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Surviving the Scary Side of Freelancing: Tips to Conquer Toxic Clients and More

Oct 12, 2023
(updated: Oct 10, 2023)
Max 5 min read

Now that October has arrived, the spooky season is upon us. 👻So throughout this Scary October, we’ll be highlighting the different ways that work can feel scary, and give you some impactful tips to make it less so.

This week, we’re diving into the ways you can put to rest working with toxic, nightmarish clients. Let’s dig in!

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Unearthing More Referrals for Your Business

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Zoom meetings with a client can be frightening, especially if you don’t know how to prepare for one. Check out this blueprint on how to prepare for meetings, so you can lead with confidence.

Navigating the Challenges of Busy Freelancing

Juggling several clients can lead to a major clash in your routine, forcing you to have to set boundaries to keep things running smoothly. Here’s how to tackle a ghastly schedule.


Dive into these actionable tips to ensure that the only thing scary this month is a good old-fashioned horror movie marathon. 🍿

And if you’re looking for an easier way to manage client relationships, Indy helps you create strong contracts that manage client expectations, communicate more effectively with clients, and get paid faster through simple yet powerful invoicing.

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