Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me be absolutely clear. Your vacations, birthdays, etc are not of my concern when me and my partner are waiting to be paid for a completed project. This is a business. Same as your landlord, your power company etc don't care about things like that.
I care if your child is sick, if you are sick, if someone died or its something of that nature. In which case then you need to contact me or have a friend contact me and let me know that you need more time to pay. Or even if something happened financially and you simply need more time. I am reasonable in real emergencies and when people are considerate.
I assume that a vacation is planned. And your deadline for site launch is also planned as I state it once we begin working and I keep my clients updated.
I will not tolerate, especially since my partner works just as hard on your sites as I do rudeness, and disrespect when my partner needs to be paid.
And yes if you come to me as a referral I WILL contact that referral and ask questions or tell them to make sure you know the importance of paying me. Especially if that referral is a friend who I have done lots of work for. I feel they should know when someone they referred is causing me or my partner issue. I won't apologize for that.
I was alteast classy enough to keep it private , to not do it publicly and to not name, names. Other people would have been alot more rude than I was. Some of you do NOT understand the time and work that goes into creating a website.
Be considerate! If you are going on a vacation pay your bill before you leave.
I am a professional. This is a businness. Imagine you working a job and coming in to get your paycheck and someone telling you "Oh the boss if on vacation, he'll pay you when he gets back"
I hate to be like this but I am nearing a time when I am going to begin making ladies pay full web fees upfront just to avoid this kind of mess and drama.
Thanks for understanding
May 25 2018
SO HERE ARE MY NEW RULES:
I RETAIN THE RIGHT TO HANDLE EACH CLIENT, EACH CASE ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.
Some things that from here on out are likely to make you be a full pay:
1. You are flaky and back and forth on whether or not you want a site.
2. You seem to be a person who is not very considerate of professionals time.
3. You are someone who hops from web person to web person.
4. You have not been referred to me by anyone I know and trust.
NOW if you really need a site in some cases I may still work with you if you cannot pay full amount upfront BUT with the following as a non negotiable rule:
You are given a deadline for when to expect your site completed. That is also your BILL DUE DATE. If you do not pay within 48 hours of the day of site release from here on out from May 25 2018 you will have to add an additional 30 percent penalty fee and THAT IS PER DAY with the maximum penalty at 200.00 additional dollars. The penalty fee will never go above 200.00
ALSO, I reserve the right to stop working on a project if any mental , verbal abuse or disrespect occurs and people behaving in that fashion will NOT be refunded.
Lastly until FULL payment is given you will NOT be given the login info for your site.
I will give 2 hours for you to look through your site and make a list of edits on release day. After which payment is expected or I lock site back up till we are paid.
I am not trying to rob anyone, I am however going to teach some of you to
respect my time and my partners time and work.