FreelanceSwitch’s 12 Breeds of Client and How to Work with Them

I’ve just discovered FreelanceSwitch and boy am I glad I did.

Their post: 12 Breeds of Client and How to Work with Them provides great insight. Rather than just bagging out clients they describe 12 common types of client and give advice on how to work with them. Types include:

  • The Low-Tech Client
  • The Hands-On Client
  • The Appreciative Client
  • The I-Know-It -When-I-See-It Client
  • The Always-Urgent Client
  • The Budget Client

I’ve worked with a lot of clients in my time and can tell you the list is pretty spot on. For some rare insight into client types and how to make sure you work well with them the post is a must read.

5 thoughts on “FreelanceSwitch’s 12 Breeds of Client and How to Work with Them”

  1. Howdy

    This was too funny and rather spot on!
    At least the wonderful world of wacky clients give us stories to tell other people over a few beers :) and changing names to protect the guilty is always a good idea too.

  2. Sophie,
    I’m so glad I came to check to see if you were blogging. This is, perhaps, the best and most consoling blog post I have been referred to all year. My husband and I were dumbstruck by how on target the summaries were.

    We even read through the comments to see what other had written, and one woman described a completely insane client (not on the original list). We had one of those last year and it was so freaky!

    I just loved this post. Thank you so much for linking to it. We’re not alone.

    I hope you are doing, well, dear Sophie. We miss you at Cre8.
    Miriam

  3. Oops…that was obviously supposed to be:

    I hope you are doing well, dear Sophie.

    Not:

    I hope you are doing …well…dear Sophie.

    Hee hee. Weird typo.
    Miriam

  4. Hehe – I figured that was what you meant Miriam. Thanks for your kind words – I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things.

    Glad you liked the post. I think we all come across weird and wonderful clients from time to time. I liked the post cause I know I’ll be able to refer back to it as needed.

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