One client, a student, talked me into giving her a lower rate. I did, and she did not even bother to provide me with feedback in appreciation. Then another prospective client said, you charged this person this lower rate. Why can't I have that rate also? I explained that that was a one-time thing. He went elsewhere, but I had to put a stop to that. Older clients I give the rate they started me with, but I stick to my rate now. No exceptions.
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