A dream client trusts you to take care of the small details so that nothing falls through the cracks. They trust you to listen to their needs and provide an honest assessment of how best your work will meet them, and then follow through on your evaluation instead of just trying to please them.
They trust your ability to say “no” when something is outside your capabilities or goals, and they trust your judgment in deciding how best to move forward with what you can do for them. And they trust that you’ll take responsibility and deal with things promptly, even when things get tricky.
Here are four benefits of working with a dream client:
- You get paid more for your work: Working with a dream client will pay off if you’re good at what you do. They will be willing to pay higher rates because they know they are getting what they need from you and want it done right. If you give your dream client a higher quality product, they will pay you accordingly.
- They’re more likely to return for more work: Dream clients also tend to return for repeat business since they don’t have to search for another freelancer who can deliver on time and within budget. As such, it makes sense for both parties to continue working together as long as their needs align, and there is no reason not to continue!
- They give you referrals: If they have a good experience with you, they’ll tell their friends. And if they have a bad experience, they won’t refer anyone to you. But if they love your work and think it’s worth sharing, they will be happy to refer others to you.
- They provide valuable feedback on your work: When you’re working with clients who are satisfied with what you’re doing, they’ll tell you what isn’t working for them and how you could improve. This feedback is invaluable in helping you grow and improve your skillset.
Working with a dream client can be an excellent opportunity to work on your self-worth and happiness issues. Job satisfaction is ultimately about more than just the financial aspect, it’s also about what you take away from the job and how you feel when you look back.
Dream clients are at the top of this list regarding job satisfaction, so they’re an ideal kind of client to try out if you’re looking to improve your value system in your line of work. It’s important to remember that one client’s dream client is not necessarily another’s, and vice versa.