Five Reasons to Fire a Client
FIVE REASONS TO FIRE A CLIENT
Your clients are not your enemy. Your clients are the reason you have a business. Just because a client is “difficult” does not mean you should fire them. In most cases you just need to manage them better.
But sometimes, yes, there are bad clients. A bad client will deplete your emotional energy and often make you wonder why you do this business in the first place. These are the types you should fire. How do you know the difference between a “difficult” client and a “bad” client?
- Breaking Contracts If a client is unwilling to fulfill the original agreement and unwilling to renegotiate a new agreement, it is time to fire the client.
- UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR If a client encourages you to break laws, lie, cheat, steal, sabotage, or engage in any other unethical behavior, it is time to fire the client.
- ABUSE & BULLYING If a client is abusive, manipulative, or engages in any other bullying type of behavior, it is time to fire the client.
- UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO PAY If a client is unable or unwilling to pay and they still expect you to continue to work with empty promises of future payment, it is time to fire the client.
- UNWILLING TO COLLABORATE Despite your best efforts, your client is unwilling to provide feedback, assets, or otherwise collaborate toward a successful project, it is time to fire the client.
And if you do these types of things, your client should fire you!