Zoe A wrote:
- What constitutes a long term client? (eg. months of continuous work? Hours billed to the client? Number of jobs? etc.)
- If you have several contracts with one client - will they still become a long-term client?
- I have a client who I have been working with for 3-4 months, over that time we have had 4 contracts (1 x fixed rate, 3 x hourly rate) is it okay to continue working this way or should I have just one hourly contract with the client?
- Is there any benefit to me as a freelancer having a longer hourly project or more successful contracts... ...maybe more contracts will help the JSS...even though the feedback is from the same client?
1. 3+ months of regular payments, over one or several contracts.
2. Yes, they do, but it's a really risky strategy. You give that client more or less totall control over your JSS. If it goes sour in one contract, they all end up with poor feedback
3. - Good luck with that
4. Longer contracts / client relationships with one client can help. But also super risky.
The problem with #3 that you may have already thought of and I think Petra is alluding to is that is three times the hit if a client relationship goes bad. You want to try your best to keep one open project with a client at a time.
Nobody wants a relationship to go bad but it is best to consider it a possibility.
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