I had contact with a possible client who
asked me to design something for her.
Her first email included
lots of emoticons. She ended by asking:
what is the minimal [sic] you would like to receive for this?
I explained the process and my normal
prices. Given the situation, I was willing to propose a very. VERY reasonable
price. I also mentioned that I’m currently
busy handling all kinds of projects and commissions but that I’d happily check
what’s possible, and that I’d have to charge a rush fee if the deadline was as
near as her first email suggested.
I hear nothing for two weeks, so I send
out a friendly reminder.
I’m sorry, but we have calculated our budget and [sad story] 🙁 so X is a lot
of money for us. Can’t you do it for Y [about 55% of X] and lots of love, hugs
and eternal gratitude 😉
I declined her offer of doing it for
half of what was already a very low rate.