Human nature is human nature. If a business owner can get away with paying less for your services, he or she will. If someone who has hired you to do work for them can get more out of you than was initially agreed, they will. If you show weakness in your business dealings, you will get exploited.
It’s a sad fact that if someone who is buying your business or creative services sees a gap, a chink in your armour, they will take advantage. The natural inclination, it seems, is to get something for nothing. A retainer or service agreement might sound good on paper but when you put it into practice clients may find all sorts of ways to get more out of you than was initially agreed. If you allow a client had to walk over you, then you perpetuate their behaviour. Continue reading “When should you terminate your services with a client?”