I do a little video editing as a hobby, not as an actual job, but it’s something I’m moderately good at.
My class in college was hosting a party and the people responsible for it wanted to hire a guy to make a short promotional video for it. They were complaining that they couldn’t find anyone who charged less than $200, and then one of them remembered I do this kind of thing.
Client: Can you make a quick little video?
Me: Sure, but I’m not a professional, so it definitely won’t come out looking professional.
Client: That’s okay! We just don’t have the 200 bucks to spend on this!
Me: Oh, well, I’m only gonna charge you a ticket to the party!
Tickets were $50.
Client: …But you do this as a hobby.
Me: Yes, but it’s gonna take time and effort, and I’m just asking for the price of actually going to the party.
Client: You know, you’re really lacking in school spirit. If you’re not gonna do this for free, we might as well hire a guy and pay the $200. At least it’ll be high quality.
They ended up not hiring anyone and there was no promotional video. The party, predictably enough, flopped.