The question then becomes - do you know when you go into the black? Are all your assignments profitable? Should they be?
If you don't know your Cost of Doing Business, check out the NPPA's CODB calculator here, and work it out. If you learn that your overhead for a day's photography is $250, then taking that $200 photo assignment "because you don't have anything else to do that day" is a really bad idea.
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