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So the editor of a website I was writing Dancing With The Stars reviews for emailed me to ask if I could do it this season (along with normal pleasantries--hope your well, yada yada). I'm trying to think of a polite way to say I'll do it if I get paid this time. Obviously if he wants me back, he thinks I have something to offer. Maybe that with my busy schedule (he doesn't need to know I'm not THAT busy) and ill parents, I can't afford to devote much time to something that won't bring in a little extra money? I don't know. Suggestions?

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Date: 2013-03-06 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] femme-slash-fan.livejournal.com
Try this: "I'd love to take up your offer, however I will need a little money in exchange for my services..."

Almost always works.

(and I am such a pants friend, I'm sorry!)

Date: 2013-03-06 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jujuberry136.livejournal.com
Woo hoo on being asked! That's always a good step. I think the best way to respond is to say you're now a freelancer and you are happy to discuss your rates with him at his convenience. That way you give the impression of being willing to negotiate on price but also state up front you are only writing for cash now. If you start bringing ill parents and busy schedule in to it, he might balk and use that as an excuse.

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