But I am about to give up.
Not because I can't get clients. I can. I do web design, SEO, social media, blogging, mobile, etc. There's plenty of people who need my services. But I can't get paid and I'm about to give up.
I spend as much time trying to get paid for a website as I do building the website. I have a guy who is 6 months late right now on a $2k website. "Just shut his site off" everyone says. But shutting his site off doesn't pay my mortgage.
Today was the day he promised, after 5 months (a month ago), that he'd have the payment in full. Now he hits ignore when I call and is blowing me off. It's also the day that I expected another check in the mail (that I was told was mailed 6 days ago). That didn't show up either. I think my frustration has reached its boiling point.
So what's my point with all of this?
Just to vent. Maybe seek advice. I'm so tired of people not paying me. I have the skills. Should I be doing something else? Maybe a website that serves the community somehow and has subscribers that I dont have to constantly be invoicing and chasing people?
I give up.