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post #16 of 20
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I would have sent it when i walked in the door from the delivery! You need to get over the idea that it's "rude" to ask for payment for goods and services that you provided. I'm not insulted when I go to the grocery store and they expect me to pay, or when I fill my tank and they expect me to pay. It's not rude, it's business. And yeah, your family will always be shocked at how much you charge no matter how much that is, so don't listen to them and raise your prices. Or stop giving away free stuff.

 

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Yeah, and silly things like bills get paid too. What a concept.

I know I know!! This is the kick in the ass I needed!!! No more of this ****. From now on money before delivery! NO NO NO money before cake gets made one week prior to delivery!!!!! This time I got lucky she paid and even tipped me $25. But their wont be a next time! This was a lesson to learn and i am glad i learned it early on.  I think the reason im always so scared about the money is im afraid they wont like what i made. Clearly that was not the issue they LOVED them. Im worth what i charge. I have donated and volunteered enough and this is business!!! Time to put my business girl panties on and woman up when it comes to business!!!!!

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post #17 of 20
Now that's music to my ears!
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Now that's music to my ears!

Be very proud i just took an order and sent them right over a invoice and you know what they paid it right away what a concept you ladies were right it does work!!!! 

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Be very proud i just took an order and sent them right over a invoice and you know what they paid it right away what a concept you ladies were right it does work!!!! 
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Be very proud i just took an order and sent them right over a invoice and you know what they paid it right away what a concept you ladies were right it does work!!!! 

If you treat your business like a business then other people will too. If you treat it like an afterthought or a hobby then people will take advantage of you as far as they can.

If you have a smartphone you can also get a square account at squareup.com, or a paypal credit card account. Then you can take payments with the card reader they give you, or over the phone. Then the conversation would go "i don't have the payment, she didn't pay you?" "That's fine, would you like to give me a credit card to cover it, or should we call her to get the payment? I can take it over the phone right now." icon_twisted.gif
post #20 of 20
Ditto, I have both paypal and square for those clients who "don't use paypal" and "don't use checks". Oh you don't? That's okay, I also take debit and credit in person and over the phone icon_smile.gif. I love square!
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