You’ve probably heard that the customer is always right. It sounds great, but if you’re a business owner, you may be tempted to cut ties with difficult clients and customers for the sake of your company. Regardless of the industry, you’ll have customers who think they know more than you do. What should you do if you have a challenging client? Of course, you may have to drop clients in extreme circumstances, but regularly severing ties with your customers will cost you money and your reputation.
If a client comes in and insists on an unrealistic deadline, you have to hold your ground and stay firm. Agree on a compromise, and don’t let them walk over you. Today’s infographic gives even more advice about how to handle clients with difficult personalities.
For example, a client who says they don’t know what they want may sound good in theory — we all love creative freedom. But it’s important to get the client’s approval as you complete the project to make sure they’re on board with your vision.
Communication is always key, and having straightforward conversations with your clients helps you needless avoid arguments and unpleasant conversations. Keep this guide on hand, and you can refer to it before you seal the deal with difficult clients.5k