Freelance professionals are reliant on their clients to make a living, many become particularly concerned about the client's impression of their work and personality. Assuming opinions are negative can be easy for an untested freelancer.
If you are feeling unsure about the client's attitude toward you, consider the following points that will get you feeling secure once more:
1. The client chose you over many others. In any given industry or job description, there are hundreds if not thousands of professional freelancers who compete for clients. Always remember that a particular client chose you for a reason. Maybe your resume impressed them, they liked the quality of your work from your portfolio or they have heard good things about you from others.
2. The client believes you will succeed. Of course, anyone who hires you to do a particular job expects that you will be able to perform to their satisfaction. Always remember that the client will use your work to represent themselves, their website or business, so they are trusting you to do the work that puts them in the best light.
3. The client is usually very busy. If they were not, they would not have hired you to do part of their work. If you do not get a timely response from your client, it does not mean they do not intend to use you again or that they are upset with your work. Be patient and do not take things personally.
4. The client does not expect you to work like a machine. It is important to remember that clients could be in different time zones so their contacts may be at odd hours. Just because you receive an email at 3:00 AM does not mean they expect you to be up and ready to respond to it. Professional freelancers set regular hours and can expect that clients understand this.
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