Red Flag Warning Signs Freelancers Should Not Ignore

Some warning signs freelancers tend to overlook because they want the project.
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Freelance Road Trip Podcast with Alvalyn Lundgren 90 Red Flag Warnings Freelaners Should Not Ignore

Some warning signs freelancers tend to overlook because they want the project.

It’s no fun being trapped in a bad working relationship with a difficult client. We can put filters in place to screen out prospects who aren’t a good fit for us, but what do we do when things begin well but go sour in the middle of a project? It’s important to recognize the “red flags” and deal with them so that you can maintain a comfortable working relationship with your client. I break out 10 red flags that can pop up before and during a project. Why should you be aware of warning signs? Because these types of problems can impact you creatively and affect your ability to stay in business.

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