With the current industry, some client nowadays look for more cheaper alternatives to process their communications, branding & marketing - and all they thought these are just expenses and not revenue earners - they are not! All those designs & artworks you've done for measly thousand bucks can generate your client a 10,000 times or more (profit). Now ask yourself "worth it ba?" o naloko ka lang nila? I've been working as a freelance designer for over 15 years, and we've set the bar higher. And while those new freelancers costing loose change, because you only want the project or client for your portfolio, think again - you're simply branding yourself as a cheap alternative artist. PS. I knew who designed the Jollibee logo and damned it's not even local (see they can afford). Experience this more than twice, to the point that I have to redo everything, charge them twice as much and became my life long client. There are times I advice the client to let the artist rework the project and stood as the art director.