Freelance Writing Course

  • Learn how to earn a full-time freelance writing income
  • Daily emails, one-on-one training and more
  • "Your course has taught me a lot about freelance writing. I particularly enjoy the daily emails. My income is on its way up!" - Sheila Escuro

Hire Me

  • Many years of freelance writing and consulting experience
  • Web content, blog content, sales letters, feature articles and more
  • Competitive rates, Bulk discounts
  • Contact me today

Can you have too many Clients?

The more clients the better, right? Is this the way that you think as a freelance writer? Believe it or not, more clients is not always a good thing. Sure, you want to obtain as much work as you can and build your network when possible, but you must also know that there are times when adding a client is not the best idea.

Can you have too many freelance writing clients? The simple answer to this question is yes. While this may sound silly, is it the truth. If you are stretched to the limits right now, you may not want to consider adding new clients. Of course, if you can find time for them you will definitely want to do so. There is no denying that more clients equal more work. And in most cases, this will probably mean a higher income as well.

You do not want to stretch yourself too thin for one important reason: it will affect the quality of your work, as well as your customer service. If you have too much work on your plate, there is a chance that you will begin to slack off in certain areas such as proofreading, editing, etc. Additionally, you must also realize that you need to service each and every customer. Do you have the time to communicate via email and/or phone with each client, while still leaving enough time to complete your work?

With all of the above information in mind, you need to also consider that turning down clients could backfire. This could lead to a situation in which all of your current clients no longer need help, and you are left bored and confused. This is why you need to be very careful when turning down work. Again, if you can comfortably fit a new client into your schedule, you should do so.

As you can see, freelance writers face a difficult balancing act. On one side you want to complete as much work as possible so that you can maintain a high level of income. But on the other side of things you cannot afford to stretch yourself thin. Have you found your happy medium?

Subscribe to my RSS Feed, or receive updates via email.
1 Comment »Freelance WritingAugust 26th, 2008

Comments are closed.


Seach Here

Featured Sites

Copyright 2010. Freelance Writing at 120 Media, LLC