How do you handle a no pay? | Forum Promotion

Has a client ever not paid you for graphic work you’ve done? How did you handle it?

I remember my former brother-in-law came to me saying his friend owned a Construction company and would pay me $100 for a logo to be designed. I agreed but did not get anything in writing (bad) and once I handed off the work I never saw the money. My brother-in-law kept promising it to me but never did anything about it. I refuse to not work without a contract ever again if I’m charging money. Without a contract I couldn’t even go to small claims court because I had no proof of agreement of terms.