The Bad Girl’s Guide to Invoicing
I love the phrase ‘bad girl’. For me, bad girls get paid up front and get away with a lot. If that makes me a bad girl, then I’m all in. Bad girls have more fun because they are out to win – and for pleasure too.
In this article I want to show you how to take control of how you get paid, as well as payment frequency – and client retention. Exciting, right? Believe it or not, I had a huge issue with asking for money after my social media PR services were rendered. What changed? Find out in this video.
“Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere.” -Helen Gurley Brown
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Top 3 Tips For Bad Girl Invoicing
1. Decide how you want it. I only operate with payment in advance. Nothing gets me in the creative mood more than getting one month paid in full. It’s my standard practice. In order to secure time with me, this is the what you have to do. Alternatively, you could ask for a deposit or charge a retainer.
2. Don’t like invoicing? Have PayPal do it for you. You can install a subscriber button right on the PayPal merchant tab and have it recur. Remember to add a 3 or 4 per cent price increase to your service fee as PayPal will charge you that per transaction.
3. Want a little charge in your financial chakra? Raise your prices for each new client by 10 per cent. This will have you tingling in your money house, which will help you to produce your best work. It’s healthy to do this, and to get in the habit of raising your prices. It will get you in a deep love relationship with money. Enjoy this pleasure – it’s totally acceptable.