So, here's my situation. I'm about to finish one web content writing project on Freelancer.com. Everything is running smoothly at the moment. My client wants me to write him a slogan or two he can use for his product and on the website itself. That's not my thing, but I'm flattered. In terms of experience I can only say that I saw all seven seasons of the Mad Men two times, lol. I would really like to do it, but I need to make sure this is a win-win for both my client and myself. How? Well, I have come up with this strategy and I would like to hear what experienced and proven copywriters have to say about it.
So, here's my plan. I would say to my client. I will begin with the five suggestions. You will comment. Based on your comments I will new set of five suggestions - slogans. And so on and on, until we reach 20 or 30 or 50 slogans. We say stop. And, I get paid. I don't care whether you like them or not. I don't care if you are going to use one or all of them. In this case, you are paying me for my time, not for my results. Is this a fair thing to suggest? Let me remind you. On Freelancer.com there are Contests not only the Projects. So, for example, you want a logo for your company, you launch a Contest. Freelancers submit their ideas and designs. The one you like the most would be the only one you will have to pay for. So, I will say to my client. It's my way or the highway. If you don't like my idea, then post a Contest.
Why do I have to be this way? Well, I have no intention to invest dozens of hours and then to hear something like, oh no, I like neither or them. On the second thought, I don't need this slogan extra work. Yet, I want to treat my client as he deserved with respect. He wants some extra work and he's willing to pay for it. Maybe I should say something like, my slogans are my bonuses for you. You don't have to pay for them. Like them use them. Don't like them no hard feelings. What do you say? What's the best way to solve this situation so it's acceptable and fair for both parties? There has to be some kind of an acceptable solution. Thanks in advance.