You might think getting ripped off by a client is something that only happens to newbie freelance bloggers.
You’d be wrong.
I hear from a lot of experienced bloggers who are still having bad experiences with clients, time after time. Why does this keep happening?
Often, it keeps happening because you keep trusting in people you have absolutely no reason to trust. Sometimes you just don’t spot the warning signs. Sometimes you spot them, but you keep going anyway because you don’t really know what else to do.
I’ve been played by bad clients a couple of times. I know how it feels when you’re halfway through a project and you get that sudden feeling of impending doom. Your gut tells you to run for the hills, but you’re too busy worrying about your money and your reputation to act on that instinct.
And so, you get fooled again.
Learn these lessons now, and you won’t have to suffer the same thing later: [Read more…]