Hey guys, please bear with me for a sec... I was hired by an online clothing company based in the UK (I'm in the US) to do email marketing and social media marketing for them. They are paying me $400(USD) at the start of every 2 week period -- for a total of 3 months. My first two weeks were very productive because I redesigned their blog and set up the Twitter/FB pages, etc. And from the start one of the partners and I have been getting along very well and I have been over-delivering in terms of providing them with valuable market info that they wouldn't have otherwise, etc. Let me backtrack for a sec... In another thread here I wrote about getting hired by my first client who was paying me $900 per month to do social media and blogging for them. This client was trying to sell CULTURAL clothing to people all over the world. Nobody bought their products before I signed on and although I increased their traffic by 513%, nobody bought their products. It's not my fault... They are selling the wrong products to the wrong people. Needless to say, they put the project "on hold" after the first month. So that was the end of that gig. Now with this new client, I fear that the same thing is about to happen because despite my efforts, they haven't made any sales --- Trust me when I say, it's not me, it's their products. When I sent them the 2nd Paypal invoice on Friday, they didn't pay it. Also, the partner that I am always in contact with wouldn't reply to any of my emails regarding their newsletter stats and whatnot for days. Finally, I resent the invoice on Monday and I was shocked when the partner that I've NEVER EVER had contact with emailed me saying that the invoice had now been paid and asking me what work has been done and what remains to be done. Clearly, he does not see the value in what I'm doing. And at this point, I don't really see the value in what I'm doing either. I've read that a person should be paid $100 per email newsletter that they create... So that justifies $400. I will be doing 1 email newsletter a week, Twitter/FB updates 3 days a week, and 1 new blog post per week. How do I justify charging them $800/month for this? Why do I feel like I'm cheating them? What can I do to give them more value? P.S. I can't make sales for them because they are trying to sell cultural clothing to people who don't care about that style of clothing. I know this market because I have the number 1 fashion blog related to this market (seriously)... so I know that nobody is going to buy their clothes. What should I do? I need this gig and I want to do a great job for them, but I can't guarantee sales so wtf?