Did they forget, or are they scope creeping?
Sometimes the first round of work is just not quite right, but when you’re doing revision after revision after revision… it can suck your soul.
Here’s how to respond when your client won’t stop asking for more revisions!
Option One – Add on more revisions
I love the new idea you had to ____!
As outlined in our contract you get ____ revisions to each ____. Right now, we’ve already done ____ revisions. I’m happy to keep working with you until we get it just right, but will need to charge extra to cover the time spent on each one.
If you’d like more revisions, I’m happy to add them on to the next invoice at $____ each. Please confirm by ____ and I’ll get started on the new ____!
Option Two – ENOUGH revisions already!
I know committing to a ____ is hard! But we’ve already hit/exceeded the number of revisions for this project as outlined in the contract. At this time I’m unable to continue revising the ____.
Please choose one of the options I’ve already presented by ____ so that we can move forward with the rest of the project.
Option Three – I’m over it.
We’ve already hit/exceeded the number of revisions for this project as outlined in the contract. At this time I’m unable to continue revising the ____ and think it’s best for you to work with another designer.
I have attached the files and all work as outlined in the contract. You may use them as-is or another designer may be able to bring your vision to life.
Best of luck!
Note: If you keep the copyrights to your designs, you need to state this clearly in the contract. In that case they would NOT be able to take the designs you created to another designer to finish–so you may say something like: “Per our contract, the copyright of the files stays with me, so you and the new designer can start from scratch to come up with something truly unique that will meet your needs.”