I recently completed a gig that paid well for what I consider to be my basic services. I.E. session, prelim edits, proofs posted, images selected for further edits, provide images. However, this particular client ended up requesting quite a bit more editing and processing: three different rounds of revisions, more involved edits, etc.
I didn't feel comfortable coming back asking for more money since I didn't exactly define clearly what my services were. So I did perhaps 4 additional hours of editing without additional fee. I realize this is my mistake but not sure how to address it for future projects. Is it simply a matter of defining these issues in the contract? Basically spelling out what is included for the negotiated fee and any additional work will require additional fees? Or should I just negotiate a fee that covers me regardless and if the edits required are less on a particular job, I just have more profit built in?
I am admittedly just starting out and even though I am happy to making decent money at this part time, I want to find ways to avoid this situation in the future. Any thoughts?