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[Suggestions] What Do You Do When a Client Doesn't Pay Up?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gullsinn, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. gullsinn

    gullsinn Elite Member

    Dec 24, 2009
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    Hi Everyone,

    I need advice on what to do to get a client to pay up. The client owes me almost $650. Now, I have emailed her like 5 times over the last 3 weeks and she hasn't replied any of my mails. In fact, as we speak, she's online on my gchat list. I tried chatting with her and she isn't even replying. I did on-page seo and content rewriting for this person. At the time she sent the project, my brother was undergoing a surgery. And you won't believe that during all that time, she was hounding me and asking me to deliver even though I intimated her about what was going on. Now, I made sure to deliver and since then, she has neither replied me nor paid up. What do I do to get her to pay up? Please give me some advise. Thanks.
  2. futurecardiogod

    futurecardiogod Registered Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    Yeah, I've seen people like that.Horrible people. Okay. This may sound mean but tell her that your gonna negative publicize her - say "Mr/Ms XXXX is a scammer", creating a website and on online forums and all :p
  3. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

    Feb 6, 2010
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    well you can always bring out negative seo factors, say that if he's not going to pay you can always null all the effort you did and swallow all expenses.
    So send her good long letter and send copy to all her outlets about this issue, if she wont pay you, you will make it all meaningless with offsite seo and with reputation campaining.

    What is the use to hire someone and not paying for it? pay = positive SEO, not paying = negative SEO
  4. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

    Apr 1, 2012
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    Dont do anything that can affect your business and future relationship until you absolutely have to. Some shit clients can become good long term customers once you get over a rough patch. I would send her an email letting her know that you are sorry about this but unless she can settle the debt or come to an arrangement then you will have to pass the debt over to credit control. If no contact within 30 days then send a first stage solicitors letter without prejudice outlaying how you will be actively pursuing the debt and she will be liable for all costs incured from this date. 98% of people pay once they get a legal letter and a first stage solicitors letter is a form piece that will only cost you about £30.