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Managing Online Freelancing Projects and Clients

Once you win a project it enters the work phase, and most of your time will be spent doing the actual work that the project requires. However, you still need to devote some of your effort to managing the project. You’ll have to figure out smart ways to communicate with the client, and handle problem situations that may arise. And when you get far enough along in your career that you are working on several projects at once, further complications such as the need to schedule work and prioritize tasks will come into play.

This chapter will provide you with lots of useful advice for managing both projects and clients, with topics encompassing:

  • How best to “close the sale” and negotiate terms and conditions for the project.

  • Tips for scheduling and prioritizing projects to meet promised deadlines and client requirements.

  • Balancing the need to help clients with the need to ensure that your time is respected and managed appropriately.

  • How to handle client queries, and the pros and cons of various methods of client communication.

  • Keeping clients up to date on the progress of their projects, and providing them with samples of intermediate work for their evaluation and feedback.

  • Dealing with change requests.

  • Common issues and problems that arise during projects and how to handle them professionally.

  • How to handle difficult clients.

  • Invoicing for work completed, and getting paid.

  • Requesting and submitting feedback.

  • The best way to wrap up a project to minimize the chance of problems with follow-on work.

My current estimated date for publishing this chapter: Early Spring 2012


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