By Amanda Smyth Connor
The holidays are upon us again and I’ve only just recovered from last year. I’ll be taking a different approach to the holidays this year as I continue my journey toward ORGANIZATIONAL NIRVANA!
I’ve started my Christmas shopping early, I booked my travel back in August and we’ve already alerted the in-laws as to which days and times we will be visiting (from 3:00 to 3:04pm on Tuesday.)
What I absolutely cannot forget to do this year is to send thank you cards to all of the clients who hired me. Whether they were completely awesome and fed my positive energy or sucked out my will to live, they still hired me and paid me, and for that I am thankful.
For starters, I’ll be sending a card to each of my new clients that includes a personalized message. For my regular/favorite clients I try to send a little more, like cookies for the editorial team or coffee and bagels for the crew. It’s a nice little “thank you” that won’t cost you an arm and a leg and it keeps your name fresh in their minds. Remember, it’s not bribery if they’ve already paid you.
What do you do to thank your clients?
Happy Almost Holidays.
Amanda Smyth Connor is a social media manager for a major publishing company, owns her own wedding planning business, and has managed online communities and content development for many start-up and Fortune 500 companies. She has been a professional editor for more years than she can remember.
2 thoughts on “A Little Thank You Card Goes a Long Way”
Hi Amanda – I’ve included a link to this article in my first issue of Freelancing Weekly.
http://freelancingweekly.heroku.com/issue-1 but should be http://freelancingweekly.com/issue-1 once DNS updates.
Thanks so much for the shout-out, Jeff, and congratulations on your first issue of Freelancing Weekly!
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