In today’s episode, we get real. We get real about what it’s like to lose an anchor client. The emotion, the pain, you name it. Janine gives you 6 Things you should do immediately after losing the biggest client.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Unenroll.me – a quick way to get off those unwanted email lists
- Survey discussing 2018 Freelancing rates
- Post related to rates on Janine’s blog
6 Things you should do immediately after losing the biggest client
Well, it happened. You lost the biggest client. An Anchor Client. A client that you relied on for a steady income. A client you could easily rely on each month. Relying solely on anchor client’s routine work on your way may leave you in an uncertain financial position if and when it dissolves.
This podcast episode focuses on what to do when you lose the biggest client. Maybe you have received the email like this: “We are moving to the other direction” and the client no longer needs your services. The hope is that you have given this client enough to keep you in mind for more projects.
In addition, some businesses may evaluate their budget and financial conditions during the financial year, which may result in a reduction in the funds allocated to your plan. Despite the terrifying idea, losing the biggest client is something that increasingly freelancers have to deal with.
Losing a job at your job can not only be a huge shock to your ego but can also be the hardest thing to deal with, at least emotionally. Losing the biggest client over your work doesn’t mean you’re a terrible writer. Other times, clients may reevaluate their results and change direction, requiring a different type of writer. If the issue is with the quality of your work, be sure to take any feedback into serious consideration.
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