Poll: Would you say your current clients are also your ideal clients?
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May 3, 2018

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Teresa Borges
Local time: 20:15
Tag (2007 óta)
angol - portugál
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For the most part yes May 3, 2018

Over the years, I’ve managed to build a strong client base with long-term customers who send regular work and pay my rates on time. I have a single “complaint”: I’d like to use more my other source languages (FR, ES, IT) and projects have been almost exclusively in English…


neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:15
spanyol - angol
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Mostly, yes May 3, 2018

Even the "worst" ones have been a learning experience...


Kay Denney  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:15
Tag (2018 óta)
francia - angol
Who's gonna be frank? May 4, 2018

Who in their right mind would criticise their clients here, given that anyone can come and look?
If I were to say "well one always pays late, another is really demanding even though they pay my lowest rate, I hate that one's attitude, and the last has a rotten TMS that I can't get my head round... and somebody working for an agency that sends me work happened to read this thread...
No matter, I love my work and nobody's perfect (not even me)!


Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:15
Tag (2014 óta)
angol - portugál
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Not really May 5, 2018

Curiously enough, my best four clients, who represent 70% of my income, are not ideal clients because they all pay a bit lower rate than my standard rate or the rate I expected to charge. But since they represent 70% of my income, I have to go along with it. We negotiate rates regularly, but they never reach the ideal point.


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