HugeCo (not their real name), a once-major freelance client of mine hadn't sent me an assignment in over a year. They recently asked for a quote on a job, which I submitted. In response to my quote they're asking me to describe everything I need to do to complete the job to justifies the price I quoted.
I need a script to refuse that request, while being positive and moving the negotiation forward on a more productive tack. [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule
on Jan 27, 2014 -
I run a freelance design business and I've been working with a small, 3-person finance company on their logo. I delivered the last contracted round of revisions yesterday and the client has more changes, but rather than paying for a few more hours, they are requesting to make changes on their end, even though they are not designers or even in a creative field. How to manage this stickiness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 9, 2013 -
I started a design project with a new client and the whole process has turned out to be very difficult due to communication problems. What can I do to resolve this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 17, 2012 -
I'm a freelance writer who needs to tactfully end a business relationship with a web design firm. Help me walk away relatively unscathed. [more inside]
posted by shiggins
on Jul 30, 2011 -
I'm trying to recover a debt owed to me (currently $1300+) by a client for whom I worked as an independent tech contractor in 2002-03. He's very slowly paid off a lot of the original debt ($5000), but he stopped making the payments almost two months ago with no explanation, and has been completely non-responsive to all my contact attempts ever since. It's a matter of very high personal importance that I recover the full debt in this case (because this is a very slimy guy, and because his company could not have started up or earned money without my work). I also need the money, so this is not something I can walk away from in that sense either.
posted by allterrainbrain
on Jul 5, 2006 -