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Project duration for fixed price contract

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Hannah Louise B Member Since: Mar 5, 2019
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Hello! I'm currently a freelance graphic designer for almost 7 months and my only concern is a fixed price contract with long term project. Is it ok to ask the client regarding the project duration? Thanks.

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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Sure, but a lot of clients lie and promise more work than they really have because they want to get you to do the front-end work cheap, so make sure it's broken into milestones and that you never do more work than funds have been escrowed to cover.

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Hannah Louise B Member Since: Mar 5, 2019
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Thanks for the tip Tiffany! It'll be a great help.

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Hannah Louise B wrote:

Hello! I'm currently a freelance graphic designer for almost 7 months and my only concern is a fixed price contract with long term project. Is it ok to ask the client regarding the project duration? Thanks.


Not only is it okay to ask, but you SHOULD ask; how else will you know how to manage your time and how much you should charge? And is the client asking you to work for a long time before being paid anything?

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Hannah Louise B wrote:

Hello! I'm currently a freelance graphic designer for almost 7 months and my only concern is a fixed price contract with long term project. Is it ok to ask the client regarding the project duration? Thanks.


It would be most unprofessional to not discuss this with your client, among many other things. Keep in mind to never accept a contract unless you have everything you need in order to start working. 

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