Sunday, January 25, 2009

Keeping Clients

During these difficult economic times, many companies are not using freelancers anymore and are keeping work in-house. As a new year begins, it's a good idea to contact and reconnect with your clients.

If you didn't send them a holiday card, send them an e-mail to wish them a successful year and to let them know you're there to help in any way.

Sometimes a company tightens its budget and doesn't use many freelancers. Now's the time to let your client know that even though you do editing for them, for example, let them know you are also willing to do proofreading or writing projects. If you have a good working relationship with them, you can be assured that they know you're a professional and are quite capable of performing a multitude of tasks for them.

We all need to be proactive in keeping our current clients. We also need to look for opportunities to find new clients.

How do you keep your clients?

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