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Don’t Ignore the Advice of Clients

As a freelance writer I take as much advice as possible. No matter if it is coming from another writer or a client, I love feedback. This is a great way of seeing what you are doing right, what you are doing wrong, etc. Unfortunately, some freelance writers do not feel the same way. Instead, when a client gives feedback they get all bent out of shape and upset.

Why would you possibly want to ignore the advice and feedback of your clients? After all, they know a thing or two about your work because of your current relationship. This is not to say that you have to listen to every word of advice that you receive. But at the very least you want to take it into consideration, see if you can use it, and then move on. You never know when you will receive a morsel of information that can make you a better writer.

Believe it or not, I ask some of my freelance writing clients for advice and feedback from time to time. Instead of waiting for them to come to me, I take the initiative and ask them what I could do better, what they like, if any changes are needed and other similar questions. Not only does this help me as a freelance writer, but it also shows the client that I truly care about them and our working relationship.

You should never ignore sound advice. Sure, there are going to be times when you receive feedback that you simply don’t agree with. But even then, you can take something away from it. If a client is willing to take the time to lend advice, you should open your ears and see what you can learn.

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