Your comments are awesome, everyone. Keep them coming.
I’ll throw out one more. This is tempting. It’s the prospect with tons of money, but you _know_ they are going to be a ‘challenge’. You take the gig anyway.
Often, a prospect with tons of money will expect you not only to design their website, but to make them coffee, come to their office every day, and build their Powerpoints for them. I may sound a bit sarcastic here, but I’m actually not too far off.
The thought of a lucrative deal may be tempting, and sometimes you my need to suck it up and take it for the cash. But, know going in that the expectation will be that they will be expect the world of you. This is especially important if you’re a small shop. They will call unannounced many times a day and expect you to be available for them. They can hyper-scrutinize every detail. They will demand specific people work on the gig. They will want timelines reduced, and they will even offer to pay you even more to throw more people at the project. The list goes on.
If you’re okay with that, take the job. Just see it coming.