No, the *other* sort of solicitation

Wise words (as ever) from straight-talkin’ Nick Mamatas, this time on the subject of freelancing:

… at the point we are discussing, someone will ask you first. You’ll be solicited to perform some service or produce some product. This is the correct way to respond to a solicitation, if you are at the point of your first (or first dozen or so) solicitations.

  • Step one: Say yes.
  • Step two: Ask how much the pay is.
  • Step three: Ask for specific details on the project.

Simple, sure; but surprisingly daunting to a person with my particular mindset. Which is why this post on squelching modesty in the name of your career is serendipitous, also.

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