5 Red Flags That a Potential Client Doesn’t Know How to Work With Freelancers

An inexperienced client can be a disaster.

Anna Burgess Yang
The Startup
Published in
6 min readMar 2, 2024

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Pop art illustration of four red flags waving in the wind against a blue sky.
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There’s a lot of advice out there for inexperienced freelancers. How much to charge, how to deal with difficult clients, how to manage your work. But the advice often overlooks that a client can also be inexperienced, meaning they’ve never worked with a

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Anna Burgess Yang
The Startup

Freelance Writer. Practical Tips for Solopreneurs. Career pivots are fun. 🎉 https://annabyang.start.page/