Freelancers: How Do You Deal With Scope Creep? Feb 09, 2015 By Nicole Legault Freelancers and consultants often have to deal with "scope creep". Scope creep means that means the requirements (or scope) of the project are changing and evolving outside of the original scope. Do you have any examples of scenarios or situations where you've seen scope creep take place in e-learning or ID projects? What can freelancers do to deal with this, and avoid scope-creep from happening?