Getting a "Job" vs. a Client (Need help)

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I've been doing some prospecting this week and received an email from a business that's doing a travel site. I have my own business with clients and it seems they might be looking for an employee (they mention me applying to their opening and doing an interview with me). Have any of you run into this dilemma before and made it work with your business?

They were impressed with my sample work that I sent them and the site I sent them to clearly states that I'm working as an owner under a business. Ideally I'd like to be up front with them but I'm not sure how to approach this. The best idea seems to be taking the interview, impressing them and then seeing what type of pay and stipulations they offer.

Also, Telecommuting is fine with them. Any thoughts? Ideas?
#client #job
  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    What has happened to me 3 or 4 times over the years, is that they ask me to come in, and I find out they want to pitch me on working for them.

    I always say "No", because I wouldn't work for someone that started of the relationship that way.

    And employees never build wealth.
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    • Profile picture of the author Headstart
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      What has happened to me 3 or 4 times over the years, is that they ask me to come in, and I find out they want to pitch me on working for them.

      I always say "No", because I wouldn't work for someone that started of the relationship that way.

      And employees never build wealth.
      Yeah exactly, there's a difference between them asking the questions and me asking them. I'll have to see how it's setup.
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  • Profile picture of the author PanteraIM
    I've been in a very similar situation before..

    I had one guy give me a full-blown sales pitch on why my business was crap and how I could make so-much-money working for him under a 'real', business when he couldn't even prospect or close his own customers.

    It was a short interview.
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