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How To Respond To Criticism & Negative Feedback From Clients (+ Examples)

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When talking about freelancing, most people immediately think of easy work.

Over-exaggerated YouTube videos and Instagram lifestyle posts make it seem like freelancing is all about counting money while relaxing on a beach.

But, the truth is, things don’t always go according to plan.

Sometimes (or most of the time) clients come screaming at you with criticism or negative feedback.

Whether you’re a veteran freelancer or beginner, it’s always better to be prepared to work with such angry clients.

In this post, I’m sharing a few tips you can use to respond to negative feedback and criticism from clients.

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Freelance Tips

7 Worst Freelance Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

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Are you keep getting rejected by clients? Or are your clients keep asking for discounts? Or for more revisions?

Then see if you’re making these freelancing mistakes.

But, don’t worry. We all make mistakes when starting out. That’s how we learn to improve.

It was Albert Einstein once said that “a person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Of course, we can’t learn new things without taking a risk and sometimes we make mistakes in the process. But, if you make the same mistake twice, it will cost you.

Most freelancers make many mistakes when dealing with clients and often wonder why they aren’t getting enough jobs or why they have to chase after clients just to get their bills paid. Some even give up too easily after facing one failure after another.

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How To Build Trust & Relationships With Clients: 8 Tips For Freelancers

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Building rapport (or a close relationship) with clients is one of the most rewarding things you can do to pave the road toward a successful freelance career.

When you have a close professional relationship with your clients, it’s easier to work on projects, it’s easier to understand their needs, and it’s easier to deliver projects that meet their expectations.

More importantly, it helps you to build trust and get more work from the same client for long periods of time.

I’ve been working with this one client for over 5 years. One time, I actually tried to leave his company to work for a different company but he didn’t let me.

Because we have a close yet professional relationship. And he knows that kind of relationship takes a lot of work and time to develop with another freelancer.

That’s just one example of how incredibly rewarding it can be to have a good relationship with your clients. It’s a surefire way to get repeat clients too.

If you also want to have that kind of relationship with your clients, follow these tips and learn how to build rapport with clients.

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Freelance Tips

5 Negotiation Tips For Winning Over Freelance Clients

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Not every client is going to agree with your point of view.

Especially when you’re negotiating project scope and price, most clients will often disagree with you.

Or suggest their own ideas that contradict your own ideas.

On such occasions, knowing how to respond to clients without being rude or hurting the client’s feelings is very important.

Today, I’m sharing a few negotiation tips and tricks you can use to convince your client to follow your own ideas. Or even help you earn more from the projects.

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How Much Should I Charge? 5 Ways To Calculate Your Freelance Rates

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Figuring out the right price to charge your clients is one of the first challenges you come across as a beginning freelancer.

How you calculate your freelance rates is important because your price has to be just right to win your clients.

If your price is too high, the client may never respond to your proposal. If you charge too low, the client will suspect and think of you as a cheap amateur freelancer.

There’s no need to worry about it though. Whether you’re a beginning freelance writer, designer, developer, or marketer, there are a few tricks you can use to figure out the ideal price for your freelance services. And I’ll show you how.

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5 Types of Clients You’ll Meet As A Freelancer

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In your freelance career, you’ll meet all kinds of clients.

There are clients who are kind, generous, as well as clients who are angry, irritating, and those who disappear when it’s time for payment.

In this post, I wanted to highlight a few different types of clients you’ll meet in your freelance career.

If you’re new to freelancing, it will take some time before you meet all these types of clients. But it’s better to have some idea of them in advance.

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