The Happy Truth About “Ugly” Projects

Some freelance projects are just too much trouble to take on. At least, that's the conventional wisdom. But is the conventional wisdom right? That depends. You may have already been approached by a potential client who has a seemingly impossible project that no one wants to work on. Turning this "ugly" project down may seem like a no-brainer, but is it really the right thing to do? If you haven't been … [Read more...]

21 Times for a Freelancer to Say “No”

The ability to say "no" is vital to freelancers. While there are many good freelancing opportunities out there, there are also many bad gigs that every freelancer should turn down. Sadly, I read about a freelancer trapped working for a bad client on social media nearly every day. But, we freelancers often accept jobs that we really shouldn't take. We need to learn to say "no." In this post, I list … [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...]