This post was originally for my column, “Freelance by Lauren,” on the now defunct DIY Writing: A Writer’s Bucket List.
As freelancers, and presumably people who have had at least one nagging (caring) parent, we’ve all heard the warning about putting all our eggs in one basket. It’s too risky! Especially when it comes to clients.
But having multiple clients has its own set of risks!
Think about the last time you had a good friend over to visit. You both had a great time, right? Good conversations, plenty of food to go around…? Now think about the last time you had, oh, three friends visit. It was a little harder to keep everyone entertained, right? Perhaps one, or more, of your buddies was left out of the conversation?
That same imbalance of focus can occur when trying to “entertain” your freelance writing clients. That’s why “master juggler” is one of the many hats you’ll need to don to truly be successful.
But don’t worry: It’s easier than it sounds. Continue reading “How to Juggle Multiple Clients Without Dropping Them”
Lauren Spear (née Tharp) is the owner and creator of the multiple award-winning LittleZotz Writing. She’s written hundreds of bylined posts helping freelance writers to become BETTER freelance writers. Thousands if you count all the articles she’s ghostwritten (but she’s not allowed to talk about most of those).