Frustrating experiences with late payers can be time-consuming and costly. There have been times that institutions here in Thailand would pay 1-12 months late. I, on the other hand, receive half payment upfront for bigger projects (over 50 hours) and the other half once the second-half begins. Now, if they don’t pay, they don’t get training. It’s a general principle. In 2019, there was a 12th grade student who didn’t pay me for the last 2 hours of teaching and I constantly had to bug her. In 2016, a university student wanted to pay at the END of the course.
All of this was unbelievably laughable and a learning experience. And so now, you MUST pay before class/course or forget about it.
But if they don’t pay, how can you follow up? Here’s a three-step process that you can adapt to your personal business + accounts payable.