Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

was invited by a client to their “holiday open house.”


There was a time where I though of clients as my “bosses,” people I worked for on a kind of contract basis.

Now I think of them as colleagues, partners, often friends … people I work with.

Not only does this change in perspective lead to better, higher paying work, it makes for a nicer experience all around.

The best clients recognize that they need you as much as you need them. And they treat you that way.

(Hint: Lose the ones who don’t.)