ETA: Title should say word, not dollar!
I don’t know if “edit” is exactly the right word. Basically the person watched me help someone re-write a blog post, then PM’ed me a book they have written, with the following request:
I’m happy to help, but unless there is money in it, I can’t justify the time spent. This person did not mention money, and may be hoping for help pro-bono, friend-of-a-friend to friend-of-a-friend.
So I have a couple of problems I’m asking for advice about:
- Can I ask for money without coming off like a jerk?
- How much money would be reasonable to ask for?
- How long do you suppose this would take? (I haven’t looked at it at all yet so I can’t say much right now as to what kind of state it’s currently in.)
- What else do you think?