All good. I didn’t want to high jack the thread either, but since the topic is about suggestions, I thought our side discussion makes sense, especially since @landongrace mentioned it was part of his path to success, having lots of gigs in the early stages at a reduced price, and large orders can be broken down too.
You are right that a few clients won’t go for a break down, and prefer one delivery. In my experience, if they want me they will be OK with the multiple order if I bring that up at the END of the discussions, after we have agreed on everything else.
The reason is by that point we have a working relationship. They have asked questions, I’ve asked questions, we’ve gone back and forth over 20 details on a larger order.
SO… They are more open to minor tweaks (like me suggesting we break it up), because they have some investment in our process. If they say no, they get to start over with another provider. That’s a loss for both of us.
I do understand that some buyers prefer one delivery, but if they are that rigid, I probably won’t work with them. (I’m NOT saying someone else should make that same decision. YOU decide the terms you work on.)
I don’t think it’s unreasonable for multiple order IF I do the work to break up the custom orders. Plus I sell them on the benefits of getting something early so they can provide feedback. That will NOT work for everybody, or every situation, but that’s my overall principle.
PS: I love what you did with the “Hide Details” option in the previous post. I had never noticed that option before but it is great. After seeing your message I explored and found it in the gear icon.
THANK YOU for using it! Now I learned something else too about the forum too, and will steal that idea for future posts.