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  1. Thank you for providing a different perspective. I’m pretty good at being a partner to my long-term clients, but sometimes lean more towards vendor mode with new prospects. I’ll be rethinking my approach going forward based on your suggestions.

  2. Thanks for these tips, Carrie. I agree that standing your ground based on your expertise is important for personal and professional integrity.

  3. Thanks Carrie,

    “Stand your ground” is definitely the hardest when you know what your client should be doing online but they just don’t get it or want it. Getting better clients helps but its tough when starting out …

    • Hey Sean, even in that case I think it’s still okay to state your professional opinion. If a client ignores that and asks you to do XYZ anyway, then you do it and finish the project. And then you know that’s probably not a client you want to continue to work with in the future. 🙂

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