I’ve officially started hating the family, friends, neighbors and every other person I meet who is impressed knowing that I design and develop websites and comes up with a wish that I’d do it FREE for him. This has lately pushed me to the limits where I’ve stopped introducing myself as a developer anymore. I rather don’t get involved in conversations where I’ve to introduce my profession. I am sure that’s what happens with most of the professionals anyways.
On the other hand, there are clients who have projects with BIG IDEAS, Complex functionality, Hundreds of features and very short deadline with No Budget to spend. Or they would like to pay you something that they think is the “RIGHT BUDGET” for this project and they already have proposals lesser than that.
Here is an example of Craigslist ad related to how unethical and unprofessional sometimes people look towards other professionals but the Reply was Epic for this one!