Open Thread: Do You Take All the Work You Are Offered?

Last week we got a huge response when we asked our Facebook followers this question, so this week I want to ask the same thing to everyone who reads our blog:

Do you take all the work that you are offered, or do you turn some of it down?

As freelancers, we sometimes face a feast or famine environment. When work comes, any work, it can be tempting to accept that work even if it’s not really a good fit for our business.

Making the decision to turn down work is a tough one, but all freelancers are faced with this decision eventually.

Share your story in the comments–tell us what makes you accept a project and which projects (if any) you refuse. Be sure to offer any tips that you have for choosing good clients.