Interacting with clients


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Interacting with clients

As a service-centered freelancer, your work is judged by how well it fits the client's needs, so you have to know what those needs are. First, prepare. Know your client's business before your first meeting, and learn more based on everything they say. You'll probably get a lot of information just from their website. Spending half an hour studying it ahead of time will put you ahead of most other service providers. Second, listen more than you talk. As the saying goes, that's why you have two ears but only one mouth.

Talking too much is a common flaw of insecure freelancers and job seekers, and it's understandable. You want to show how much you know. But as I said before, you have to fit this specific project, and you'll only know how that's true or even if it's true by hearing and understanding what the project is all about. Third, once you get the message, mirror it back to the client. That shows that you're listening, and it gives them a chance to correc...

Interacting with clients
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