Clients have it easy with Stocklogos!
A one off fee for a design submission and days later countless designs appear! The client can request lots of changes and revisions with no additional cost and with no incentive to actually buy a finished design! In the real world this simply will not happen. Designers can charge for any additional artwork changes to reflect the type of work that is being done etc?
So what is the solution?
I would propose that the client has to specify a fixed price for any design, for example $500, and has to pay at least 30% of that figure up front which is none refundable before any work is submitted by designers. Stocklogos keeps on record the payment details of the client and takes the final 70% payment on completion if a logo is chosen. Failing a logo being chosen Stocklogos takes its cut/percentage of the deposit and the rest is divvied out to all those designers that submitted designs for the brief. So the designers get some money for their efforts albeit a small amount. This will encourage better work for all the designers and will help keep moral up, but will also provide incentives too. There has already been some derision from some designers about not submitting work to briefs simply because clients are really getting away with far too much.
It's not perfect, but if clients can submit briefs knowing full well they can only pay $30 and still walk away, it's likely to encourage stealing of designs for a very little fee. By introducing a fixed percentage system of a total amount, it will encourage (hopefully) those who are serious about buying work from those who are not. I would also propose that a logo brief has a minimum fee applicable of $100 and not $50.
What do you guys think?