With many businesses, you have a choice as to whether or not you work with a client. Yes, if you decide to not work with a particular client, you will miss out on their money, but you do still have a choice.
If you started working with a client, and began to realise that your idea, and your clients idea, of the outcome are mis-aligned, what would you do?
Would you bend to their will, even though you would be producing work you are not proud of, work that you wouldn’t want to put in your portfolio, or on your resume?
Or, after attempting to convince them of why your way is the most effective, and not succeeding, would you attempt to amicably part ways, effectively firing your client?
I know I used to do work that I wasn’t particularly proud of, just to make the client happy. But no more. I only want to do work that I’d be proud to display in my portfolio or resume.
Our work is defined by what we won’t do, by the lines we won’t cross, by the compromises we won’t make.
Would you consider firing a client?