Would you accept a project for one-third of your going rate? How about a project for one-half of your rate?
If you’re like most of us, your answer to these questions is “no.”
No one wants to cut their fee by such drastic percentages.
But if you accept a project without verifying the scope you may be doing just that without knowing it.
Scope creep is a huge problem for freelance writers and it can affect how profitable your writing business is.
Even if you charge by the project, your fees are based on how much effort you expect to put into the project. If you don’t understand how much effort a project will take, you’re likely to under charge.
In this post, I explain why scope creep happens and how to avoid it. I also list some scope creep danger areas for you to beware of. This post is part of my series on What Is the Worst Problem Freelance Writers Face?