A client told me the other day that she plans to hire a college student here in our university town to do most of my job for less money. You know, I’d do the same thing if I were in her shoes (if the student can turn out high-quality work).
I also had another client who hired an intern without pay. Now that doesn’t sit right with me but the point is someone can always do your job for less money or no pay in exchange for the experience unless you have something unique that separates you from your competitors.
Or your only hope is to find a boss who doesn’t live in a university town.