Monday, September 29, 2008
The Client is Always Right
Check out this hilarious, and unfortunately accurate, How to Treat Your Freelancer advice by Åsk over at AdLand. It's written from the point of designers but can easily be applied to any of us in creative professions. A few of my favorites:
- Never read the small print in the Freelancers price quotes or bills, it's just there to look pretty.
- When your freelancer calls and ask why payment is late, simply say, "The client hasn't paid us yet, so we can't pay you." It is business-logic at it's best and you are sure to accept that reasoning from your own clients, right?
- Have no clear idea what you want. "I'll know it when I see it" works wonders.
- Expect your freelancer to be available whenever, like 9pm on a Sunday.