Free SEO Advice
I like free things just like everybody else. However, I recognize that when something is free it likely comes with some caveats. For example, the free blog SEO review I offer is limited in scope. I'll happily give you some tips to improve your blog, but you're not going to get the attention I would give to a paying customer. You can't blame me for that, can you?
Offering free advice, SEO or others can have the negative effect of devaluing one's skills and knowledge. Once you've set the precedent, the people you're working with expect more free services or at best heavily discounted services. It's a never-ending spiral that I used to get sucked in to back when I started out as an independent consultant.
Nowadays I know better than to offer much of my time for free. And where I used to feel guilt saying no to someone, I know understand that it's just business. The requester is simply trying to get the price in the same way that I'm trying to make the most money. Saying no isn't insulting and any professional business person won't take it personally. Instead, they'll either move on and completely forget about you or they'll show their true interest in your services and begin the negotiation process.
So if you want free SEO advice out of me, sorry but you won't get it. Of course, I'm always open to barters. I can almost always use graphic design help and I would happily exchange my SEO expertise for it.