For the past couple of months I have been consulting an owner of a small company (7 to 8 people) for her online business.
Initially, My involvement was a win win situation. I have learned a lot by helping her company and earning some extra cash and at the same time I have brought her online business into a whole new level. (The sales have gone up significantly in less than 3 months time)
My deal with her is to work for her remotely for only 20 hours a month and meet once a month to review everything.
However, I am having a lot of issues when dealing with her that sometimes it comes to my mind to stop working for her.
Here are the 3 things I dislike about her:
She is extremely demanding. (I constantly go beyond the 20 hours of our promise, and yet she is not satisfied and asking to do more and more)
She requires lots of communication. She texts me from mornings when I wake up until I want to go to bed asking me lots of things so that I find it hard sometimes to focus on other stuff.
She is ungrateful. No matter how much I help her business, she doesn't even bother to say a simple "thank you". To her, as long as she pays, I have to do what she asks!
I am planning to meet her and tell her directly that if she is going to expect this much work and communication from me, I am not open to the idea of helping her anymore. (As much as I like to help her, I don't mind losing her business)
Do you think I can deliver this message in any better or strategic format?