Okay—real talk for a second.
I get a lot of requests. The majority of them go nowhere, and if I invested time in chasing every one of them down, I’d never get any client work done. I encourage you to tell me what you do and what you’re looking for, to save us both time and help me determine if the project is within my skill set, my interests, and my schedule. Please give me enough information about the nature and timing of your project so that I can best respond. Your time is valuable, and so is mine!