The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad “Friends & Family Discount”

“Do you think you could me a favor?”

“Hey, I told my friend you’d do some work for them.”

“Will you take a look at my resume?”

It always starts like this. A well-meaning friend or family member has a favor, and since you’re a professional, you are the perfect person to help them.

Of course, they probably don’t expect to pay you. Not your going rate, in any case. You might be able to score dinner.