About Tire-Kickers and Other Bad Clients

"What is your real price?" I had just responded to an inquiry about my writing services. The above comment was in response to my reply, but that wasn't all. The person sending the email was mad. He went on to scold me for daring to quote a living rate. He included his version of the "market" rate (less than 1/10th of what I had quoted). Then he stated that he should get a volume discount on top of … [Read more...]

Is That Client Legit or Just a Tire Kicker?

When you're first starting out as a freelancer it's very tempting to spend a ton of time with each potential client that shows you some interest. After all, you don't have much work, so it's important that you try to get every client you can. However, when you move past the beginning stage of freelancing, it's important that you don't waste time with the clients who aren't serious about using your services, … [Read more...]