No more than 3 designs, please!

Hi guys!

how to make the client choose designs carefullyToday's topic is web design management again. Some (if not most) of the clients prefer to eat your brain out and make you develop as many design variants as possible (up to 50 designs in my experience which is the absolute maximum, though this particular client payed for each and every of them!) It's a very time-consuming thing and it really sucks out your design team's resources and ideas and exhausts guys mentally.

To avoid this, you can use several tactics:

- Write the number of designs in your contract (which is best) - I strongly suggest the number isn't more than 3;
- Take payment in advance;
- Special tactics, described in detail below.

I guess the two first ones are basically to simple to explain (yet very effective nonetheless) so I'll go straight to the special tactics.

Ask your lawyers to prepare a contract for you with the following trick: there will be three (3) different design versions, but you have to present them to the client one by one. If the client doesn't like the first one, he or she signs an additional agreement saying he no longer wants it and it belongs to you. Same for the other two. Anyway, prepayment is yours.

If the client doesn't like any version at all but decides to choose one of them later, he'll have to buy it back! This way the client will be much more careful when choosing a design and in most cases (around 90%) choose the first one!

This know-how will literally save you thousands of dollars. No kidding!

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I'd like to know how helpful this advice was, add your comments here please! And as always - I will be more than pleased to answer any questions you might have so feel free to ask them ))