Music is the life of a party. Without it, the atmosphere just wouldn’t be right. Therefore, your DJ services are expected and welcomed at events. From DJing at weddings to birthday parties, you turn celebrations into memories that will never be forgotten. But what if the hosts forget to pay you for your services? If that has happened to you in the past or you are dealing with that now, we have a solution for you. Southwest Recovery Services is a top-rated debt collection agency that can reach out to your clients and collect the unpaid bills. To improve your own debt collection strategies, we have listed a couple of tips below.
Communication Is Key
Maintaining consistent and clear communication with your clients is highly important. We recommend having a contract for your clients to sign before you agree to DJ at their event. Before they sign, make sure they understand the terms of payment and that you are clear about the costs. You want to avoid any confusion for later down the road. Once they have understood the costs and signed the contract, they are liable for their unpaid bills.
But clear communication doesn’t end there. Once you have performed your services, you should remind them of the bill and the date that it is due. You could even send a reminder email, text, or letter, depending on how formal your brand is.
If you haven’t received the payments, then you should send your clients additional reminders of the past due bills. Sometimes, clients are easier to reach by phone calls. It’s a lot harder for them to miss a call than an email.
Maintain a Good Relationship
Money is a sensitive topic, and there are appropriate ways to handle the subject. You want to remain professional and respectful when collecting the unpaid bills. Afterall, customer relationships are key in your industry. Word of mouth is the most trusted and valued marketing strategy for event planning and recommendations. Therefore, you want your clients to recommend your DJ services to their friends and family. In order to do that, you need to nurture your relationship with your clients and respectfully communicate with them about their debt.
Outsource to a Professional Debt Collection Agency
The most cost-effective and efficient way to recover your debt is to outsource to a debt collection agency. Southwest Recovery Services is ready to help you as soon as you call. We operate on a contingency basis, which means that we don’t get paid until you do. This motivates our expert agents to use every available strategy to collect, including:
- Oral and Written Communication
- Customer Service Quality Standards
- Effective Negotiation
- Skip Tracing Techniques
- Credit Reporting
- Legal Action
Our team understands the importance of your reputation and client relationships, which is why we treat every client with respect. We work hard at coming to an agreement with your customers on how to collect the unpaid bills in a timely manner. We adhere to the state’s and nation’s regulations on collection practices, so we can execute an effective and ethical recovery.
Team Up with Southwest Recovery Services Today
If you are having trouble collecting unpaid bills for your DJ services, get in touch with Southwest Recovery Services today. Our team of agents will work tirelessly to collect what is rightfully yours.