My top 5 rules for selecting new clients and projects ๐Ÿ†

Posted on: December 10, 2019

I work with clients across the globe while traveling the world. I make the most of time and get the best value from it by being selective about who I work for. Only a specific set of companies can hire me. Over the past years, Iโ€™ve created 5 key rules for myself which help me choose new projects and campaigns.

Today, Iโ€™m sharing these key rules with you so you can get the most from the work you do:

1. Can be done from anywhere
Iโ€™m a digital nomad and have a team that believes in hyper-productive remove output without distractions. I donโ€™t take up clients who want regular in-person meetings.

2. Compensation should be more than just time-for-money
The project should compensate beyond an hourly rate or fixed retainer โ€” should have an additional component in terms of revenue share or equity

3. Should create an impact ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Whatever the industry of the project is, I should be helping them make a positive impact or in some way make their usersโ€™ lives better or fulfill their needs and requirements

4. Should be case study worthy ๐Ÿšฉ
Before taking a project or campaign, I use past data and gut feeling to see if I can make it a successful case study. I only take it up if the answer is yes.

5. Should add value to everyone else working with me โ›ต
When I work with freelancers or my teammates on a project, I want to make sure it makes all of them enough money. This keeps them happy and always ready to work with me again in the future.

Iโ€™m sharing these rules for anyone who is on a similar path and wants to filter their campaigns and projects to ensure the best work of their life. Just know that youโ€™re free to create your own rules to make sure the work you do meets your lifestyle demands as well as creates an impact for others involved.

Life is short โ€” be very selective about your employers and customers.

All the best!

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