As a professional, following through on promises in a timely manner is extremely important, as this demonstrates reliability.
But even the most reliable professionals can find themselves once in a while in the uncomfortable situation of being unable to deliver on time.
It’s not the end of the world!
This article gives some helpful tips to handle such problems successfully.

Freelancing death

A quick way to kill your freelancing business is to be a flake.

Don’t return phone calls.

Don’t pay attention to your clients’ needs.

And certainly, whatever you do, don’t hit or beat deadlines.

What if it’s too late?

But what if it’s too late? What if you’ve already promised a client you would deliver by a certain date? Maybe you’ve even signed a contract.

Then what?

1. Call your client and explain. Take a minute to get in touch with your client and let them know that you’ve overbooked yourself. Explain to them that you want to  do the best work you possibly can for them and, in order to do that, you would like to renegotiate deadlines and timing for the project. They’ll appreciate the honesty.

 

 

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