Build something new or stick with existing client work?.
In this episode, Frankie Tortora and Steve Folland have a chat in response to a question from Anonymous, AKA Zoe Honeysuckle.
“Hi Frankie and Steve,
I’ve been running my own business since May 2020 (with a 5 month old in tow!) and I feel fairly well versed with the peaks and troughs of freelance life.
However, over the past few months I’ve noticed a few clients who are on my smaller packages/retainers drop off because of financial reasons. All good, and all totally understandable.
I thought I’d use this new gap in my schedule to put together some new packages and try something a bit different around social media content creation and email marketing (and podcasts!)
BUT, one of my existing clients has now asked for more hours and I am torn. I don’t know whether to go for it — my client is brilliant and I really like working with them — or say no and protect my new-found time to build something new.
I’m nervous that my new packages won’t sell in the way I hope, and I don’t want to turn down (well paying) work.
What would you do? Help!”
Take note dear listener! We might swear a bit. This one’s for the parents. To be enjoyed at your desk or once the kiddos are in bed.