Lately I have been wanting to improve my blog. One of the things I wanted to improve on my site is the header. I was going to order a header but then my friend surprised me with one that she had made for me. She too had noticed I need a more professional header. I thought it was great! She had made it in my favorite color and everything. She has even offered to make some changes. I thanked her for the header and asked her how much she was going to charge for it. I told her I didn’t have the money right now but I could pay her later. She let me know that there was no charge. She said if it were a business proposition she would have let me know up front. Which I truly believe her. She is an honest business person. She actually makes tutus for a living which made me even more honored that she made this header for me. I just felt that I should ask her if there was a a charge.
I’ve actually seen post from other Facebook friends where family members or friends expected a discount for their work because they knew them. I feel a person should be paid for their services unless they choose to do a discount or let that service be free. I don’t think it should just be assumed that someone will do something for free. I’m actually glad I asked my friend that question. She did such a fantastic job I had to at least offer.
When someone volunteers to do a service and doesn’t bring up a price do you offer to pay or do you assume the service is free?