Any business in the world consists of two parts- the person running it and whom you will serve. Client management is the most crucial aspect of any business. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle, where companies or independent freelancers do not spend time learning about their dream clients. We cannot deny that it can be very time-consuming, but once completed, it can generate a stream of revenues by creating and retaining clients.
Many stories rumor about the times when clients prove to be a nightmare by refusing or delaying the amount. Crafty and aggressive clients offer you money equal to a fraction of your work. Things would be different if we could find the right clients, pursue them and fill our workplace with accurate and prosperous projects.
Characteristics of a Dream Client
A good client can have different characteristics, which usually vary from person to person. In a dream world, the perfect client is the one who fairly pays the price. When you provide them a diligent and sophisticated work, they accept the estimated price without any verbal fight.
“Positive and practical criticism from clients is always helpful.”
It helps to clear the ambiguity during the exchange of thoughts between the clients and you. If the client is clear about what he wants and has an insightful analysis, it can reduce the burden on the individual or company.
Sometimes, clients provide your tasks with tight schedules and deadlines. To complete a task successfully, one needs all the information and guidelines that can help aggregate the work, which needs plenty of time. The dream client can realize your situation, and with careful planning, he gives you ample time and space. A dream client does not delay your payment (except for genuine problems). It could be disappointing when he gives you lame excuses while paying your outstanding dues.
How to land a Dream Client
Some may confront that dream clients don’t exist, or they are just fantasies or grandma stories which have no existence in the real world. Here are a few tips to find and appeal to potential dream clients. Very few people have a distinct sense of differentiating between sold-out and authentic work at the first instant. Individuals should maintain a balance between fun and work.
If any client approaches you as a freelancer, you should have a one-on-one conversation with him. The client does not want you to act and think like a robot. You should depict your thinking and creativity. The first impression is the last. You should enlist all the important aspects of your work and think about what impression they will give when a client sees them. You should concisely define your dream client in five to six words. This will help you to target the niche clients which you have chosen. You need to search out the reasons which are blocking the dream clients. Maybe they find ambiguity in your projects and mission statements.
To persuade your dream clients, you need to educate them with your writing through posts and blogs. If you have discovered your key to success, replicate it where possible. This creative approach will help you to eliminate fuzzy clients. The more you express yourself, the more dream clients will approach you. You need to convert yourself into a hero. A hero that believes in himself and proclaims not what others want to see out of him but the reality of what he wants others to see.
Look at your profile, are your previous projects reflect your insight into creativity? A handy tip for all freelancers is to make a clientele. Do some little work on finding the common goals, approaches, style, design and loopholes. From this client history, you will highlight the names with whom you love to work; those who pay you early and those who proved a nightmare for you. The most important thing that everyone should adopt is to shrink our pool of clients. If we know who our potential customers are, we not only attract more dream clients but also get the task that matches your skills.
Challenges in the way of finding your Dream Client
The cruel aspect of the free market is that your competitors are continuously tracking your dream clients. Sometimes your clients get distracted by overwhelmed and unwanted ditches of your competitors, and your emails and projects are intentionally dumped into the junk. But we can’t condemn the clients for this obnoxious behavior. They do not know you and your competitors personally. They may deliberately or unwillingly start to avoid you. To deal with this problem, you need to get noticed by them.
Show your name in bold letters everywhere. In the end, you will become a trusted source. Though this approach is very risky, as it is the most common tactic to deal with such problems, outcomes can be very fruitful. You should keep yourself in the client’s place to track down trust. This is the place where clients become familiar with your support system. This system enables you to win the trust of your dream clients. Introducing yourself to the client is like a speed dating fairway, where you have few minutes to make a lasting impression. You need to persuade your clients by conveying your mission and interest to them before other competitors grab their attention.
Restructure your portfolio. Become fast, rapid, malleable, and proactive, and win your client’s heart with high-quality work. Most sophisticated clients trust word of mouth, past experiences, and your reputation. Relying on your built-in support system is the best and most trustworthy way to create a specific and particular profile to target your dream clients.
We all know the power of networking and socializing, so why not let your dream clients most trusted partners showcase your work? You need first to identify yourself and then your clients. It may not be the fastest way to the top, but it is surely less crowded.