When speaking with potential clients, it’s important to watch out for red flags.

However, it can be hard to determine what those red flags are.

Luckily, the Letter Shoppe has put together a great list of red flags you need to watch out for.

“3. Asking for things out of scope.

You’re working on a project and everything is going great and then all of a sudden your client decides he wants more. Whether it’s more time, revisions or concepts you need to be charging more for it. Plus you’ll need the ability to push back the deadline to make time to do more work.

This my friends, is called scope-creep and if left unchecked, it will turn you against freelancing altogether. This is why it’s so important to include these scenarios in your contracts so it’s crystal clear that if the client wants more, he is going to have to pay more for it whether he wants to or not.

If the client doesn’t want to agree to the terms they have already signed over on in your contract then the only thing left to do is to give the client the option to cancel. Just don’t forget to include a kill fee in your contracts stating that in order to cancel all copyright of artwork is retained by the designer and the client needs to pay for all work done up to that point, even if it surpasses the amount from your deposit.”

See the full article at the Letter Shoppe.