How to Quote Projects for Work You’ve Never Done

Even when we list out our services on our portfolios, you’ll always get quote requests for something you’ve never done before. You can always refuse to do the project or hand these requests off to another freelancer. But, what if you’re actually interested in doing the work?

I was recently contacted about doing some work in Expression Engine. Although I’ve never worked with Expression Engine before, I like to check out other CMS’s to see how they compare to WordPress, so I thought the project could be a fun one. The problem was that I’d never even looked at EE’s code, so how was I supposed to know how long it would take?

There are several ways of dealing with a project you’ve never worked on before. Let’s take a look at how we could approach unknown projects.

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