I’ve been in a lean period. I have a returning client that has given me frequent work over the years. They are however notoriously slow - both in terms of moving projects along (they tend to vanish for weeks at a time) and paying up on their invoices (I’ve waited as long as 3 months+ sometimes). In a perfect world I would probably let them go, but, like I said, I don’t have a lot in the pipeline right now and they are pleasant enough to work with otherwise.
In an effort to remedy some of this, I have decided to send the them weekly invoices for work done - like a time card almost - rather than doing the traditional third, third, and a third. That way if they disappear for a few weeks, at least I have some sort of invoice being processed.
I just sent my first “weekly” invoice a few minutes ago. The deed is done. My question is, do you think this is out of line? Too pushy? I think my reasoning is sound but have I overstepped a line?
Thanks for your feedback.