Show me the money: How to use the power of value to get paid upfront

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  It’s tough running a creative business. Any web designer, writer, or even photographer will tell you, chasing clients for payment is like running down the street barefoot on a hot day screaming at the ice-cream truck to stop because you REALLY need a soft serve with sprinkles. But replace soft-serve with money. That thing that pays bills. It’s sad that we’re in a business world where services are seen as ‘optional’ when it comes to payment. We dodge spec work, discounting, and in-kind or contra deals every day, like some sort of[...]