Client: Hey, my old designer has been working on my site for 2 years, and it is still not done. The container is setup and so is the cart, but I need graphics and products uploaded.
Me: Since you are a friend, I will give you the friend rate of $35/h and exchange for product (I like is store, and that really cuts the fee per hour in half). You are looking at a minimum of 20 hours of work, which is $700. My fees will go up from there depending on what changes you want.
Client: Can we work out any sort of deal for payment?
Me: Well, your business sells a few things that I want and can’t afford. MSRP for these items covers about half the job, so give me that and I’ll do the job for 50%.
Client: That is insane. Do you have any idea what the tariff is on that? The other guy was doing it for free, I was hoping you’d do the same.