Blog to support the book "Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs" by Kristen Fischer
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30-something Jersey gal working as a freelance writer. Starbucks addict, beach-lover, kitty mother.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Are Your Clients Hanging by a Thread?
This client seems to dangle because, as one of my steady jobs, my hours have steadily decreased over the past six months. Still, they insist there will be more hours. They also admit they've changed some internal processes and don't need me to put in as many hours.
On many occasions, I have thought about dropping the client. Sometimes to beg for hours is a drag, and I can spend more time submitting an invoice than I do on actual work for them. Still, I've hung on--just like they have to me.
But what do you do when a client hangs on like that? Just the mere mental reminder that the client is on your roster can be stressful. Or you may not want to take on another project because they've promised you work, or you swear that this will be the week they give you that big project you've been waiting for.
You know, after a while you harden up a little (at least, I have). It doesn't make me a freelancer who doesn't care, it just makes me a little more business savvy.
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