Client: I’ve written and released a book, but my original cover looks hastily done and cheap. I would like a cover illustrated of the same scene, but done more professionally.
Me: Okay, that’s definitely doable. Here are my rates.
Client: Oh no, I have no money for this project. I could maybe offer you up to $20 but you’d be doing God’s work. You should embrace this opportunity and illustrate the cover for no charge.
Me: Well, I think God would probably like you to pay a fair wage.