How to make sure you get paid in tough times

contracts refunds Jul 14, 2022

We are navigating some tricky times right now. There's a lot of economic uncertainty about, as we know only too well. In these times we might find, for example, that we're having to offer more payment plans or longer payment plans than we would typically do, which means that we're taking on more risk of not being paid.

This is a hot topic at the moment with many coaches and I am getting a lot of questions about it. I know it's something that a lot of small business owners are really worrying about and it's keeping them up at night.

In this article, I will dive deep into a select list of key ways and practical things that you can do to improve the chances of you getting paid, because we want to make sure that your business survives and thrives and comes out the other side of this difficult period, even stronger than before. 


The areas we're going to look at are:

  1. Why your written contract is the main difference between getting paid and not getting paid.
  2. Why your service...
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The 3 non-negotiables for getting your coaching business legally protected

The world needs you on your A game! Now more than ever, we need light-workers like you going all in with your clients and working your magic.  So let’s get you sorted with your essential legal protection - so you feel safe to do your best work

Here is my no frills list of the three non-negotiables you need in place as a coach:

1. Your client contract  

This one is not up for discussion!  Even if you are just starting off.  Even if you are still at the family and friends/ friends of friends stage (arguably it’s even more important at this stage).

Every day I hear my members tell me that they used to: 

  • play small, 
  • shrink from signing people up, 
  • avoid advertising and spreading the word, 
  • delay following their true passion, 
  • not charge properly (or at all!) for their services 

all because they didn’t have a client contract, or they had something they pulled together themselves and couldn’t rely on it.


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