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When To Walk Away From A Freelance Project

When To Walk Away From A Freelance Project - saying no to a project can be just as important as saying yes.

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January 15, 2013

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  1. […] with. So tolerate a certain amount, but have a limit, a point when you say enough is enough and walk away. You and your business will be much stronger for […]

  2. Inge says:

    I did walk away from a freelance job opportunity. In January of this year I started working for myself on a part-time basis while keeping my daytime job. I had a few paid freelance copywriting projects going on, but then our best friends offered me to come work for their communication office and be a part-time consultant (only 1 time per week). I accepted, being thankful for the opportunity. I wasn’t 100% sure if I was going to love the job though, so I was very much in doubt. My gut told me to not follow this through, but I followed my head instead. I had to travel for 2 hours with the car while organising day care for the kids. And the strangest thing was that the very first day felt completely wrong. My stomach hurt, I didn’t feel at ease with them and it felt like something was off. The job I had to do the very first day was peanuts and it seemed like they didn’t prepare anything to explain to me and I had to take care of simple stupid tasks. The biggest lesson when turning down this opportunity and losing our best friends (they were offended by me not wanting to go further with this job) was that I learned to listen to my gut. To go with my heart. And that working with best friends isn’t always a good idea… Great post!

  3. […] the project in the required time frame. If the client is not willing to pay the rush fee, then my advice is to walk away. These types of clients do not appreciate your time or talent. If you take on the project and do […]

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