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To be fed up of chasing payments

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hasanyoneseenbarb Thu 11-Apr-19 06:51:43

I work as a domestic cleaner, which I really enjoy but I'm becoming increasingly more fed up with having to chase payment.

Most clients have a standing order but a view pay cash in the last few weeks I've had two clients who had no cash at the time and wanted to do a bank transfer, which is usually no problem at all.

The thing is we are a week down the line and I've not been paid?

I feel really awkward chasing the money but also provided a service and want to be paid confused

topcat2014 Thu 11-Apr-19 06:56:26

Could you get yourself a credit card machine for these purposes? They aren't that expensive, and work with a mobile phone.

You probably wouldn't want to use it all the time, as there is a fee (about 2%) but it is an option.

topcat2014 Thu 11-Apr-19 06:58:37

Chase by text message, and say something like:

"Please arrange a bank transfer as discussed"

Do not apologise for chasing.!

Marchitectmummy Thu 11-Apr-19 06:59:51

Cut out the cash payments and ask for payment in advance.

HoraceCope Thu 11-Apr-19 07:02:57

That is not on,
ask for money in advance perhaps

Learntoloveyourself Thu 11-Apr-19 07:12:05

I am self employed and had similar problems. I just texted and said “a gentle reminder that you have not yet paid me for the work done last week. I rely on regular payment and would be grateful if you could pay the outstanding amount by return”. If they didn’t pay or gave me an excuse I just didn’t turn up to clean for the that week. It shows them you will not take any shit. In the longer term I removed the CF clients from my list and replaced them with prompt payers.

jay55 Thu 11-Apr-19 07:15:42

Send them an invoice with overdue in big letters on it with your payment details and a request they set up a standing order in future.

Don't feel shit about it, that's your be nice female socialisation kicking in and doing you out of what is owed.

Cora1942 Thu 11-Apr-19 07:18:45

Invoice them for money owed.
Then issue new terms of service to all.clients. include a late payment fee and a fee to recover money owing eg money to take them to small claims court.

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