A new client commissioned me to draw a series of maps. Because these are quite time consuming, I asked a lot of questions to make sure we were both on the same page with regards to content and style. After about a week of work i present him with the final product.
Client: This is great, but I need some changes to what areas the maps cover.
Me: Okay - that’s really a significant change. Since I did my best to make sure I was doing the work you needed beforehand, I’m going to need to charge you for changes. I’m happy to do them but they are outside the scope of our initial contract.
He disappears for two months.
Me: (After months of chasing him down) All right, well if you’re not going to respond, I’m going to close this contract. You can either pay me to get the final version, or I will find another buyer.
Client: No! I want it, I just need you to change one thing.
Me: Which is?
It’s been a month. He still hasn’t told me what that change is.