I was hired by a client to do some writing work. We discussed the details of the project and had agreed on its scope, as well as payment. Then the client disappeared. It’s been a few weeks now and although I’ve followed up by e-mail, I haven’t heard anything back. What happened here – is this person being a work tease?
It sounds like this is a gig that just isn’t going to happen. Something must have changed for this client and rather than explain that to you, he or she just disappeared.
Are they being a work tease? It’s difficult for me to picture why someone would go to the trouble of hiring someone and discussing a project in detail when no work exists. I suppose there are some people who would do it; it’s the same kind of mentality that seems to be in place when you see trolls at work online – stir things up to get a reaction.
No matter what the reason for the disappearance is, it’s beyond your control. All you can do is move on to other opportunities. You probably don’t want to work with someone who behaves that way, anyway.
Have you ever had a client stop communication and disappear? What did you do?