I know the feeling. You spend hours working on a huge project, and think it’s absolutely perfect.
The dreaded revision request comes. Ugh.
Here are two strategies I use to literally cut my revision requests in half. It’s simple… are you ready…
Explain what you did and your thoughts to the buyer. If they know why you wrote what you wrote, or designed it the way you did, they will better understand, and usually agree with you. It takes much less time to explain your thought process, than it does to go through the revision process. Just take the time to write a small blurb when you deliver. Simple as that.
Never. And I repeat, Never! Ask them if they like it. This opens the door for them to say, “No, I didn’t like this part… can you change it…?” Just assume that they LOVE your work because most of the time they will! (This is of course assuming you provide quality work) Instead of saying, “What do you think?”, or “Let me know if you like it.”
Say something like:
Here you go! Here’s my take on this for you. Let me know if I can help out again in the future!
Let me decode/translate that for you…
“Here’s my take on this” = As with most projects, everything is subjective. I have my way, you may have your way. You paid me for my expert opinion, so here it is. Even if it’s not exactly how you would do it, this is what you get from me.
“Let me know if I can help out again in the future” = This gig is done. If you want more work from me… it will be in a future state. I.E. another order.
“Best! David” = Have a nice life because unless you order again, I don’t plan on ever speaking with you again