Everyone has a different way of dealing with new people. Some may be ‘Hitler’ type while some may show serious traits of politics. If you’re a professional blogger, it’s better to adapt as per the client’s taste than praying for mutation changes.
While you blog for a client, there may be times when you felt that the payment is not standing parallel to the workload, and you’ve given serious thoughts of opting out of a deal mid way through. These things are part and parcel of work and happens to everyone so you must not feel low about any broken deals or incurred loss. However there are some things to consider that ensures your blogging deal with a client extends till the last post.
Clear talks before starting up
The most basic and vital element when you write blog for a client. Make everything clear at first meeting – the exact niche of blogs, cost per word, desired writing style, blogs per day etc. This should be noted down and explained clearly if you’re working on a big project. Small projects usually don’t have any paperwork.
No hidden work, no hidden cost
Be clear of the hidden work(s) that may accompany the original deal like directory submissions, posting updates to social media sites etc. Similarly, there shouldn’t be any hidden cost from your side. Such things usually pops out at the later stages of work when a client knowingly or unknowingly tries to get unfair advantage and moulds the deal to his/her benefit.
Be professional in your approach. It’s recommended to have some initial payments once the deal is on. There are cases where the deal breaks midway through to leave a blogger in revere. If a client is not ready to give any advance payment, make the deal official with complete paperwork.
Be honest and write blogs to the best of your knowledge and ability. Remember, difference between ordinary and extra-ordinary is just that extra. So you must show your best work to each and every client you deal with.
Refund policy should be clearly discussed before kick starting the work. There may be times when the blogging deal goes bad and breaks, in such a case there should be terms to ensure that nobody incurs significant loss.