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How to Rate a Freelance Writing Client

How do you feel about your freelance writing clients? Just as they have an opinion of you, you probably have some thoughts of your own. How you “rate” clients is ultimately your decision, but the following details should definitely be considered:

1. Rate. How much money are you getting paid? Even though this is not the only thing to consider, most freelance writers love clients that pay at or above the industry average. Just like all of us, you surely have a few clients that pay better than the rest.

2. Quantity. How much work does the client send your way? You definitely need to consider this when rating a freelance writing client. If you are earning a good rate but never receive new projects, in the long run you are not making any money.

3. How do they treat you as a person? The highest paying client in the world can get annoying if they do not know how to treat people. Do you get along with some clients and not others? You definitely need to think about this when you are rating the people that you do business with.

4. Future. What does the future hold for your writer – client relationship? Do you believe that they will keep you around for the long haul? Or are you just going to do one or two projects and then be kicked to the curb? It is important to value relationships that are going to last a long time.

When rating a freelance writing client consider the four details above. They will help you formulate a clear picture of how things have progressed to this point and where they are headed in the future.

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