Reality Blog: When Clients Don’t Respond

You may have heard the term “ghosting” before.

The dictionary defines it as “the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication.”

The term is used a lot in reference to online dating, but guess what…

Ghosting happens to copywriters, too!

Reality Blog: When Clients Don’t Respond to Calls or Emails

I’ve seen it take many forms: not hearing from a client for weeks when my final bill is due… a client not responding to a proposal after we already spent a lot of time discussing the specifics over the phone.

And perhaps weirdest of all… potential clients who email me to request we schedule a phone call, but then never respond again when I send them suggested dates and times.

So, what do you do when clients don’t call, or email, or respond to any of your communications?

Here’s what I’ve learned…



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3 Responses to “Reality Blog: When Clients Don’t Respond”

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  1. Jinky Tolentino says:

    Thank you for the tips, Tammy! I could relate to that. These kinds of tips helps me make better decisions. Giving people the benefit of the doubt always pays off.

    • Tammy Powell says:

      Thank you Jinky! I’m glad it was helpful – I agree, so far I’ve found that kindness and benefit of the doubt go over best in professional relationships.

  2. Tammy Powell says:

    Here’s an update: Good news! It took a little over two months, but I finally did get the payment, along with a nice thank you note and a compliment on my work 🙂

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