But I think it's time for me to evolve and try to take upfront payments. Ideally, 50% (~$500 usually)
The common objection I can think of is that people don't want to just pay somebody they have never met before (I do out of state cold calling) for a job that's not even started yet.
How would you guys handle that? Do you just toss/qualify out those that do NOT want to pay that upfront fee?
What do you think?