How to get paid on time
One of my clients in The 6-Figure Filmmakers asked this question of the day and I thought it was really gonna be helpful to share it with you and it's all about getting paid.
Now generally speaking creatives are not very good at asking about the money upfront and this is where I think most people are making a massive mistake.
If you have a conversation with your client at the early stage when you're discussing the creative and you say:
“...look Bob and we're a small company we're not a bank, we promise we'll deliver you an amazing product and we'll do it on time and we'll do everything that you've asked for in your brief. Can we just ask one thing in return? would you make sure we get paid on time? The 50% up front and then we deliver the final video the remaining 50%. We don't to wait a week ten days two weeks because it really affects our cash flow. Is that cool? Is that an agreement we can come to upfront? “
And generally speaking, people will say yes.
You've then got that verbal agreement to follow-up in writing.
Then you do the project do everything you said you would deliver the film and you will get paid much faster.
(Including the template for creating social media video content)