EP 015 | Why I Love Scope Creep with Kimberley Seldon


About this Episode

Every designer who’s worked on a flat fee basis has experienced the monster that is scope creep. Although the vast majority of freelancers consider scope creep to be negative, there’s another side to the story—a positive side. In this episode, Kimberley looks at how to protect yourself from the negative aspects but allow room to embrace the positive aspects.
In this episode we learn:
– the dual personalities of scope creep
– how to automatically get paid when scope creep occurs
– how scope creep can also be a sign of trust
– how thoroughness increases profits and clients will love you for it

Legal Disclosure This podcast is for educational purposes only and should not be used for any legal decisions. Kimberley Seldon Design Group, Kimberley Seldon Productions Inc., Kimberley Seldon Design and Media, Inc., Business of Design™, or any of its affiliated companies or staff is not responsible for any errors or omissions effecting accuracy in any content, and they will not be held liable for the use or misuse of information, facts, details or any other aspects should there arise any defects, errors, omissions or perhaps inaccuracies. Extensive research has been conducted to put this podcast together for the purpose of educating our industry in order to better serve the public. Care has been taken to acknowledge ownership of copyrighted material. The advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for every situation. This work is offered with the understanding that we do not render any legal, accounting or other professional advice. Seek the advice of a lawyer and/or other competent professional person in all matters of law. Further, listeners should be aware that internet websites mentioned may change or disappear between when this was recorded and when it was listened to.

BOD & You

As interior design professionals, we LOVE our work because it matters so much. We want our clients to get our best every time, because it’s going to affect the way they live for years to come. But doing our best work isn’t possible if we can’t dedicate ourselves to it. And we can’t dedicate ourselves to it if doesn’t earn us a living.

Business of Design™ is the best professional advice and business coaching available, and it’s just for you. Our mission is to liberate your talent and skill by showing you how to run a business that supports you, empowers you, and lets you love your work again.


Take Aways

There’s no earthly way for you to know what a project will cost from start to finish on the first day you meet your customer. If you choose to do so, you can stop playing the guessing game, develop a system that allows you to get paid for all your expertise, manage jobs like the true professional you are and satisfy more customers.

Recommended Learnings:

If you haven’t already read Volume 1 and 2, you should. These are the very foundations that underpin your business and Volume 3 refers back to them.

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