Hi Fiverr community!
I wanted to post some thoughts that I have on milestone deliveries and see what others think about the topic.
More specifically, I’m talking about breaking large projects down into smaller chunks, whether sending multiple gigs over time to the same buyer or using Fiverr’s milestone delivery feature.
Bottom line up front, I think incremental deliveries are better for buyers AND sellers.
For example, imagine getting a large order (like developing 12 pages for an entire website) that you spend hours completing, only to have the buyer reject the entire order and request cancellation.
Now instead, imagine if you had agreed to take the project incrementally (perhaps developing 1 page at a time of the 12-page website).
Now, if there was a misunderstanding of the project, the buyer may see the issue as more manageable for correction (vice an entire overhaul) and request a revision (vice a cancellation), meaning that you can proceed onto pages 2, 3, and 4+ knowing that you’re on the right track.
The buyer saves time, and you save the anguish of wasted work.
I’ve started breaking projects down myself lately, and I’ve found myself enjoying the process much more as a result!
One disclaimer, I will generally take on large projects in one go if I’ve worked with a buyer before. This is only because I already know their expectations and goals.
Thoughts? Could there be a benefit to taking on a behemoth project with a buyer you’ve never worked with?