The tight-ass client. This one makes you feel like you HAVE to discount, time and time again. They’ve been scrolling on Fiverr and use that as their price comparison tool, and try to beat you down 1,000s of dollars.
The MIA client. You get heart palpitations every time you call to chase another MIA proposal suspect. That pit in your stomach is almost your new ‘normal’.
The ‘we went with someone else’ client. You chased this client up, brain sparks were flying, they were enthusiastic, you were ready to go, only to be told 24 hours later, they found someone else. The sting of rejection. It’s like Buffy staked you right in the heart.
The ‘101 excuses’ client. This one has EVERY excuse under the sun not to sign on that dotted line. ‘Sorry, my grandma went into hospital,’ ‘I lost the proposal in the Great Email Crash of 2017, can you resend it?’ ‘Can we move our meeting to discuss this…?’ And so on…
The ‘scope creep’ client. So you’ve agreed to the project, and suddenly, extra things pop up that weren’t included on the original proposal. And this client just keeps pushing and pushing… And it’s so hard to say ‘no’, because, what if you lose the job altogether?