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Controlling the Changes

Deciding to leave work early after completing the project you have been breaking your back on for the past month? Not so fast! You still need to receive a mail from the client’s end with all the modifications they want you to make. A project is never completed without the regular drill of accommodating all the changes a client wants in the project.

Before dwelling into this topic, you first need to understand the difference between things you get wrong in a project and the client asks to fix versus changes the client asks to make. The first being your duty to take care of and solve, and the second being an extra service you provide to the client to maintain a good relationship. When dealing with clients it is very important for you as freelancers to know which is an issue and which is a change. As there are many cases where clients can convince you otherwise. This they do primarily because of lack of clarity on their end and sometimes to also make profits at your expense.

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Blog Series Episode 5: Freelancer's Life in a Tweet! -- Change Control

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He said, She Said ...

Just cut a call with a client, and are a bit troubled because they didn’t tell you something crucial about the project? ‘This is a standard for our brand!’ ‘We thought you knew’ the client says. But you weren’t aware of this.  ‘You didn’t ask us, so we didn’t tell you’ they say.

The root cause of all misunderstanding in freelancing- Assumptions!

When working with clients, assumptions are one of the biggest reasons for conflict which results in a lot of problems with the deliverable. As freelancers, once we take on a project there are a lot of areas where assumptions are made by either party.

From the Client/ Business side various assumptions are made which determine the hiring demands and working style of a freelancer. If the client assumes the financial returns to be voluminous, they may commit to a larger payment to the freelancer. Sometimes clients assume that their product/ service would have a large customer base and make agreements with the freelancers on this basis. Assumption…

Blog Series Episode 4: Freelancer's Life in a Tweet! -- Assumptions

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Cognizance in Freelancing

Freelancing! not as easy as it sounds. Especially for someone new. Why you ask? Well there are a lot of things you need to keep in mind while striking deals and working. But don’t you worry! We are here to make the process as simple and easy for you. Answering all your questions and also telling you what to watch out for when you freelance.  A step by step guide just around the corner!

Testing the Freelance Waters

‘I’m a freelancer!’ say many people nowadays. But what exactly does it take to be a freelancer? Are you curious to see if you would make a good freelancer? Or whether you can hold your present job while working as a freelancer? Well we are here to answer your queries.
Freelancing is catching momentum and becoming a sorted working style by many individuals. A lot of them are curious and want to freelance but don’t want to take the risk of quitting their regular jobs and make the drastic shift of becoming a freelancer as this would affect their lifestyle. But what if we were to tell you that there is no need for you to give up your regular job to freelance? Would that catch your attention? Well, there are many people who do so. As long as the services you provide as a freelancer do not interfere/ conflict with your everyday job, or you haven’t signed a contract which denies you from working/ providing your services elsewhere. You can freelance while holding your everyday job. However, …

Blog Series Episode 3: Freelancer's Life in a Tweet! -- On the side

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