Afternoon folks! Hope you’re having a nice Sunday! I thought I would pop my issue on here & see if anyone had been in a similar situation and what you did.
Basically on the 1st of June I did a lino cutting workshop. I was asked the month before I could do it, I stated my price and they were happy with it. It’s actually a fairly large national charity who asked if I would do it- and while it may sound harsh me charging them- it was so they could train their staff and it was through lottery funding for a project they were running, so they weren’t expecting me to do it for free. (Though it was still reasonable- and I had to cover the cost of materials more than anything else)
So- I ran the workshop (for a few hours) and provided an invoice. The lady who I passed it to wasn’t sure how they would pay, so I provided information for a bank transfer, a check or even PayPal if they preferred.
A month passed and I hadn’t received anything- but I wanted to give it a while as I know sometimes things don’t come out until a certain day of the month.
But after a month I emailed them, and was told they would sort it out.
It’s now almost a month and a half later and I still haven’t been paid.
Not sure what to do about it? Do I just keep emailing them and saying I still haven’t been paid? The only email address I have is a lady who was at the workshop who isn’t in charge of payments- so feel sort of bad badgering her. Or do I find an address and write to them sending another invoice?
I don’t like to be pushy but I also don’t think it’s fair that I should teach a workshop for a few hours on a Monday night after my usual day-job and still not get paid for it. I thought allowing a month was reasonable.
Thanks guys! And sorry to whinge! I think this is why I could never be 100% self employed! Even when you make money you can’t guarantee when you’ll get it.