A bit of advice needed here.
I have a prospect who is at the contract signing stage of the project. Leading up to this point there have been a few of those moments where a little voice in my head was whispering 'run!'.
The main nags were:
1. He had already designed his existing website and so has a little knowledge, a dangerous thing
2. He fell out with his last developer for 'not delivering'
3. His final words before I sent the proposal were 'keep it cheap'
4. He has received the contract and deposit invoice but has just emailed saying he wants to 'amend about 5 points to alter his rights' in the contract.
All of this really gives me a bad feeling.
So really I'd like to know how to approach this. Should I refuse point blank to change the contract or should I see what those amendments are? Should I use this as an opportunity to ditch him or is that unprofessional at this point?
It is also a little awkward as the prospect is a referral from a guy who has always been the perfect client.