One local social media management customer I have is getting more and more problematic. It's a local web startup (a website facilitating communication between local businesses and their customers) that I was hired to do social media for and when we signed the contract he added that he wanted a blog. Of course I wanted to work out some groundrules and what his expectations are but he deflected me with "It's going to be on a basis of trust, I'm convinced you will be able to do it." This was on November 29th. After asking for it several times, I got access to their FB page on December 11th. (Note: they refused to give me access to all other social media accounts...) I uploaded some like-baiting photos and went about finding avenues to get people to see the page in the first place. (It had ~400 likes at the time.) On December 14th I got an angry eMail from him saying that I only made a few posts, that his secretary could do that as well and that he would have to think about retaining me. Apparently he thought I would contact business partners and possible customers and "give new impulses on SEO", too. When I asked him to have his 'web designer' (and I can only use the term ironically, because the website is utter crap and is the true reason this company isn't going anywhere) install wordpress he answered with (paraphrased) "I thought you could do that. Had I known that we have to let the web designer do it, it would already have happened." Yeah, expect the freelancer whom you know for 2 weeks and who has said at least three times during the initial meeting that he isn't a web designer to just change some stuff on your website/server, that you depend on and that has customer data on it. What could possibly go wrong! I explained it to him but now he has written me a mail basicly saying "for only a few posts you are getting less money, is that ok for you?" So I see two options here: 1) sticking in there: e.g. buying a bot and comment spam on facebook so he thinks he is getting something for his money, instead of, you know, actually growing his business for him; or 2) getting out of the contract ASAP. Now, I knew from the start that this company is going to fail. But I thought I could do my job and earn some money to invest in my own projects. And maybe have a foot in the door when approaching his customers to sell them my services. But now I'm afraid he will consume ever more of my time for comparatively little compensation. And that he will hold me accountable for how badly his company will continue to run. Other than fiverr scammers, I never had a business relationship that bad. Should I stick with it though? I.e. should I try to explain myself again or even just do what he wants me to do? (Even though it's retarded and not in the contract.) I really don't want to but I'm willing to be rational about it.