After completing a website audit, the client did not call for 7 months. They were busy with other things, but suddenly they absolutely needed help with their website re-launch and social media.
Me: Submitted a proposal for social media work and a light amount of support with the website copy
Client: (after two weeks) we need to launch this website right away for this government contract.
Me: Okay, what do you need help with?
Client: Just some copy.
Me: Okay, let’s schedule a meeting to discuss what exactly you need and by when.
We did, and that’s when I realized they hadn’t done ANYTHING.
Client: We need everything done and decided on. We need you to look at these 3 different designs and manage our website developer who knows nothing about UX or SEO.
Me: That’s more than just copywriting, but I can step up to this challenge.
After I invoiced them:
Client: This is too much money! You were just the copywriter!
I’m still waiting for payment