Hang around a bunch of freelancers long enough, and the topic will come up. Someone will mention they had to fire a copywriting client recently. After explaining the situation, the questions and war stories come out.
Some writers have clients they want to fire, but don’t know how. Soon, the advice and comments will start flying around the room. At times, the atmosphere is charged with emotion, and not always the good kind.
Last week, I took an informal survey of several Facebook groups. The answers were varied and some writers were downright vehement. The advice ranged from the ridiculous to the sublime… and every point in between.
But, some freelancers held a steady, even calming voice in the midst of the fray. In fact, some of the opinions were downright refreshing.
I was curious because of a situation I was recently involved in…
I had signed with a client that looked promising. But, one week into the agreement, I wondered if I’d made a mistake.
I talked it over with a couple of friends. And all of a sudden, clarity arrived. The conclusion? You can’t really fire copywriting clients, at least in my opinion. All along, I’d been one of the fist shakers. And now… my viewpoint changed.
The reason may surprise you.