So at 4 p.m. today I get a call from a client needing some time-consuming work done and they need it by Monday afternoon. The downside of doing freelance work. You never know when you are going to have a project present itself and you have to be willing to get the job done when the client needs the work done. That is how you make the clients happy and it keeps them coming back for more work. While I love the opportunity for more work, because that means more money it does get old at times. So what do you do? NOTHING!
If you want to have a business such as mine you have to be ready and willing to work on whatever project a client presents to you, when the client presents it. When I client asks me “when can you have that completed?”, I always respond with a question of my own…”when do you need it completed?” It almost always gets a laugh but I am serious. If you go out of your way to hire a contract worker that contract worker should work under your conditions. As long as you understand the client understands the cost of your work and you have priced your work so that you are comfortable you as a contract workers should do your best to meet the clients needs.
So that means that this weekend I will spend in front of my computer the same way I have all week…Getting things done.
PS: I would like to apologize to my wife, I will be working this weekend in case I forgot to mention it.