This contributor post by Lanre Solarin was supposed to go live last week Friday, but it’s being published late due to WritersinCharge’s migration to Hostgator last week. Enjoy!
As I wrote a guest post for a new, high-paying client, a tear rolled down my cheek.
Then more followed….
I cried – and yet, I still kept writing.
I wasn’t writing a motivational article, neither was it a love story with the happily-ever-after ending.
I cried because I had no choice but to write. I was tired, sick and had a close deadline to meet. I had made a promise I wasn’t near keeping.
And I wanted to give up.
Don’t do that – ever!
On the basis of appearing professional, writers can sometimes make outrageous promises, especially to new clients.
What do you think this can lead to? More jobs? Repeat clients?
This can either lead to compromised quality or extended deadlines. Nevertheless, accepting jobs with short deadlines is sometimes unavoidable. When this happens, what do you do?
Here are four strategies you can adopt to meet those short deadlines.