Kill Them With Kindness
This is, obviously, the ultimate way of dealing with a difficult client. But if you get to the stage that you feel you can’t do anything more for a client. Or they are being rude to you on a regular basis. If you are having sleepless nights and questioning your own worth, then it’s time to fire the client.
It is your business and your life and you can pick and chose who you want to do business with. If someone is driving you mad then it is perfectly ok to ditch them. Give them whatever excuse you need to, but end the relationship. If someone does not value or appreciate the value you bring, make space for new wonderful clients. You do not have to deal with rude clients.
I have written before about the red flags of a bad client so please take a read of that to avoid them and not get yourself into a position of having to deal with a difficult client. It’s is your business so enjoy it!