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7 Mistakes That Will Make or Break Your Business

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7. Failing to collect outstanding invoices

I can’t tell you how many freelancers write on social media groups that they are having trouble getting paid by a client. And they continue to work for the client! I have stipulated in my contract that if invoices are not paid within a certain number of days, work stops until the account is updated. You can also have credit cards on file or set up a monthly subscription to get paid automatically. In more than 11 years of self-employment, I have had only one $75 invoice go unpaid. The rest get paid, and most get paid on time. Get clients to pay you on time.