Hi all ...
I designed and developed a website for a friend of my girlfriedns sister towards the end of last year.
At the end of January, sh asked me to do a load of updates for her, namely cropping and uploading a bunch of images and items to her site. She owns a clothes store, so it was adding new clothing ranges.
There was a total of about 70 items, and we agreed a fee per item before I proceeded with the work.
I got the work done over the course of about three evenings and sent her an email requesting that she review the updates, and told her the total cost for the updates. We have had a very informal business relationship so far, and I wanted to keep it that way as she was a friend of the Missus.
However, after not hearing back from her, I emailed her again, requesting that she review the changes. She said she would, and that she would get back tome later that week. The following week I had still not heard anything, so followed it up again, to which I got the same response. This has continued week in week out for almost five weeks now. She keeps telling me that she has been busy, and will get onto it.
However, like I say, I have been waiting almost five weeks for payment, and to be honest, am now getting a little peeved off. Fair enough that she may have been busy and not able to check the updates, but surely (especially as a business woman herself) she should then still make an arrangement to pay me?
I understand that she naturally won't want to pay me until she has checked the updates, but I am now wanting to send her a formal invoice for the work as I need to get paid for this, and I can't keep chasing her up every week to check it.
What do you guys think?