I know this sounds like I’m stating the obvious but I’ve done this before and I’m pretty sure I’ve just done it again.
In my enthusiasm to get ahead and please potential buyers I have:
- completed work before the buyer has filled in the mandatory requirements (if I have enough information) only to find the buyer never fills in the mandatory requirements. No requirements, no order, no delivery, no pay.
- completed work based on desperate midnight messages from the other side of the world saying please have it ready in the morning but no order ever comes. No order, no delivery, no pay.
Like I say, it’s stating the obvious, but I think I’m going to risk annoying a few potential buyers with a delay in starting their order rather than working for free and throwing it away.