What to Do When a Freelance Client Doesn’t Hold Up Their End of a Contract

What’s a freelancer to do when they’re not being treated well by a client?

DON’T sit on a lonely dock and cry about it. Photo by Paola Chaaya on Unsplash

So then what do I do when my client tells me to kick rocks?

Joe here is a bad client. Photo by Icons8 Team on Unsplash

But I need clients, don’t I? What will I do if I can’t find a new client?

You can always find new clients. Always. So long as you’re a good freelancer, clients will need you. Don’t worry about finding a replacement client. They’re out there. You may have to go searching for them, but they’re there.

Okay, but what if I’m the bad guy? What if I didn’t hold up my end of the freelance contract?

For SHAME. We judge you. Photo by David Clode on Unsplash



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Holly Riddle

Holly Riddle

Content creator, full-time freelancer. Passionate about non-traditional careers. Published thousands of articles for hundreds of clients.