change = backlash

Change is generally not welcome.

Keep this in mind as you establish patterns of interaction, billing, etc. with your clients.

A beaten path develops ruts. After a while, you may get stuck in a rut – and your client may be very comfortable running you over.

So, when you put a boundary up – or try to establish a change in operation, ie: raising rates, not accepting certain types of work, etc.
You may receive a backlash. You might lose the client, for a while or altogether – that depends on how you conduct yourself.

The best remedy here is to set boundaries early. Don’t do anything for a new client that you would not want to do long term.

Even the best clients can become bad ones if you don’t know what works for you long term.

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