New York, New York, US
George Ruge wrote:
Hypothetically, you book a wedding and are charging thousands of dollars for your services...you expect to be paid in cash?
Aug 14 12 04:56 am Link
Huntington Beach, California, US
Credit Card using Square credit card swipe and Square app for smartphones.
All these form of payment can be accepted when your mobile. But if you do not want to accept some forms of payment, just advice your client of total costs and your accepted form of payment and you will be fine.
Hope this helps!
Cindy Nguyen MUA
Oct 24 12 03:02 am Link
s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
I live in Spain and tax evasion is a national sport here but I have always been asked to send a bill with my account info. The times that cash payment was asked for was when the client didnt want to pay taxes. They were smaller companies or had just started.
The more established clients demand you bill them and find it very unprofessional asking for cash.
On commmercial shoots we tend to work several days and getting paid in cash at the end is just not practical.
Oct 26 12 06:08 am Link
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
I have just started using a mobile card terminal that acepts MasterCard visa and American Express and it's a god send!
As before I have having to asking clients for cash or BACS transactions and I didn't like having loads of cash on me for safety reasons.
I also find it's More professional asking to be paid by card
Dec 02 12 12:48 am Link
San Francisco, California, US
MADE NYC wrote:
Dec 02 12 01:07 am Link
Toledo, Ohio, US
Shot By Adam wrote:
I assume that you notified the client that since they had withdrawn their payment, that you were withdrawing their copyright license and that would extend to any of their clients in possession of any of the photos.
Dec 02 12 02:18 am Link
Los Angeles, California, US
Aaliyah I wrote:
I pay when i get paid. For editorial that is 30-120 days
Dec 02 12 02:49 am Link
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Agree 100%. I always make sure they are aware they have to pay me at the end.
Dec 02 12 05:12 pm Link
Coronado, California, US
When I deal with commercial clients I invoice and am paid by check usually in 30 to 90 days.... This is just normal business practice in the commercial industry... I can't imagine any of these clients paying you day of..... these checks go through payroll.
When I do venture away and work with a civilian (bride, special occasion, etc) it's payment via check or credit card 2 weeks before I show up... I don't show up on the hopes the client will. To be honest with you all, I just don't love this job that much. I don't ever want to haul my stuff anywhere and be stood up...that's just not going to happen in my business life (time is to precious to me)... I plan ahead for every scenario where I might lose. I don't like to lose and so I make sure that possibility is zero.
Collecting on the day of a job makes no sense to me.... What if they don't pay you? you've already packed your car, taken it to the location etc... you've done half the work and may never get a dime. I don't get this at all
Dec 02 12 06:40 pm Link