I received an inquiry via LinkedIn that started out extremely flattering in regard to the work shown in my portfolio which is why she was contacting me. This was from an actual LinkedIn user and business - I did my research on LinkedIn, Google, and their own website. Their project request was quite involved: \u201cWe need a completely new design of our logo.\u201d \u201cWe need a completely new design of our website.\u201d Sounds good so far, right? And here's where I started laughing: \u201cWe are looking for a 24-hour turnaround." "We will allocate only 3-5 hours to this project." \u201cWe will only pay if we like the design.\u201d Everything about this timeline is unreasonable, plus who takes a risk of not being paid for their work? When contacting a web designer: \tPlan your project with reasonable deadlines. \tStop asking web designers to work for nothing.