March 8th, 2012 by Bob Bly
Should I consult or otherwise work for you for free?
RS seems to think so. She writes: “I am asking about the landing page on my web site at URL. I have had very low response and have sold very little product.”
Of course, I cannot answer unless I click on the link, go to RS’s web site, and analyze it.
RS expects me to do this for free. Should I be flattered or annoyed? Mostly, I am the latter.
She is asking me to do for her, for free, work that my clients pay for.
Why should I?
This happens all the time, by the way. People ask me almost every day, “Can you take a quick look at my web site?” When I tell them “No, I can’t,” they are offended.
Never mind that their auto mechanic charges to give their car an inspection. They automatically assume I should work for them for free.
If I looked at and commented on all the web sites people want me to review without compensation, I would have no time to serve my clients, who are the ones that pay my bills.
How is that fair?
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