As your freelancing business grows, the inevitable happens: you outgrow clients.
If you’ve been following along with our Savvy Freelancing challenges, you may be going through this right now. Our January 2010 challenge was to increase your rates, so if you’ve increased your fees significantly, you may have outgrown a few clients recently.
It’s scary. You’re losing people who’ve paid you good money in the past. They’re clients who know what you’re capable of. You no longer need to “sell” your services to them.
However, they can’t afford you anymore. So the time has come to let go.
It’s not an easy part of freelancing. But if you are to grow, it’s a necessary evil.
Here are some ways I’ve found that can help make it easier, both for you and your clients.