We freelancers talk a lot about Bad Clients and How to Avoid Them. But we rarely talk about the good clients.
In a way, it’s perfectly understandable. Almost every freelancer whose been at it for more than a month or two has a horror story about a client who didn’t work out. It helps to vent about those bad freelancing experiences.
However, identifying the good clients is just as important as staying away from the bad ones. All freelancers should develop their own checklist of what they are looking for in a client.
In this post, I’ll discuss good freelancing clients and explain how to recognize them. I’ll list fifteen characteristics that many good clients share. This is good starting place for developing your own client checklist.
What do you do when a freelancing project just isn’t right for you? Do you turn it down, or do you take it anyway?
Most freelancers already understand that they should say “no” to some clients. But often we freelancers just keep on saying “yes” when we know that we shouldn’t.
Why do we do it? Why do we accept projects when we know we shouldn’t? One reason is because we’re just not very good at turning work down.
In this post, I’ll give you seven ways to say “no” to those projects you know that you shouldn’t accept. I’ll also give you an opportunity to share some of your own tips on how to say “no.”
It’s not what you think.
Admittedly, there are a lot of things that bother freelancers.
But the one thing that most freelancers agree upon is they don’t want to work for free. Yes, “free” is that four-letter word that freelancers hate.
In this post, I’ll discuss the problem of “clients” who ask you to work for free. I’ll also discuss whether you should ever agree to work for free. If you’ve ever been asked to work without pay, you’ll probably relate to this post.
We freelancers seem obsessed with speed. There are many articles out there to instruct us on how to get more done in less time.
Not only that, but I’m often contacted by freelancers who are looking for ways to do their work more quickly. The common thinking is that the more a freelancer does, the more they will earn.
And it’s not just freelancing. Our entire culture seems to be in a rush.
But is it true? Is faster better? The signs are out there that it may be time for many freelancers (and others) to slow down.
In this post, I’ll describe some of the problems associated with trying to accomplish too much. I’ll also address one reason why freelancers try to work too fast.
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