I’ve just discovered FreelanceSwitch and boy am I glad I did.
Their post: 12 Breeds of Client and How to Work with Them provides great insight. Rather than just bagging out clients they describe 12 common types of client and give advice on how to work with them. Types include:
- The Low-Tech Client
- The Hands-On Client
- The Appreciative Client
- The I-Know-It -When-I-See-It Client
- The Always-Urgent Client
- The Budget Client
I’ve worked with a lot of clients in my time and can tell you the list is pretty spot on. For some rare insight into client types and how to make sure you work well with them the post is a must read.