How and When to Say No to a Client

When you're first starting out as a freelancer, it can be difficult to find those first few gigs. Many freelancers develop the habit of accepting nearly every project with work that remotely resembles their chosen specialty. For the brand new freelancer, taking what work you can find is a matter of survival (and there's nothing wrong with that). Before long, however, you may find yourself overwhelmed with … [Read more...]

How to Decide Which Jobs to Take and When to Say No

When I first started freelancing, I took on any project that came my way, regardless of payment, type of work, or anything else. I was just happy to get the jobs, and my thought process was that at some point I would be able to be more discerning (and hopefully less hungry.) Of course, countless variables come into play when a new job or project comes your way, but for freelancers it is wise to weigh some of … [Read more...]