Getting paid

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The complete guide to getting paid

This guide will teach you how to send professional invoices, accept payments, and protect yourself from unpaid invoices and payment scams. It’s everything you need to know to get paid for your work as a freelancer or self-employed worker.

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Aiden Durham answers: What’s the right way to pay yourself?

At Wave, we get asked a lot how to pay yourself when you’re self-employed. This video from Aiden Durham, Denver-based attorney at 180 Law Co. will help you finally understand the best way to pay yourself depending on the type of business you’re running.

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So you got a chargeback. Now what?

It’s hard to know what to do when a customer files a chargeback after you’ve made a sale. In this post we go through six common reasons for chargebacks, how to prevent them from happening, and how to handle it if they do.

How to (actually) get paid for your work

One of the toughest challenges freelancers and service-based businesses face is getting paid on time—or even at all. Guest contributor Lindsey Peacock shares her tips on tackling both scenarios.

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What are bank payments?

Bank payments are the digital equivalent of paper checks. Instead of writing a paper check, customers pay online, right from their bank account to yours.

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Infographic: Not accepting credit cards is costing your business

Most consumers rely on credit cards to make their purchases. This also applies to paying invoices. Accepting credit cards makes your life easier.

7 tips for creating invoices that get paid fast

You work hard enough running your business. Getting paid should be the easiest part of the job, and these tips will help.

What exactly is accounting?

If you look at online reviews lately, the term “accounting software” gets applied to anything capable of adding two numbers together. So expense trackers, invoicing applications and other lightweight software in the cloud get lumped in with real, double entry accounting applications like Wave. It drives me nuts.

Five tips from a bookkeeper to stay on top of your bills and invoices

This post by guest blogger Mathew Heggem appears as part of our series Small Business 500.

What should you charge a client who wants to “go viral” with your images?

Jim Pickerelle tackles a difficult question posted in LinkedIn’s ASMP group about copyright, and how to approach tough requests from clients. This article was originally written by Jim Pickerell for Black Star Rising and reprinted here with permission, as part of Photographer’s Month.