Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

got an email from somebody I had hired.


She wanted me to know that our project had, “gone out of scope.” And she was asking if I would pay for that difference.

I said, “Sorry, but no.”

Billing flat fee, by the project, is way better than billing hourly.

But it requires creating – and maintaining – clear boundaries regarding what’s included and what isn’t.

It’s up to you (not your client) to manage the project.