This is a chat I just had from someone who found me on LinkedIn.
Client: Since COVID you probably have a lot of free time, huh? Are you desperate for work?
Me: Things have definitely slowed down a bit. Is there anything you need help with?
She sent back a long-winded message about how she needs a rebranding for her business that is coming back from bankruptcy.
Me: That's in my wheelhouse and sounds like a very interesting project! What's your budget for this?
Client: I just told you I'm bankrupt. Since you're not working I was hoping you would do this for free. It's called FREE time when you're not working, right? ;)