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Hi there, @jatkins.
I'd suggest contacting the state agency of Wisconsin to know your tax payments in the state. They will be able to discuss it in detail.
You can check some information on this article to ensure compliance with the state of Wisconsin: Wisconsin Payroll Tax Compliance.
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if you are taxed as a sole proprietor, you are not allowed to be on payroll, so you do not have a salary. A sole proprietor takes an equity draw as needed.
A client is a customer, you do not pay a salary to your customers
If what you are calling a client is an independent contractor, you do not pay salary to independent contractors either, pay them and report at the end of the year the total amount on a 1099-misc