Asks loads of questions that are clearly in the documentation! I spent all that time writing it for a reason
... uses your plugin in the wrong way and then complains it isn’t working.
... doesn’t know about Ctrl+F and the documentation.
Doesn’t receive a response to their midnight email so finds your personal facebook/twitter/etc profile and starts spamming those with increasingly agitated messages until you respond.
Time difference, anyone?
(oh, and BOUNDARIES!)
sometimes we are the ones to blame. It is our job to recognize a bad client that will give us nothing but headache. you’d better turn down some projects and focus on the ones that will either give you good money, a valuable partnership or an interesting final project to add to your portfolio and consequently bring similar/ better clients. I haven’t had much experience with clients but this is what I noticed after working on some small companies
- Microlancer Beta Tester
- Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
- Most Wanted Bounty Winner
- Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
- Has been a member for 2-3 years
- Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
- Bought between 10 and 49 items
- Exclusive Author
they always seem to want the same “clean, minimalistic and modern” website and ask you to use your creativity, just so they can tell you later “yeah this is not what I had in mind”
... has a friend on some mystery computer/device using some mystery browser that told them something in the site isn’t working.
... saw a website they like and wants something like it. Then after you create something similar, you find out they didn’t want something similar—they wanted an exact copy!