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Can a Project be too big?

Freelance writers love big projects that pay a lot of money! If you don’t, something is wrong. That in mind, there may come a time when you are presented with a project that is too big. While you may find this hard to believe, it has happened to me a few times. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to ensure that both parties are satisfied.

First things first, why do you think the project is too big? Is the client asking for something that you have never done before? Are they in need of a lot of content in a short period of time? Once you know the details of the job you can then begin to search for a mutually beneficial way of doing things.

For example, if you are being asked to complete several hundred web articles within two weeks you may be worried about how much stress this will add to your regular workload. Rather than put yourself in a bad position, maybe you can negotiate a longer delivery time. This will allow you to take on the job without stressing out.

Are you thinking about turning down a big job? While this may be something you have to do, don’t jump the gun. As noted above, you should first discuss the details with the client. They may be able to change some things around in order to better accommodate you and your current schedule. At the very least, you should open up the lines of communication and see where you get. You may be surprised to find that the client is more than willing to change things around for you.

In short, some projects are going to seem so big that you will not want to get involved. Before you make a final decision, consider all your options and be open to negotiating.

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