I’m a freelance illustrator. I’m pretty new to the scene
so I’m still learning. The client needed two illustrations of themselves for a
charity page. Simple enough, although they wanted both pictures done to their
expectations within 24 hours.
Me: I can do that, however with the deadline
being so close by, I’m going to have to charge a rush fee for a total of $200.
Client: Oh, that’s outside of my budget, this is
for charity and I don’t work. I can only do it for $80.
Me: I understand your position. That price may
be negotiable if the deadline can be extended, that way I don’t have to charge
you for the rush fee.
Client: How much longer are we talking? I can
extend the deadline, but then I’d only pay you $40.
I politely declined and wished them luck on their
project, thinking to myself how if I wanted to be paid $40 for two
illustrations, I could just go back to deviantART.