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Believe it or not, there are certain projects that you probably shouldn't accept. Turning down work is probably hardest decision you will need to make when running your business, but sometimes turning down a gig is necessary. In this article I will explain to you details that you need to consider when you aren't sure which route to take. Consider following:
1. Will I Learn From This Gig? - As a freelancer, especially one in a technical field, you are expected always to be on top of new advances in your field. Therefore, taking a gig that will help you learn about something is probably worth taking on. However, it is important to make sure that you can do job well even though it is new waters for you.
2. Is The Money Good? - If gig pays a lot of money, taking money without any other benefits is probably a good idea. I am sure that you have an hourly rate, use this rate as a gauge to decide whether to take a job or not.
3. Do You Trust The Client? - If a potential client gives you heebie-jeebies then your instincts are probably telling you something. Do potential client's references check out? If you mistrust a potential client, but pay looks good, perform a background check. An untrustworthy client could cheat you out of a lot of money, and isn't worth collection efforts.
4. Does The Project Fit With Your Moral Code? - If a potential client offers you a gig that really disgusts you, you need to turn job down. If you do take it, you are definitely going to regret it. In addition, you won't be able to add this project to your portfolio . it just isn't worth it.