If they could earn you a bunch of clients, I would never oppose the idea of you writing free samples for every Tom, Dick, and Harry who shows the slightest ray of hope to give you work.
But, it does nothing for you. Nothing.
Except you end up writing yourself off for someone who-
- Will use your writing.
- Will not pay you for it.
- Will not sign you up for further work.
This breaks my heart. It really does.
If you already have published links and samples of the kind of content this person is asking for, avoid creating another sample “just because they tell you to”.
However, if the requirements are very specific and you don’t have something that matches what they need, you may write one. May.
Only after you qualify your lead.
Which brings me to this- (Sorry for the hopping)