It's clear that Covid-19 pandemic has affected the economy negatively worldwide. But does this mean you should compromise with your regular rates and serve clients based on 'their' budget and not 'your' budget? Does this mean you should offer your freelance services for free? Many prospective clients new to the 'Freelance economy' will use this season of pandemic to get the most from unsuspecting freelancers for less or even free.
We all want to live a good life, that is why we always strife to make ends meet. With this said, we should always be ready for misfortunes because 'shit happens' and if you are not prepared, you will be truly frustrated. The recent worldwide spread of Covid-19 Corona virus hit everyone with shock. No
It doesn't matter if you have been freelancing for a long time or short time, contract disputes are unpredictable and can come knocking at your door anytime. That is why you should be vigilant from the time a client contacts you. This is only where you can see a problem from a distance.
If you were in the middle of something and you receive a message from a new prospective client; and upon checking, you realize that the client is a fortune 500 company; what will you do? Well, in this, reactions will vary depending on your experience in the freelancing business. A common reaction will be excitement.
It will matter a lot where or the platform you use to share your feelings/advice. Before you start sharing, here are questions you should ask yourself; Is what I am sharing truly helpful to the person reading it? Is social media a good platform to share the information? What do I expect to gain from it? is it fame, appreciation e.t.c
When it comes to user rights, not every freelancer know much about them leave alone charging clients for the same. It's ok to use 'creative user rights' as a marketing tool when you are a newbie in the Freelance marketplace. I mean, you can get people buying from you if you are giving them 'rights' to use your work as a discount.
We are all wired to look for the best in everything- so long we can afford to pay for it. We feel bad when fail to find the best or when we are tricked to believe its best when it isn't.