We often hear that you can’t produce something cheaply, of good quality, and fast. What if I told you that you can. Like anything else, you simply need to change your outlook.
If you go in with the mindset that you are producing something cheap, you are saying it is of bad quality. Instead, if something is cost-effective, it is in the parameters of the budget allotted for the project. Always understand how much the budget is. Prepare an estimate or a quote, and have it approved before the start of the project. Then, you don’t have to sacrifice value for the cost.
Just like preparing a cost estimate, fashion a time schedule. Find out when the project is due, and aim to do it before the due date. Even if it is by only one day. Make sure the timeline is reasonable. Most people want things done yesterday, but understand that that is impossible. Create milestones to review the project with the client to make sure that what you are doing is on track. Listen to the client and revise accordingly. Agree on a finite amount of revisions, so that you don’t endlessly go back and forth.
Finally, ask questions. Then ask more questions. Then research, research, research! The more you know the better. Once you understand what you are doing, it’s more challenging to sacrifice quality. We often fail at producing something good, because we don’t understand the parameters.
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