So this seems to a big problem with sellers.
Don’t be scared to send a sketch, first draft or any other work in progress to your clients!
I’ve seen sellers shy away from this because they either think "the buyer won’t understand the sketch or won’t be able to visualize the final product as they aren’t a creative or in my line of work"
or “a work in progress will give them more opportunities to make revisions and my gig will be delivered late”
First of all make sure you have enough time to complete your gig AND make revisions.
Second, buyers aren’t dumb, they understand what a work in progress is and even if they aren’t experienced in your line of work they do posses normal human senses and the ability to see potential. Don’t underestimate your buyer, ever.
So why is this a good idea?
changes are much easier to make if your project is still in the beginning phase
The buyer will feel like they are a part of their own project and joining in with the creation phase, don’t forget these are their ideas and visions and they want to feel like they are helping or managing their own ideas.
They will be way more likely to use you again because you’re building a professional relationship with them, you become more than just a name on their screen, you become the person helping, advising on and creating their projects.
It avoids the “this isn’t what I asked for!” problem. Miss communication happens all the time. As a silly example someone might ask you to draw a girl holding glasses, you assume they meant eye glasses, but really they meant drinking glasses (why would she be holding drinking glasses? who knows? but it’s what your buyer wants!). If you send a work in progress, the client will be able to correct the misunderstanding instead of potentially freaking out afterwards and giving a bad review.
I hope you guys find this useful, many buyers have told me it’s the main reason they left someone else on Fiverr and decided to work with me instead.