I had a phone call from my contact at a church I maintain asking me to call. When I got him on the phone he was questioning me on why I never sent him a bill for my last cut. I explained that the same day I cut for the last time last December he brought me a check. He went on to tell me that was my Christmas present and I knew that and he expected a bill to be sent to him immediately. Also, wanted to make sure I was still going to maintain their property. This was about 3 weeks ago. Sure is nice to have people mad at you for not charging them. haha. Today I got a check in the mail from one of my long time customers. I left her a bill about a week ago. She mails me a check and written on my statement is a note to me saying it was time for a pay raise. She regrets not being able to raise it even more, but she raised it $5 per cut. Instructed me to bill her from now on at the new rate. I post this to bring up the point that you can be picky about who you do work for. It will pay off. Leave the junk customers to someone else. Take care of your good customers and ALWAYS return phone calls in a timely manner. Do what you say your going to do and be reliable. There are people out there that value your work, time and effort.