We were doing edits for a client who were seeing great results in sales, brand awareness, etc. Then they let us know they can’t pay for our services anymore because they’ve mismanaged money on their side.
Then we had this conversation…
Client: Will you guys finish the edits for the Time magazine ad?
Me: Are you going to pay us for it?
Client: We just talked about how we can’t pay you for this month’s work.
Me: So… you want us to keep working on an ad that you can’t pay us for, so that you can then pay to place the ad in Time magazine?
Me: No we’re not going to do that.
This made the client FURIOUS.
Client: I can’t believe you won’t finish work you started!