[nycbug-talk] Getting started in Consulting
ike at lesmuug.org
Fri Jun 3 20:40:36 EDT 2005
Wordup Francisco, All,
On Jun 3, 2005, at 8:26 PM, Francisco Reyes wrote:
> absolutely doesn't care what I use as long as it works..
+1 - it's the key with most clients I want to be working with. They
don't know, they pay me to know.
Also, as not to be disheartened by reality, I'd add that making sure
clients expectations for whatever you do are realistic- prep them for
whatever may fail- especially if what they want goes against your
better judgement- (i.e. you *will* get clients who demand they run FTP
on the public internet, so they can upload accounting files from
starbucks :P ). Prepping them for the consequences, along with
suggesting *sane* other paths to take, is very important to client
happiness- (which means repeat business and referral).
Once you get to a certain point with direction for whatever your doing,
you'll be able to (and have the cashflow to) drop jobs you know will
end in chaos- but starting out, it's realistic to expect to manage a
number of 'clients who know best' and do not really. Just don't let it
ever get you down- it takes some time, but everyone eventually somehow
gets beyond client work like that.
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