Whether you’re a graphic designer, computer programmer or other freelance professional there are particular hazards associated with your working life that you’ll likely experience at one time or another. Some are covered under your business insurance Florida while for others, unfortunately, you can’t always receive monetary recompense.
Projects that appear uncomplicated in the beginning and then expand to take up enormous amounts of your time (often referred to as ‘work creep’) are something we probably all encounter and they can be stressful, particularly if you have quoted a set price for the complete project. Finding that you’re doing a lot of extra work for no extra pay is often enormously annoying and draining. There are a few ways you can help to safeguard yourself against work creep:
- Set clear boundaries surrounding the project. Include a time frame, expected deliverables and what will happen if the client is not satisfied with the work. Will revisions be included? How many?
- Make sure you are clear on the scope of the undertaking before starting.
- For projects that look like they could be intricate, consider charging an hourly rate in lieu of a flat rate, as at least that way it is possible to request some compensation if everything blows out from the original estimation.
Though not everything can be predicted, with a bit of sense and ensuring you determine clear boundaries and rules, you could possibly protect yourself from the worst effects of ‘work creep’. For cover against other hazards, check if your business insurance Florida is satisfactory by contacting our agent.