Sunday, August 24, 2008

Freelance writers: Don't you love it when you learn your lesson?

Ahhh - the great feeling of having learned from my mistakes!

You might remember me mentioning the project from the pit - the one that went from a tidy little sum into something else entirely because I never took into account the client's desire to meet... in person... multiple times.

All tuition in the school of freelancing, right?

And one reason I shy away from working with local clients most of the time.

But I've just landed another nice local gig, and had to draw up the project proposal today. In it, I included a nice little clause about how most of our business could be taken care of over the phone and via email, but that if they required an on-site consultation, they'd be charged my hourly fee for that time.

We'll see how it flies!

How about you? What have you learned the hard way, and then done better the next time?

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