Saying No To Freelance Work

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How I changed my habit of saying YES to every job and why I’m happier for it. 


One of the worse things about being a freelancer is undoubtedly feeling as though you HAVE to take on work.  There’s something about saying no to freelance work (especially when you’re not sure where your next paycheque is coming from) that can leave even the most hardened freelancer feeling uneasy.  But using the default response of, “Sure, I’ll get that to you by tomorrow,” leads to long-term negative consequences not just for the clients but for yourself.

I find that taking on too much work can lead to feeling overwhelmed, inadequate, guilty, frustrated, and resentful which, as with too much of anything eventually starts to take its toll.   Continue reading “Saying No To Freelance Work”