re: How would you deal with a client who rejected a prototype because of a "lorem ipsum" placeholder? VIEW POST

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I guess this is over with now but you shouldn't be doing 6 hrs of work for a client before they have accepted your quote.

Get the details, write the quote, then get 50% fee up front, then start the design work.

The kind of people that won't agree to normal business terms are the kind of people that will give you hassle like you have experienced.

If you are desperate, like, about to become homeless desperate, you have no choice, but you need to get some savings built up quickly to give you a buffer and let you avoid clients like this.

The time that they wasted and the extra work these clients expect in either deliverables or just hand-holding are time you could be working for proper clients. I know it's almost irresistible to turn down what seems like free money but you have two choices:

Bite the bullet and turn it down the first time when you really don't want to.

Or get burned a few times until you aren't going to take being messed around any more.

 

Thank you. I'll keep this in mind. Especially this:

Get the details, write the quote, then get 50% fee up front, then start the design work.

The kind of people that won't agree to normal business terms are the kind of people that will give you hassle like you have experienced.

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