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Couldn't agree more. I've run across some really great people as clients, but the amount of work necessary to educate them just isn't worth the money I charge them - and it's just way too frustrating.

Hey thanks for the comment James, I'd love to have the time to educate all of the clients out there, but I just can't do it...I'd go insane. You're right, "just not worth it."

I actually had to let one prospect go today that felt I should lower my price because he previously hired a hack and wasted a lot of money. He felt I should make up for his mistake in hiring a cheap designer.

I responded with, "Should that affect me charging a fair rate for my services?" He didn't an answer...that sound you heard was another prospect getting verbal kung fu'd.

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    A very small sample of the actual illustrations drawn for the Being a Starving Artist Sucks, and Verbal Kung Fu for Freelancers book. The illustrations were done by: Matt Hein, Rich Arnold and Carlos Ponce - 3 outstanding designers.