The client has had a hard time working with freelancers, but I put together a proposal for her just to see if that would help her define her strategy. I explained to her that I have worked as a marketer, graphic designer, and writer for years.
We go through many e-mails with me answering her questions, issues, and complaints about things that aren’t clear to her. I put in loads of unpaid time helping her make a decision and finally she decides she’s ready to commit… but not before condescending to me.
Client: Are you still interested in an ongoing project with me? You are well on your way to becoming a successful freelancer!
Me: I have enjoyed working successfully as a freelancer for years. I wish you all the best on your search.