"If you want loyal freelancers who do their best work for you, who prioritize you, who invest in your work...you need to invest in them."
It started out so well! But then, this type of thing often does. I met with a prospective client who wanted to start working with me. It was potentially a long-term gig; nothing I was in love with, but vaguely interesting. He communicated so much enthusiasm for my work, was