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When Projects Go Bad 8: Don’t Forget

You’ve had a bad experience with a client. Hopefully you’ve been able to grit your teeth and get through it. naturally things will go quiet for a while until suddenly, out of the blue the client comes back. Don’t Forget Perhaps this lesson could be summed up ...
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When Projects Go Bad 6: Walking Away

Sometimes you simply can’t save a project. So when and how should you consider walking away? What factors should you consider? Sunk Assets One of the major psychological factors in trying to stick out a project or a client that just isn’t working is our sunk assets. ...

When Projects Go Bad 4: Communication

Your client isn’t quite, happy, you’re struggling to meet their needs, maybe your behind schedule, maybe you’re having a bad day. It’s often tough to know how to respond to a client. Do Respond When pressure is building up, your client is angry, it can be very ...
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When Projects Go Bad 3: Proactive Steps

We’ve been talking about projects going bad and how to go about rescuing them. So far we’ve covered negative and angry feedback and how to deal with it. The main question that should always be answered when you receive negative feedback is: what exactly does ...
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When Projects Go Bad 2: Angry Feedback

In the last lesson I talked about how to handle negative feedback. This is often the earliest and easiest way to combat a project going bad. Sometimes this feedback can be nothing to worry about at all, but on other occasions feedback can stop being ...
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When Projects Go Bad 1: Feedback

So far we’ve had lessons on how to pitch, how to convert that pitch into a job and how to ensure you have good client relations during that job. We’ve covered some of the negative attributes that clients might be guilty of and how best ...
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Good Client Relations 8: Emergencies

For the upcoming weeks I will be covering various bad habits of clients and how best to deal with them. Although 90% of clients are fine, when you do come across those bad clients it can often feel very isolated as a freelancer, but thankfully ...