So, who is a serious client and who is a time killer? It's really harder to differentiate the two because both of them will definitely hire and pay you. Most seasoned Freelancers with experience and those who have built a reputation online are the ones who can differentiate the two type of clients.
Overnight successes don't last so you should avoid at all cost the temptations to fall into it.
This blog-post is written for people who are interested in building a long lasting reputation online. Before you read further, I am assuming that you have considered the following things before launching your business online.
We all know the obvious reasons most people would hire a freelancer - when he/she has a lot of work at hand. Most entrepreneurs will wait until demand for their services skyrocket then they start to hire.
While this; realistically is the best approach to hiring a freelancer as you only hire on demand, the same approach is so predictable and in a long run, it tends to crash when dry spell hits.
When most startups or a new clients fresh at hiring freelancers hear about a 'Freelance Agency' they picture a big company charging a lot of money to accomplish a given freelancing task. They overthink and imagine that they can't afford to hire one.