Author, Jeremy Tuber, with his first book Being a Starving Artist Sucks has just completed a ground-breaking resource to help freelance designers who are afraid to stand up to inequitable situations and clients. His new book, Verbal Kung Fu for Freelancers - Master the Art of Defense Against Difficult Clients (available on Amazon.com, this web site as an eBook and the iPhone/iTouch) is aimed at helping to build the confidence, and a defensive framework whereby freelancers can boldly protect their rights as creative freelancers.
Why would someone write a book like this?
Felt frustrated or taken advantage of by demanding, unfair clients?
Want to pull your hair out having to deal with the latest "client from hell"?
Tired of feeling like you have to give services away to appease clients?
We've all been there before!
Take a look on any freelancing message board and you'll find scores of creative types complaining that they felt taken advantage of by opportunistic clients. I've done it too...
How do you handle demanding or rotten clients now?
- Try to get rid of them as soon as possible
- Just do what they want and avoid the conflict
- Tell the client flat out, "If you don't like it, go elsewhere!"
Are any of these approaches really working for you, or are they just causing you to lose more money and get more frustrated?
The truth is 95% of freelancers out there just get frustrated, confused or pissed off when clients take advantage of them, perhaps you're one of them...heck, I used to be one of them. I even had a client that was such a jackass I got so stressed out that I ended up in the hospital with a stomach infection.
In some cases, I've known freelancers that just got out of the game and closed their business because they got so sick and tired of not being able to handle clients effectively.
Are You the Only Freelancer Out There with This Issue? Not a chance, ALL freelancers dread having to face difficult clients
From talking with hundreds of freelancers over the years (even experienced veterans), I've found that most of them struggle with having the confidence or the right words to handle difficult situations, for example, how would you react if your client said:
* Why can't you drop your price?
* I am not sure why you haven't received it, I put the check is in the mail.
* I know I said next week, but I now I need the project by tomorrow.
* We have some changes we need you to make to our project.
Were you able to provide quick, confident responses?
What if the pressure is really on when your client says this to you face-to-face and you need to give a quick response - ouch, that can be brutal!
Here's the bottom line, you can:
- Pray you don't run into the "client from hell"
- Try to "wing it" and come up with your own quick responses
- Keep getting frustrated that you're being taken advantage of
- Learn about Verbal Kung Fu for Freelancers and why freelancers worldwide are snapping it up
It's time to do something about bad clients today - build your confidence and a defensive system whereby you can boldly protect your rights and handle anything clients throw at you.
So What's This Book Going to Do for You,
Why Consider Buying It?
Verbal Kung Fu for Freelancers - Master the Art of Defense Against Difficult Clients is aimed at helping to build the confidence and a defensive framework whereby freelancers can boldly protect their rights as designers. Rather than providing background theory or a just collection of quick snappy comebacks, Verbal Kung Fu for Freelancers is a system, a philosophy of how to effectively manage difficult situations and clients. The book takes this system and clearly illustrates it through a collection of real life interactions between client and freelancer.
You'll find over 50 of the toughest, most complained about demands that clients make of freelancers (called "Verbal Choke Holds") - then you'll learn exactly how to respond to them and turn the tables on your client so you have the upper hand!
Wonderfully illustrated, easy-to-read, humorous and snappy, user-friendly interface make this book a must-have for aspiring and experienced creative freelancers: graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, interior designers, photographers and videographers.
- Instead of trying to come up with the right words on your own, how great would it be to learn exactly what to say back to your clients?
- What if you could develop the confidence and the defensive framework to handle just about anything the worst client could throw at you?
What Did a Freelancer with Almost 20 Years Experience Think about This Book?
Get Verbal Kung Fu for Freelancers now - don't let another day go by being unsure or frustrated in handling difficult clients. It's time you gained control of your clients and your business.
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