in another thread, we were talking about having all clients on a flat monthly payment plan, rain or shine, hell or high water, the payment is the same. well, that's the way i do it, and i get some money, before actually doing the work. this season, i converted a few long time clients, into this payment system. one guy in particular, resisted very strongly. it was about 2 weeks of on again off again conversation, he just didn't want to pay like that. i held my position that this was not an option, it was the only system we use. anyhow, the strange thing was.....this guy always paid in advance, anyhow. he was just never told that HE HAD TO. he did it on his own. every april, on the first visit, he'd come out and hand me a check for april + may. at the end of may, he'd hand me a check for june + july, etc. BUT, when he recieved notice about the new billing system, he freaked it just goes to show you, some people don't like being told what to do.