5 Strategies for Contractors to Ensure They Get Paid on Time

March 13, 2023

Ensure Good Quality Work

To ensure you get paid on time, it's important that you have a good plan for the job. A good plan will help you estimate how long your project will take and what kind of materials are needed. It also helps if there are clear instructions as to what needs to be done and when it should be done.

If your team isn't familiar with their jobs, they may not know which tools or equipment they should use during each step of the process. This can lead them down mistaken paths that slow down work progress or put them at risk for injury when trying out new tools themselves!

Finally, hiring people who aren't skilled enough in their field could cause delays due to mistakes made by inexperienced workers (and possibly even sabotage).

Use the Right Forms and Checklists

Once you’ve written your contract, you need to make sure that the form is clear and concise. Your clients will be reading it over their heads and may not have time to read all of the fine print. Make sure that any forms are easy-to-read and easy-to-follow so they can understand what they need to do in order for payment or support from your team members.

If there are multiple people involved in a contract negotiation process, use checklists as well—these should be easy for everyone involved (including yourself) because every person has different needs related to this kind of document; it doesn't matter if your client isn't experienced with legal documents at all!

Keep Track of Payments

To ensure that you get paid on time, it's important to keep track of payments. You can do this by using a spreadsheet or contract management software.

If you're using a contract management software, it should have an automatic payment feature that allows contractors to make installment payments directly from their bank accounts into the company's account. This way, no money has to be transferred manually between parties and there are no additional fees associated with processing credit cards or other methods of payment. Contractors can also set up automatic recurring invoices so they don't have to remember when they last received money—it'll just show up in their account without any effort on their part!

Provide Multiple Documents

Providing multiple documents is an effective way to ensure that you get paid on time. A contract, invoice and payment request are all essential elements of the process.

  • Provide a Contract: Your client will want to make sure they're hiring a reputable contractor who can do good work and live up to their end of the deal. If you don't have one in place with your customer before starting work on their project, it can be difficult for them to accept what's going on because they'll feel like they've been taken advantage of by someone who doesn't know how much money their project costs or what needs doing at all!
  • Provide an Invoice: The invoice should detail everything that has been agreed upon in terms of price per hour (or whatever other unit measure is appropriate), materials used during construction etc., but also details about any extras such as additional labor charges due after completion date given by client approval). It should also include detailed descriptions about materials required for each stage so this information is available when needed later down line (e.g., if there are any problems). The total cost including taxes should be clearly visible here too since some clients may prefer not knowing exact figures until after final approval has been given."

Use Legitt

Legitt is a video agreements platform that enables you to quickly define the rules of your agreement and get paid on time. With Legitt, you don't have to worry about negotiating with your clients—you can just focus on getting paid.

Legitt has helped thousands of contractors and businesses get paid on time by using their simple, easy-to-use process:

  • Upload contract documents into our secure environment where they'll be safe from prying eyes until it's time for them to be signed off by both parties involved in this transaction
  • Client records video stating his the terms and conditions and a contract is created. It's that simple.


  • Be sure to be paid on time.
  • Get paid for good quality work.
  • Use the right forms and checklists to ensure proper payment of labor, materials, and other costs (e.g., licensing fees).

Keep track of payments you have made in order to ensure timely receipt of funds from your clients as well as any outstanding invoices that need to be issued before leaving a job site or office space after being hired by them (e.g., if someone doesn't pay within 30 days). It's also important to keep records so that you can make sure all parties involved in an agreement receive exactly what was promised by both parties during negotiations—and if there are any discrepancies between what was agreed upon beforehand versus what actually happened afterwards due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions affecting construction schedules or delays caused by unforeseen problems with materials being used during construction projects such as electrical issues caused by high temperatures outside causing wires becoming exposed; these types of scenarios could lead up toward getting sued if any issues arise later down road when trying


To sum up, you can use the right forms and checklists to ensure that you’re getting paid on time. This can help save a lot of headaches when it comes time for invoicing and collecting payments from contractors. And if you have multiple contractors working with you, then make sure that they all get paid in a timely fashion too!

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