How To Get Through The Tough Times When Your Clients Leave

I’ve been very quiet on the blog front. Truth told – I’m tired. It’s been a massive 6 months for me professionally and personally.

My graphic design blog seems to have been one of the casualties in the onslaught of work and family life. To all my readers a big apology. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to blog, I feel like I have so much to share, but not the time or the energy to do it in – at the moment.

This tough season has made me reflect on where I am at in my life especially professionally. I lost my biggest client during this season.

Really. Tough.

Not because they brought in the dollars, but because I really enjoyed working for them. They gave me permission to be creative which I loved. They were lovely people too. They moved on not because I was crap (phew). Just because they got bigger and needed to merge they business with another department in the company.

Bad for me. Good for them.

Then yesterday I received some good news. Another dormant client has asked me to do some work for them. Brilliant.

Lesson learnt: When the going gets tough. The tough stick it out. And get on the phones.

So whatever you are going through right now in your design business. Bad clients, low income, fear of the what the future may bring, grit your teeth, buckle up, tough it out. There really is a light at the end of your tunnel.

Like with any tunnel you have to actually move towards the exit. You can do that by getting out there, networking and drumming up new business and connecting with your dormant clients.

Question: What have tough times have you faced in your design business?

 

 

2 Responses to “How To Get Through The Tough Times When Your Clients Leave”

  1. Todd Motto June 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Good to hear an update! Readers will appreciate good content, not content for the sake of posting something new, so it’s good to leave it until the time is right to post something. There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel! Keep up the good work :-)

  2. Maurice August 17, 2011 at 5:02 am #

    Nice. This blog was written with a personal touch. Where I live at its actually hard to get a entry level graphic design position, well at places that you want to actually work. The job that I work at sucks all the time I have, so I usually do my graphic design when I get home. I’m usually tired by then though but I still get it done.

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