When I started Bleed Ink. my goal was to be at the luxury end of the market, working for clients with decent budgets on creative projects. 9 months in and I seem to have slipped into the cost cutting, anything for a fast buck end of the print world. At the luxury end of the market, work was hard to come by but paid well when it did but this cheap end of things is so much harder as nobody wants to pay you for your time so you spend all day every day grabbing what little scraps you can and getting nothing but grief. This week I messed up on a print job which could have seen Bleed Ink moving back to real work for real budgets. The company (a lifestyle magazine) wanted my best price on a job and I mistook that for the cheapest job and so that's what they got... I feel sick about it and knowing the influence this company holds, can't honestly see how Bleed Ink will recover. I'm starting to wonder if perhaps I should write Bleed Ink off as a steep learning curve and start again?.. Maybe just as me rather than hiding behind a Business name?