I live in the great cold north, up in farm country. There is a lot of that up here, doctors bartering with farmers and dentist bartering with shop owners and vice versa. It's the way it was in olden times, if you didn't have money you could give a pig or chicken or if you bill was really high, land. That's how my in-laws got some nice property back about 100 years ago, as the town doctor he would treat people and if they couldn't pay for it they would have to give him something of value or that he could use. We actually found his ledger book with a listing of patients and what they owed and how they paid, money, pigs, butchered meat. Anyway its becoming less and less prevelent today, I don't work that way, I got burnt a few times being nice to people. -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Rob Smith Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 9:19 AM To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org' Subject: RE: Re: [thelist] A Beginner Freelance Question <snip> ...the pro bono sites... </snip> Speaking of which. I had a few weeks back have someone email me Washington DC who had a hair salon. She wanted a web site done but wanted to do it pro bono. I said that since I'm not in her area, we don't can't do that. So I gave her a deeply discounted price 1/2 off my normal rates. Her response was "No!". My response was "No!" She had a plan to exchange commodities (scratch my back and I'll scratch yours attitude). Do you come across these often? Rob -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !