There are a lot of really good clients out there. They pay on time, have clear goals, and respect your place as an expert in your field.

Unfortunately, there are also a lot of bad clients out there, and the bad clients can be an absolute nightmare to deal with.

But how much is enough? How do you know when it’s time to fire a client?

The folks over at Company Folders have put together an extensive article that can help you determine if it’s time to let a client go, or if you should continue to push through.

They do an amazing job covering just about every situation you might encounter with a bad client. From less common situations like a toxic client, to some we all know too well, a late paying client.

This is one article you definitely need to read.

When payments are consistently late

We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve been strapped for cash and had to make a late payment on a bill, but when it happens to you as a freelance designer, it messes with your ability to keep your business afloat. When your clients don’t pay you on time, you might end up with late payments for your own bills.

Of course, there’s a difference between being late once or twice and making it a consistent problem. You’d probably never turn away a client over a few small isolated incidents. It’s when those incidents happen with greater frequency that it becomes a problem worth addressing.”

Check out the entire article at Company Folders.