I have designed a logo and a website for a company.
Because I took a little longer than usual (3 weeks), they are talking about hiring someone else.
I delivered the designs, (10 Logo Designs with at least 50 variations) and a website design. If they hire someone else, all my effort has gone to waste.
Should I still ask for my payment?
I think I should, but not the whole amount as said, like 20% of it.
Depends on your contract.
In general, absolutely, yes. You did the work, you provided it to the client, now their job is to pay you. I would not offer a discount (seriously, 50 variations?) but would keep it in mind for negotiation if needed. Given that you did so many variations, I would probably offer a 20% discount at most, but only if they were extremely hesitant at paying the invoice. In reality, I wouldn’t be happy with a discount – the work was done, after all.
In the future, though, I would suggest having a contract in place that specifies how many rounds of edits/variations/etc you would do. I would also specify that copyright of the intellectual property doesn’t transfer until the invoice is paid in full. That way, they can’t legally use any unpaid artwork. Spell things out in the contract as clearly as possible so that there aren’t any surprises for either of you.