ARTICLE SUMMARY: They are out there and they found you. You know who I’m talking about, the clients from hell.
You know the one. He’s the one who refuses to pay you either in full or in part, or one that has a million and one changes to make to your designs, The client that is never completely satisfied with what you do and never will be.
“The Types of Freelance Design Clients You Should Avoid” by Addison Duvall helps you identify the types of clients that will make you wish you chose another profession and helps you deal with them. The type of clients to watch out for are
- The Micromanager
- The See No Evil
- The Warning Signs
Long before a problem ever arises, you can use these straightforward steps to ensure that you don’t get caught up in a nasty whirlwind of broken contracts and legal fees. Always keep in mind that when you meet with a first-time client, you are evaluating them as much as they’re evaluating you.
It’s a tough enough business without clients making your life miserable. Addison Duvall reminds us that the right clients will always respect your time and expertise; they will respond to your questions or concerns in a timely manner, and they will be realistic and professional in their expectations.
This article is not only good for freelancers but will also help the small businessman with few employees that is trying to expand and needs to be a little more discerning when it comes to clients.