Creatives, here's how to spot a nightmare client

Working as a freelance in the creative sector can be immensely fulfilling. Working with vastly different clients can be enlightening, providing new challenges ever day. It can also be an absolute nightmare when you get one of those clients.

Is there anything you can do to help avoid the clients that make you wish you'd chosen a different career path? According to a new survey, there's one clear tell-tale sign that a client is going to be a headache, and that might mean you should consider backing out (looking for new creative tools for your business, see our pick of the best Illustrator alternatives).

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.