When and How to Let a Difficult Client Go Guilt free #3 The Client Repeatedly Tries to Haggle
When and How to Let a Difficult Client Go
In this series of blogs, I’ll give tips on how to deal with a difficult client, or “Sack then”
The Client Repeatedly Tries to Haggle
It’s normal for clients to want to negotiate rates when the relationship begins (although I tend to be wary of clients who engage in this tactic). If an established client tries to barter for lower rates on subsequent projects and it happens repeatedly, this sets off alarm bells.
Clients that do this are often strapped for cash and may struggle when payment is due. If you’re really unlucky, they go out of business during the course of the project, which puts you in a very difficult position.
Even if neither of these is the case, dickering erodes the trust between the Client and web designer/developer and isn’t healthy for a long term relationship. If this Client isn’t a very profitable one, I would politely let them go.