Sometimes it depends on the client Aileen. If I'm in doubt about their prompt payment, I require up-front payment before I start and final payment before the site is "live." (It'll be ready, it just won't be 'live' linked from the domain home.) Otherwise, I bill whenever I (a) have a decent amount for an invoice, (b) happen to need money, or (c) it's the beginning of the month and all basic server invoices go out. It seldom hurts to require final payment before the site goes live. Even with good clients you tend to get paid faster that way. :-) FWIW. Palyne On 21 Jul 2000, at 17:02, Aileen Wrothwell wrote: I'm wondering when you all bill for a site?