Client: Please submit work samples so I know if you’re right for my project.
Me: Here is a link to my portfolio site. My hourly rate is [x] with 50% up-front. Let me know if I can answer any questions!
Client: Oh wow, I love your work! Would you mind lowering your price?
I declined. A month later I received a message from the client.
Client: I found someone who did great work for a fraction of your price, see look at how good he is!
They attached a thumbnail with the other person’s work.
Me: Very glad it worked out! My rate is still the same. Best of luck!