I completed a code work for a client; he accepted it and approved.
The only thing we have are a few emails we exchanged with quotes and descriptions of what to do.
I have an email where he says the work is good and they are happy with it.
We agreed by email that he will pay me after the job was completed.
I gave the work and he wanted to test it and then pay me.
Months after, he kept assuring to paying soon but never kept to his words.
When I email him asking about my pay, it yields the same result; [...] that he will pay me.
Taking a legal action wouldn't be worth the cost (based on the amount he owes me); I would have spent almost the same for a lawyer: that's not a feasible option.
I can't afford either to let go because I would like to be paid for the work done, since he accepted it as executed.
What should I do in order to get my pay?