Sometimes, clients take the term “freelancer” a little too… freely.
Like: “This is a huge project, but we pay in exposure!”
Or: “We’re looking for funding, so we can’t afford to pay you right now…”
Or even: “This is a great volunteer opportunity for a young freelancer like you to learn some skills!”
Hello? The free in freelancer isn’t for you, it’s for me!
And then there are the clients with the wild revisions, the impossible turnarounds, the vague deliverables, the terrible schedules…
What’s the craziest thing a client has ever said to you? Tell your story in the comments!