Friday, April 24, 2009

Writing Tip #134

Okay, so there aren't any other Writing Tips out there right now, but this one is #134 in the line of Writing Tips I have in my head. Basically, it's important, but not as important as, say, proper grammar.

Tip #134 is Be Aware. This essentially means be in business mode or at least acceptable mode when online. You never know where a client is going to come from (or return from). You never know who's reading your tweets and following your blog (ahem) so always give your best and be professional (yet personable) online.

Be timely with your work even if the client you're working with isn't the greatest at the moment. Maybe the pay is low. What if this client raises the pay down the road but you've already written them off and done less than stellar work. You won't be getting hired at their new rate and you're burning a bridge that could land you gigs with other clients.

Think ahead and Be Aware. Always, always, always. In freelancing, you never know where your next paycheck is going to come from.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree, you never know who is looking at your work...your mom, child, next client...maybe! Great post.