Most of my projects have been one-off designs, often based on an idea that just popped into my head. While I know how to make it work, I haven’t always factored the budget correctly.
My clients usually agree immediately because I’m offering a high-end product and giving it a personal touch. But then it happens: I finally realize how much extra work will be required.
I have exceeded the budget many times doing this, and it’s hurt my bottom line. But there are times when a project just seems grueling and the inspiration is the only thing that keeps me going. From that standpoint, it might not be such a bad investment.