Have you been reading this very interesting discussion on Linkedin? The one entitled: What would make you fire a client? It’s been pretty fascinating to see the responses. Everyone hates being micromanaged or disrespected. Not a surprise, though I’m still curious how you know you’re being disrespected, like what does that actually look like?
I think it’s so useful to have a running list of what I call ‘red flag’ clients. You know, the ones that make you sad, stressed or so angry you’re fantasizing about murder. Feeling like that is bad for your health and bad for your business, since there’s no way you could be doing your best work under those conditions.
One way to avoid Red Flag clients is to spot them before they get into your practice. This list will help you develop your sixth sense about who makes a best client for you. Your best client is the client who inspires, delights and satisfies and is within your target market.
Here’s the beginning six Red Flag clients. Please add yours to the list in the comments so we can all learn!
PS Super excited to be chatting with Tess Strand, she’s the founder and curator of Virtual Assistant Forums, an online community for virtual assistant business owners. Stay tuned for her Okay, What Now segment!