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Anyone ever dropped a client?
I have a client whose business I don't care about. She doesn't give me very much work (few hours time here and there) and when I decided to raise my rates on her, she tried to bargain with me.
I have the time to do the work so I try to help, but this client isn't very rewarding.
Is that the nature of work or should I just fire her?
Just keep raising the rates until she goes away. Win/Win
Tell her the work is insufficient to be scheduled.
is she hot?
Depend, is it Nike or Timmy's Muffins?
Tell her what you just told us. You have to make a business decision.
If your primary goal is to do rewarding work then fire here now.
If your primary goal is to make money, keep raising your rates until you find the tipping point. If you lose her, it doesn't sound like it'll matter.
Is her work keeping you from other things?
When she tried to bargain, how did it end?
What's the upside of firing her?
If you're thinking about it, then just do it. You don't have these thoughts without reason. You've likely been analyzing it subconsciously for a while anyway.
Go with your gut.
if the work you do for her and its not a huge pain in the ass and it pays for the weekend beers keep her
What do you gain from dropping her?
If she does not pay a suitable amount, lower quality. Shit pay = shit quality, because she will find some arse who does it.
i had to drop my last job as it was a fixed rate job but they were wanting unreasonable amounts of revisions. still havent been paid, kind of feel it wont ever come.
then low and behold, the next job, im having the same thing.
kind of getting the feeling people think im an easy mark.
Seriously just say you arent interested in the work. Whats the eorst that can happen.
When dropping someone for personal satisfaction reasons rather than anything they're necessary at fault for, I think it'd be nice to refer them somewhere to fill the void you leave.
Obviously not a friend as you wouldn't want to give them shit work, but refer them to various sites where they can find other people to do the work.
Bump, what did you do?