Is the job done?
One lesson I learned doing translation is that it’s best to consider even completed jobs as incomplete. As with any art, perfection is impossible, and if you’re doing something that demands creativity, the job is never done. I don’t mean this in a negative sense at all, I mean it in a ‘you can always improve’ way.
If you’re taking on a creative job, especially something like translation or web design, understand that your customer is going to come back to you for updates and revisions. Include this in your quote. Tell them upfront that any and all revisions will either be included in the cost, or what your fees are once the initial job is done.
In that regard, it’s better to not consider the job done, well, at all really. By doing this, you gain the trust of your client, which is often more valuable than the time it takes to do the updates they ask. In turn, you can build better clientele too.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.
I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.
On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.
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