Today’s blog post stems from an incident that happened to me today. I was dealing with a client that wanted me to write content without getting a deposit or a contract. My policy is never to start work without these things in place because I’ve had people disappear on me after I gave them their finished content. I am proud of myself for having the courage to stop working with this client on this job. In the past, I would have tried to make it work. So for you, whatever policies you have in place, follow them every time. Don’t be tempted to bend your own rules in order to gain a client. You’ll wind up with a headache no Aleve can cure.