I was meeting with a prospective client that was very excited about his new retail business branding and website project. He had extensive plans and understood the importance of recognition and web presence in a successful launch.
I spent two hours in a meeting going over options and pricing in detail with him and taking notes on the various features on his must-have list. I gave him a quote, and let him know that with a project of this scope I required a $500 deposit to begin work and I would write up a contract by end of day. He agreed and seemed excited.
I sent him the contract that night and the next morning received this text message.
Client: After thinking about it. I want to keep the entire project under just the $500 I’ve already paid you. When can you start working?