Re: Tired of giving out technical advice for free

Subject: Re: Tired of giving out technical advice for free
From: Annamaria Profit <inteltek2 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 00:53:04 -0500

Emily,
Just be direct, sister! "Thank you for your kind words. I am a consultant and my regular research rate is $XXXXXX. If you are interested my researching the questions you asked, I'd be more than happy to draw up an estimate for the work. I look forward to doing business with you!" ; ))) That ought to empty out your in-box! ; ))) I've always found the most effective statement was the direct one! Your plain-spoken colleague!

At 01:09 PM 2/24/02 -0800, Emily Berk wrote:

Can you suggest some polite way for me to reply by saying, "I'm so glad you liked the piece I published. Wouldn't you like to hire me as a consultant so I could feel good about answering your question while also feeding my family?"

Annamaria Profit
E-mail: inteltek2 -at- earthlink -dot- net
URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~inteltek2
"Where it is possible, live in peace with all men."
(Romans 12:18)



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