I’d make much more money if I accepted every project I was offered.
But a few other things would happen.
Each project would get less of my attention.
The quality of my work would suffer.
Clients would be less satisfied.
I wouldn’t get as many future offers.
So it’d be a short-term gain for a long-term loss.
Pantone leaves by Chris Glass
Because I often say “no” to potential clients, I place more value on my time and build a stronger foundation for my business. And the clients I do work with get a higher quality of service.
Don’t feel that you need to say “yes” to everyone who comes your way.
It pays to say “no.”
Here’s some useful self-employment advice for designers.