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How to avoid difficult freelance clients

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  • 1. How To Avoid Difficult Freelance Clients
  • 2. 1. Avoid them in the first place ● Check feedback the client has received ● Never accept clients with no record ● Set a high bar for yourself
  • 3. 2. Insist on specific guidelines ● Create a questionnaire ● Need to understand before you start ● Get written confirmation before you start
  • 4. 3. Keep your cool ● If you get bad feedback: is it fair? ● In this order: listen, think and reply ● Ok to argue if you are right ● Ok to admit error if you come back stronger
  • 5. 4. Keep first time assignments small ● Reduce your risk ● There could be a disconnect between you ● It might not be a good professional fit
  • 6. 5. Split payments in installments ● 50% upfront ● Use watermarks ● Get more lenient with repeat customers
  • 7. 6. Stand your ground ● If you feel you are being mistreated say so ● Your needs are also important ● Employers can see behind bad feedback
  • 8. 7. Be willing to terminate projects ● “I am not able to satisfy your needs” ● Can earn more by working for someone else ● Great clients reduce your overall effort
  • 9. www.digitalmined.com

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