So I have a couple of new clients who I've recently done work for. I invoiced them a couple weeks ago and they've gone pretty quiet ever since.
When I was working for them, they didn't seem particularly concerned about the economic effects of the virus and made out like business would be carrying on as normal.
I am concerned that they may end up using the virus as an excuse not to pay me. If this does turn out to be the case... do I just treat everything as I normally would? e.g. after a few reminders then I threaten legal action?
I've only ever had to do the above a couple times in about 8 years or freelancing, so I'm hoping it won't come to that.
But with everything that's going on at the minute, with people getting ill and going out of business etc, it's difficult to know how to proceed.
But I don't want people using this current situation as an excuse to simply not pay their freelancers.