Freelancing Tips Managing client expectations as a freelancer can be a constant struggle. And like all the other skills in your repertoire, it’s one you need to build over time.
But it also goes without saying that some clients are harder to handle than others. In this article, we’ll talk you through some common client problems and how you should manage them. Problem #1: Scope Creep
You know the type. What started out as a simple logo color change seems to have mutated into a full-blown rebrand, complete with custom website design. The client expectations have magically changed. And yet, you’ve got the sneaking suspicion that they’re still expecting to pay the price you originally gave them. This is what those in the know call ‘scope creep’. Basically, it’s any project where the scope of the work has increased, but a new price hasn’t been negotiated. The solution
In this case, a well-constructed contract should be the front line of your defense. Make sure you spell out in a contract the exact scope of the work and what the main deliverables are. If you don’t include enough detail, you’re at risk […]