Freelancing means FREE, right?
Here’s what to say when you get those dreaded requests for free work from potential or past clients.
Option One – Freelancers die from exposure
Thanks for your interest in my services, but at this time I am unable to work for free or for exposure. If you would like to hire me, a rough quote for this project would be $____ - $____.
Please let me know if you'd like to move forward, and I'll send you an official quote.
Option Two – When something breaks months after you launched it
I checked out your site and see what you’re talking about–I’d be happy to help at my hourly rate of $____. I’d estimate the fix to cost $____.
I also offer monthly retainers if you’d like regular maintenance and support. Let me know if you’re interested.
Once I have the okay from you (just respond to this email), I’ll schedule the fix and shoot you over an invoice!