Why isn’t my client calling me back?

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Dr. Freelance: I’ve been doing work for a client for more than a year, totaling a couple thousand dollars’ worth of work…and suddenly, not only is he not calling me back with new freelance projects, he doesn’t even return my calls or emails. I’m weirded out and wondering what I should do, if anything—and your opinion on why isn’t my client calling me back? Should I pursue it, or let it go? Any tactics would be appreciated!—It’s Not You, It’s Me

INYIM: This is an interesting one, because the length of time you worked with this person and the amount he spent on your services would indicate that you were doing a good job. But, as we all experience, doing a good job can be trumped by a variety of other issues: [Read more…]

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What’s the cost of a $25 client?

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Dr. Freelance: I’ve got a relatively new client who, not kidding, results in an average per-project billing of somewhere around $25. I like the client and I need the work, but how can I convey that these little tweaky projects are driving me nuts?—Short Stop

S.S.: I think we’ve all been there at one point or another, and I know what you mean when you’re willing to do something for a $25 client because you like him or her, and even twenty-five bucks can add up over time. At the risk of answering a question with several questions, here are five things to consider with a nickel-and-dime client: [Read more…]

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