Why don’t some clients take you seriously?

12 March, 2013

Why don’t some clients take you seriously?

Lack of client respect is a huge problem.

In this post, we’ll examine the reasons why some clients don’t take you seriously. We’ll also discuss what you can do to win a client’s respect.

- Set Clear Boundaries.
When a friend or a family member becomes a client, it’s gonna be difficult to work with.
So, you have to Set Boundaries,let them know where your limits are. When they cross them, let them know in a respectful manner.
Setting boundaries is important, but it’s also crucial that you are consistent. If you’re not, and you let this person break the rules you’ve set out, they’ll learn that the rules don’t matter. That will only make things worse.

- First impression.
people will always initially judge you by their first impression of you. So, make that first impression as polished and professional as possible.This will give you the opportunity to hold them long enough to hear what you have to say. Once you do speak, avoid youthful slang and make strong eye contact.

Work agreement.
First of all, do you have one? A contract lets the client know that you are a professional. Lack of a work agreement shouts that you are not.

Keep your promises.
If you make a commitment, stick to it. Try to “under-promise” and “over-deliver.” In other words, don’t commit to something you cannot complete. Instead, give yourself more time than needed and consistently deliver in advance of the deadline.

Communication.
Are your communications with the client professional? Do you stick mostly to business, or are your contacts mostly personal with a little business thrown in?
While you are communicating with clients, whether it be face-to-face, telephone, or email, always stay professional, avoid things that could cause them to see you differently.

- Your Work.
Double-check everything you do and make sure there are no mistakes.

Your social media interactions.
you may forget that your clients have access to your social media accounts. And, depending on your privacy settings and the social media tool, even people who haven’t connected to you on social media may be able to see your statuses.