It’s Okay to Turn Work Away

Is there ever a time when it’s okay to turn work away? Or is it professional suicide? Am I crazy for even suggesting it?

Turning paying commissions away. Crazy talk or words of wisdom? (Photo Credit: Image ID: 49774450 Copyright: vadymvdrobot)

Actually, sometimes it’s the smart thing to do. It can also be one of the toughest things to do if you’re just starting out.

However, as a brand new artist or an artist who is struggling to make ends meet, turning work away may sound like the absolute worst thing you can…



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Myra Naito

Freelance copywriter who is passionate about art and fitness. Check out my art blog at or follow me @mnaito_fineart .