Good advice is expensive … or is it?
“Dear Sir or Madam,
At first we thought it was either a joke or spam, but after taking a closer look we realized that this helpless soul seriously was asking us for advice. This left us with a bit of a dilemma: How were we supposed to react, or should we bother to answer at all?
After all, we like to think of ourselves as designers with a decent reputation and excellent, first-rate clients. Wouldn’t it be unfair to them if we started giving out free advice?
On the other hand, we also like to think of ourselves as a very approachable, down-to-earth lot — so what would be the best thing to do?
So in the end, we hope that our mystery emailer will indeed hold our free advice very dear — and maybe even give it a special place, perhaps even something along the lines of the quote from Canadian author Gordon R. Dickson:
“Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.”