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how to charge client?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by theseodude, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    Hello

    Remember that old client of mine that was a cheap ass and didn't want to pay? well, if you don't, it's ok.
    so today he texts and calls me 100 times. I dont answer because I know he wants something for free.
    his text: "why is my website not working?"
    I checked his website and indeed, it was down. so I got back to him 4 hours later, telling him "the problem is with your host, you need to contact them and have this resolved"
    he says "how do I contact them? can you do it for me?"
    I said "yes, but I have to charge you $20"
    he said "OK, I am willing to pay as long as this problem is resolved"

    so reason his site is not working: he hasn't paid his bill.
    Now the problem is, if I just text him "you need to pay your bill" he will pay his bill and screw me out of my $20.
    so how do I make sure I get paid?
     
  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin "I'm watching you.." - Apricot Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    Know him IRL?

    Go into his office and sit down with him (take pre-printed invoice)

    Don't know him? paypal/bank transfer
     
  3. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    but that's weird. let's say I meet up with him and he pays me $20. then I tell him "thanks for the $20. now you need to pay your bill and everything will work"
    so I am selling him this information that he needs to pay his bill? doesn't that make me look like an ass? I would rather make it look like I did something to make things work.
     
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  4. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You 're not getting paid for this - cut your huge loses and move on :)
     
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  5. whynotmakeit

    whynotmakeit Power Member

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    karma....let him sweat for a few days before he works it out himself
     
  6. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    Do yourself a favor and don't answer his calls. Sounds like a royal pain in the ass.
     
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  7. whynotmakeit

    whynotmakeit Power Member

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    tell him you have a minimum charge of $xxx to work out what is wrong and because of his history you need payment up front before looking at it. Once you get payment, sit on your arse for an hour and a half before you call him back and tell him you have isolated the problem...bla bla....
     
  8. WorkHardL0veLife

    WorkHardL0veLife Regular Member

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    Tell him you know the issue to his problem and he needs to pay you first then you'll give the information.
     
  9. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    Ok, so. Yes, actually, I DO remember that asshole. Aaaaand I remember myself and a bunch of other people telling you that you are drastically undervaluing your services, even way back then. And now, here you are Paduan, rebellious teenager that you are, still failing to UNLEARN what you have LEARNED.

    An attorney that doesn't know he hasn't paid is webhosting bill NEEDS HELP. And, he has you on the phone. That's worth $50 right there. That's called being "on retainer" or "on call", or whatever. His choice is to call someone else, someone he doesn't know, someone that might overcharge or straight-out defraud him.

    If he could solve your legal problems for 20 minutes of his time, would he do that for you? For free? As a favor? As a friendsy-wendsy favor from your 'ol pal Mr. Tightass Cheapskate Attorney?

    Fuck no, "seodude". He'd bend you over the desk and charge you a couple of hundred for popping you in the pooper. Only now it's his turn, so bend him over, and (as Eddie Murphy doing Jackie Gleason said), STAAAART FUCKIN'.

    [video=youtube_share;z4jeREy7Pbc]http://youtu.be/z4jeREy7Pbc[/video]
     
  10. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    Here's you, and your lawyer client:

    [video=youtube_share;stsnlTZG84Y]http://youtu.be/stsnlTZG84Y?t=49s[/video]
     
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  11. vinothks

    vinothks Newbie

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    lol... u better dont do it... just ask him to pay..
     
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    Op, this was really a bad ass thread. Just wasted mine and others time. I can't see the neg rep button right noe I'm sleepy otherwise dhuzz!
     
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    tompots Elite Member Premium Member

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