When a Client Wants to Pay with Trade, Michael Janda and Cassi Nicole. // How to handle a client who wants to pay with a trade of services. // Clients offer to trade all kinds of crazy things for design services. I once had a client offer my agency a freezer full of beefalo meat in lieu of some of their payment. In this video we discuss some things to consider when a client offers a trade deal. Most importantly, YOU are in control of your business. YOU dictate the terms, not your client.