So those of us who DO charge for our time / product / services come across people all the time who say: "I really like the idea of (thing you sell) but I have no money, but maybe if you (give me / do stuff for me) I can take (x $$ worth of) your (time / product / service) and maybe in the future I can pay you something or do something for you sometime?" Now I know how I deal with this. My paying clients, my lovely partner, my dog, my hunting buddies, my paying clients, my family, my paying clients, etc deserve my time so why would I give you my time for free? I mean you either don't value me enough to pay or you have no money. One or the other. If you have no money, then you are playing at a much lower level than I am and I cannot afford to risk my time, after all what guarantee do I have you will follow through with what I tell you? If you REALLY value what I do but you want to save money and have something you think I will want - by all means offer me VALUE in return, but fer crying out loud come up with SOMETHING to offer me, or if you aren't sure, ASK me what you could do in return? I wanted to get some feedback from people on how they address this? Do you cave in and do it for nothing? Do you handle it differently? Whats your take on this issue?