The Types of Clients You’ll Get

Learn about the seven types of customers you may encounter in your professional life and how to work with them.

Juan Cruz Martinez
12 min readJan 29, 2023
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Not all clients are created equal.

When you first launch your freelancing career, ANY client is a good client. Sometimes, that even goes for clients who can’t pay. You just want the experience and will do almost anything for a good reference.

But quickly, you begin to realize that not all clients are created equal. Some are better than others. And, some are better for YOU than they are for other people.

A great client-freelancer relationship is a little like a great marriage. Both parties recognize and appreciate where they are different from one another. They respect each other’s roles and know that they can accomplish far more than either of them could alone.

This is the holy grail of freelancing situations. We all want to work for someone who respects us, who gives us the freedom to accomplish their vision in the best way, and who listens to our input. But, it takes time to find and develop this type of client-freelancer relationship.

As you’re working toward this, I want to help you define the types of clients you’ll typically encounter.



Juan Cruz Martinez

I stream, blog, and make youtube videos about tech stuff. I love coding, I love React, and I love building stuff!