I designed, programmed and uploaded a shop site for a client. In addition, I edited all her image files, edited her text, created animations, searched stock images, and put up with her midnight idea changes. All of this was done at a discount because she was a family friend.
Then, for six months after the site was complete and uploaded, I tried to collect payment. She ignored my attempts. So I removed the main page. She finally responded to the last invoice I sent.
Client: Why did you remove my site?
Me: Because you have ignored my past attempts of contacting you for payment for my work.
Client: Oh, well – about that. I didn’t think I should pay you for this site.
Client: Well after about a week, I didn’t receive any customers or traffic to the site. I don’t think you did your job very well if it can’t instantly grab attention of the public and bring them to my site.
Me: Then why do you still want the site?
She ended up paying me to get the site put back up.