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Three Tips for Dealing with Overly Demanding Clients

Some clients are easy to get along with, and willing to make things as simple as possible along the way. Others are overly demanding and not much fun to work with. Although dealing with demanding clients can be a pain in the neck, there are a few things you can do to ease the tension.

Here are three tips to keep in mind:

1. Be clear from the get-go. As long as the client knows how you work and what to expect from the start, they can only do so much in terms of making demands. It is important that both parties are clear as to what they expect from the project. Along with this, don’t be forced into agreeing to something that you are not satisfied with.

2. Don’t let them push you around. I have had clients demand that I work on weekends. I have also had those that demand that I show up at their office a certain number of days per week. While there is nothing wrong with negotiating details like this, you have to stand up for yourself and the way that you like to run your business. Remember, the relationship is supposed to be mutually beneficial.

3. It’s not all about the money. Some freelance writers will continually work with overly demanding clients because they are paying a halfway decent wage. While money is important, you don’t want to be pushed around, day after day, just to make a few extra dollars.

The next time you are faced with an overly demanding client consider implementing one or more of the above tips.

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