October I did a job for a client I had approached through cold calling. The whole thing was a rush job and, to tell you the truth, a nightmare. I made the mistake of not writing a contract, as it was all so quick… I guess I lost focus.
I sent him the invoice for the work, and when 30 days were approaching, I sent him a reminder that the cheque was due soon.
He replied saying that his clients hadn't paid him yet, so no cheque.
I spoke to another graphic designer who told me that that was not right, and to send him another invoice with terms where I'd charge him a percentage for delayed payment.
So, what do I do now? I should get paid regardless of him getting paid, how do I say this tactfully? Any ideas?
What do you think she should do?