I just want to bring this up, a tech company asked me to make a gif for $500 bucks recently. Thats not a lot of money no matter what level you are. I looked them up on crunch base, they have over 200 million in funding!!
We need to put a stop to this. If its a small publication doing interesting stuff then okay, I'll hook it up. But stop letting big companies get away with this shit.
These content companies would be nothing without people like us making them stuff, so stop agreeing to bullshit fees.
you can check how much a company has in funding easily by visiting crunchbase.
That is all.