I was searching for jobs on the freelance job boards. I chatted with a team at a remote marketing agency about their needs for a freelance Project Manager. The Client (the Marketing Agency Director), was being evasive about some details of the freelance Project Management role we were discussing. This was concerning to me. The agency worked on website development, social media, paid ads, online content projects, and more.
I decided to be direct in our second conversation.
Me: How many clients do you currently have, and what are their needs?
Client: We have about 40 clients with different requirements and goals. We don’t stick to one niche.
Me: And I would be managing the project communications and tracking project status for all of these clients?
I value my sanity too much. No thanks.