I had a childhood friend contact me about a big
project he wanted me to do. He wanted ten paintings and four graphic
illustrations within three weeks’ time.
Client: So I just want you to know, I do intend to pay you for this.
Me: Great. My hourly rate for design work is $X and the paintings would be
$X each, considering the sizes you wanted.
Client: Oh, well I don’t actually have a budget for this. Money is really tight
on my end. Would I be able to just take you to lunch at Chick-Fil-A as payment?