Dealing With Big Name Clients

The day that every freelancer dreams of finally comes–you get contacted by a big name client. The want you to do some work with them. You’re excited and as soon as you get off the phone you jump around your office screaming “YES!”. Surely that means if you’re doing work for one large company, you’ll never again have to scramble to find work.

However after the initial excitement has worn off and you’ve finally calmed down, your next thought hits you hard–now what? Is this just another client? Do I treat them the same? Can I charge them more? Can I use their work? Should I pretend to be a large agency?

I recently did some projects for Audible, an Amazon company, and a very large company that I’m not allowed to mention the name of and I was faced with many of these questions. I’ve learned a lot by dealing with these two large companies. I hope that what I learned is as helpful to you as it was to me.

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