Ask people if electronic versions of reports and invoices are acceptable? For example, you can say, ‘Payment due 14 days from the date of invoice’, or ‘Payment due on 14/02/2012’. If things are too relaxed, it may be a like pop that has gone flat.
We have also heard what it takes to be successful like these people. We heard you have to save, you have to start your own business, you have to own properties, you have to be prudent with your finances and so on.
You must make yourself comfortable in their environment while you try to sell them what you have to offer. He also said that they should depart from those who fail to accept them. This means that you must never waste your time with any customer whom you can see has already made up his mind not to patronize you. You must know that there will be a lot of other people who are willing to patronize you. So, do not waste time with a bad customer. Move on to the next person.
You’ve been pretty interactive with your fans, in the sense of not secluding yourself isolated in some sort of self-imposed ivory tower. You’ve been signing autographs after your shows, and you’re even a featured player, on a cruise to Ocho, Rios, Jamaica and Georgetown, Grand Cayman.
One of the biggest mistakes that you can make is only worrying about keeping the accountants from taking a 40 story nose dive because you blew the budget on hosting. To be honest we aren’t talking about a huge increase in price by using a service that’s a little more reputable. And if your accountants are really that fragile they were probably going to take the plunge for some reason, so don’t be so hard on yourself!
And you realize that you are part of the time frame of these peoples’ lives. Not just of the music, but they actually saw you at a certain time, when they were doing something, and they relate you to that particular period of their life.
You have a series of artwork that you’ve done that you’re selling, entitled “Twist Of the Trist.” You refer to it as ‘rhythm on canvas.” They’re in bright neon colors that you designed using drumsticks, rather than a brush. Can you explain the process?
Looking back at all the points we have listed, you might think it is too difficult to include them all. You might think it is an ‘overkill approach’ to your invoice. However, always have this in mind; by making sure your invoice has all of the above components, you will upgrade it to your hardest working debt collecting helper. Try it, when you see the difference it makes in your cash flow, you are going to love it!