Without clients, our respective businesses simply wouldn’t exist. However, the relationship with some clients can be so bad, you are much better off parting ways.
When one crosses the line, should you try to salvage the relationship, or do you deliver a satisfying Trump-like “You’re Fired!”?
If only it were that easy. Burning bridges isn’t wise.
Here’s my list of Top 5 must dump clients, and how to do it.
1. The Cheapskate: Have you noticed that the client who pays the least expects the most? If they nickel and dime you right out of the gate – run, do not walk. This client will change scope, change their mind, and change strategies to the point where your average hourly rate pales to that of a baby sitter.
How to break up: Easy: Raise your rates. He doesn’t value your work, and sees you as a drag to the bottom line. You can’t win.
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