How to escape the clients from hell

Do you ever wish your clients would just understand the hard work, time and experience that go into a website, logo or app? You ask for content and they give you a mission statement written on a Carl’s Jnr napkin. You ask for a colour scheme and they send you their eight-year old's last school attempt at art. You ask for the app’s target market and they reply: "Everyone!"

While many clients are a joy to work with, some push you to the point where you wish you'd never taken them on. But without the benefit of hindsight, how do you ensure the same thing won't happen next time?

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