Fortune Cookie Friday: “You always bring others happiness.”

Another Friday…another interpretation of a fortune cookie’s inner wisdom. Fortune cookie

 “You always bring others happiness.”

As I think about it, I really, really do like making people happy. I think most people do. And if you’re a solopreneur or freelancer, pleasing clients is one solid way to increase the likelihood of your business thriving and surviving.

What are some of the ways you can make – and keep – your clients happy?

  • Produce quality work – consistently!
  • Be responsive. If at all possible, never let an email to a client go unanswered for more than 24 hours.
  • Show gratitude. Let your clients know that you appreciate them.
  • Support them on social media. Like, comment and share their posts on Facebook. Retweet or favorite their tweets. +1, comment and share their Google+ posts. Comment on their blog articles. The possibilities for generating good will are virtually endless!
  • Recommend their products and services to others.
  • Be accessible. Make sure that they know you’re open to answering questions and exploring new ways that you might serve their needs.

No rocket science involved here; just common sense and awareness of how the little things can make a big difference in nurturing business relationships.

Your turn! What can you add to the list? What ways do you delight clients and keep them coming back?

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Owner, Freelance Writer at Dawn Mentzer Freelance Writing, LLC
Full-time independent content writer and copywriter based in Lancaster County, PA. I am not Amish nor do I drive a horse and buggy, but they pass by my house every day. I'm a fitness enthusiast, lover of live theater, and I believe everyone should adopt a pet from a rescue (unless you're allergic). I specialize in blog content, website copy, newsletter articles, industry editorials, press releases, and social media profile content. Please note that when reading my blog, you interpret and use the content at your own discretion and risk. Tips and guidance that have worked for me, may not produce the same outcome in your situation.


  1. But never forget: reserve enough time for yourself to stay happy!

  2. Avatar releader says:

    Dawn, yet again you distill timeless principles into simple, digestible form. Not only are you a great writer, but the value you bring to your readers through the topics you explore is priceless.

    • Thank you for the kind words, Tyler! I very much respect your writing as well on your Business, Bucket Lists & Bodybuilding blog. Love the way you relate the dedication and determination required in training to navigating the challenges in business and life balance. Fitness enthusiasts or not, readers can’t help but to be motivated.

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