ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

How to Communicate With Difficult Clients

By September 13, 2018Current News

Screenshot of article posted on Freelancers Union BlogCross-posted from Freelancers Union
[by Audrey Lamp]

The freelance business is not always rainbows and butterflies. Yes, the benefits are numerous, but there are some difficulties about being freelancer, too. As a freelancer, you will have to work with more clients than most people in more traditional office jobs, leaving you at the mercy of people with all kinds of personalities and demands.

And if you want to become successful and actually get paid for your talent, you cannot just toss clients and projects aside looking for the perfect client-freelancer fit.

“[How you handle] difficult clients is the determinant of whether or not you will succeed in this business. It is hard on us, but it is the essential. Some clients will be more demanding and pushy than others. It’s the harsh truth, but if you want to get paid, you have to live with it,” says Frank Beard, writer at

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