commit: fb200d8 - #595 (2014-04-14 00:44:57 -0400)
It depends? :P
A friend of mine summed this up in a great way:
"When you're employed, you might only have one boss, and if you piss them off, it can be hellish. However, when you're self-employed, you might have a dozen bosses... and if you piss one of them off, you still have another eleven who like you." :-)
Oh and sorry for not providing a one/two-word response... ;-)
In my opinion no and yes, you still have to satisfy somebody and prove you're worth paying at the end of the day, and yes in the sense you can do whatever you want at any time (Including organizing meetings on your terms) it's all about how you want to go about your job.
Not really. Your customers employ you ;) As they say, customer is king.
I second Siddharth ^
It depends where "you" are in the chain of command.
If a client drops from #4 to #7 and you're the person that they call to complain to, then no.
But if you're a CEO that checks the company's balance sheets once a month from a beach in Thailand, then yes.
It really depends on the way you behave yourself.
I have a friend, he is kind of a luxury SEO guy, very popular, and the prices are high. I think it is wise to say he's a boss as he treats his clients like a boss, not like an employee.
Thanks everyone for their comments, interesting hear what ppl in our industry think. Personally, I would have to agree with Brian. It's all how you position yourself. If you aren't crystal clear from the get go, and consistent down the line, it is so easy for the distinction to get blurred. In my case, for too long now, they have been the boss. I am working hard to change this.
oh man, I seriously needed this post to knock me back to the right direction LOL :D