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Types of client that will drag you and your freelance business
September 06, 2016
Weekly Newsletter for Freelancers
Not all clients are created equal. Some will help you achieve your goals, while others take a stranglehold on your company and can drag you under. If you’ve been freelancing for long, then there’s no doubt you’ve read some of the horror stories about bad clients. You may have even run into a few bad clients in your own business.
One of the lessons learned through experience: profitability often has a lot more to do with avoiding the wrong clients than it does finding a never-ending stream of new clients. Fortunately, the wrong clients typically come in several well-defined and easily identifiable shapes and sizes.
Here are 4 types of freelance clients you should avoid at all costs.
“Lack of motivation and lack of enthusiasm are two of the main reasons for failure and of living a mediocre life.”
Self motivation is having a desire to complete a task or activity without the prodding from others. This is an essential component to a successful life. Without self motivation, the smallest setbacks in life could prove too difficult to overcome. Self motivation allows us to be more upbeat during our everyday tasks as well as during the more challenging ones. Here are 10 reasons why self-motivation is the only path to success.
Productivity Tip Of The Week
When you're running a solo business, the more you can get done in any given day, the more you can earn. The best part about being a freelancer is having the freedom to set your own schedule and make your own rules. Getting the most out of your workday can be tough. To help you, here are 80 productivity tips from incredibly busy experts.
Work-Life Balance Tip Of The Week
All too often freelancers get into the habit of working non-stop. While this may thrill some of your clients, it can leave your family resentful, your body exhausted, and your mind dull. The best way to keep your real world relationships thriving and your work at its best is to take a break every once in a while, preferably daily. Read this article to learn about the importance of break time.
Financial Tip Of The Week
Many freelancers believe that asking for a deposit from their clients will “kill” their business. Whether out of fear, lack of self-esteem, or simple ignorance, not getting that deposit up front can really end up biting you in the keester. There are many solid reasons why you should ask for a deposit, but here are the most important you should consider.
Freelancers And Cyber Security
We have gained approval from Robert Siciliano to bring you extracts from his books related to cyber security for freelancers. Robert Siciliano is an identity theft expert and consultant. He also gives self defense and personal safety seminars. Robert provides safety and identity theft fraud prevention tips and advice on multimedia channels in the United States. We have his approval to bring you weekly extracts from his books:
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