A New Series Starts at SEJ Tomorrow, Client HORROR Stories!

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I was thinking the other day about all things I have learned after dealing with clients for the last 7 years. Some things can only be learned by dealing with real life experiences. How you run your business and the rules you put in place for your clients is often, unfortunately, learned from bad experiences (or if you are lucky, advice from your peers).

I contacted some folks about possibly sharing some experiences and to share with us what they (or the client) had learned from that experience.

Tomorrow our first “horror” post will be by Dana Lookadoo of Yo! Yo! SEO. So check back tomorrow at 9AM.

The Goal of This Series

The main goal is to share with other SEO’s, marketers, web designers etc., lessons we have learned so maybe you can avoid some of the “horror” we have had to face. Some may say that horror is a strong word, but it really isn’t. The amount of stressed caused by difficult clients and moronic things that clients do is really astounding, and completely unhealthy.

If you don’t have rules in place for clients you could be setting your self up for some major misery and more importantly lost money. Time wasted is money lost! You have to make sure you have not lost money due to client laziness, indecisiveness, lack of organization, ignorance and lack of dedication to the completion of a project.

I hope that this series will help many of you avoid stress, lost money and horror stories of your own.

If you are interested in contributing to this series please email me or contact me on Twitter.

Melissa Fach

Melissa Fach

Melissa is the owner of SEO Aware, LLC. She is a consultant and trainer helping companies make the most of their content marketing and SEO. She specializes is the Psychology behind blogging and content marketing. Melissa is also an associate on the Community team at Moz, an associate and writer at CopyPress and an editor at Authority Labs. She is a self-proclaimed Star Wars and Internet geek and volunteers with big cats at BigCatHabitat.org.
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  • http://BenjaminBeck.com Benjamin Beck

    Great Idea Melissa!

    It’s always great to learn from companies real experiences.

    Looking forward to these stories.

    • Melissa Fach

      Thanks, Ben. I think it should be interesting 🙂

  • http://www.alphabrandmedia.com Jenise Uehara Henrikson

    CAN’T WAIT! Openopenopenopenopen….

    • Melissa Fach


  • http://www.springmerchant.com/ Manuel

    Finally, we’ll see a public collection of “awesomeness” :)) The most interesting situations are those when the client comes in and teaches you how to do your job. After the job is done and all things are ok : “”see, I told you you and it works” :))

    • Melissa Fach

      I feel your pain, dude. I do more than you know 🙂