What do you do when your client does not realize your worth?
I have written many articles before and do have a passion for it. I had one client several years ago that just did not see my value as a writer. He wanted to use me for little or nothing. First off, I accepted him as a client during a slow period in my career. So since it was slow, I cut him a deal. I gave him a dirt cheap offer. And he kept coming around while I was slow. Which just gave me the money that I needed. However, within time, I started to pick up with my writing.
Now I felt bad for telling him that I wanted more money because he did help me during a rough spell. And his articles that he was having me write were easy to do. It was in the health niche, so I knew quite a bit and if I did not, then I did not mind researching because I am a health geek. So when he placed an order with me and expected it right away, I had to tell him that I was busy with other clients but I would be sure to get to it when I had the time. He was like can you please just put my order up top? I really need it.
Yes, I know that you need it. But so do the other clients that are paying me several times as much to do it. I would not move his work up to the top, as I just did not feel right in doing that. Would you have moved it to the top or would you have done the same as I did?