Billing a client

Dave Cross dave at
Mon Feb 11 08:11:34 GMT 2013

On 02/11/2013 07:56 AM, Alex Brelsfoard wrote:
> Here's a slightly off-topic question for you all.
> I'm planning on doing some consulting work and was wondering what I should
> expect as the norm for delay between when I bill my client and when I
> should receive their money.
> Is there such a norm?  Or is it entirely dependent on the client and/or our
> agreement?

That's the kind of thing that you'd specify in the contract between you 
and the client.

Or, if you didn't do that, you could try putting a "payment terms: XX 
days" on the bottom of the invoice.

But anyway, most clients will expect to pay an invoice about a month 
after receiving it. Some clients ask for 90 days to pay. I avoid those 


Dave Cross :: dave at

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