Freelancers have some of the best bad client stories ever. Well, next to the IT industry maybe. Can you relate to this one?
Unfortunately, it comes with choosing this difficult path to self-employment. No matter what type of freelance work you do, whether photography or illustration and everything in between, there are so many relatable bits of information that can be learned from each. So, why not get some meaningful insight while also getting a good laugh from someone else's stories?
Humorous Illustrator Brad Colbow has a bunch of very clever animated stories on his YouTube channel that both educate and entertain all about his journey into the world of freelance. This particular video talks about one of his very first and possibly worst clients. There is so much in Colbow's story that I can relate to, and I've heard similar tales from fellow photographers. As photographers, we spend a lot of time researching and learning from others, but there is a world of resources out there dedicated to freelancers of all types that we can benefit from. However, mostly, this is just a good laugh to break up a long session of editing or a good way to unwind at the end of the day.
Here is a bonus funny animation about working for exposure with one of the best Chipotle comparison lines ever.
Do you have a great worst client story? Let me know in the comments.