said 1 year, 4 months ago:
I used to hunt down almost every prospect but then sometimes it’s best just to let some go. You should not undervalue your work and your expertise. If you honestly feel that it will take 3 months and at x amount, then thats what you stand by.
You don’t want to drop your quote and timeline and then be stuck – efforts or late nights you aren’t being paid for or last minute additions to the scope when you are already pressed for time, etc.
I’m sure you thought thru your proposal and I would stand by it. In these instances I send back something like “I wish you much success. If it doesn’t work out or if you need further assistance down the road, I’d be happy to help.” Something like that where you are leaving the door open if that 6 wk contract goes bad, etc.
Just me two cents…LOLHeather