A few weeks ago I received an Email requesting permission to include one of my Flickr photos in a web site being developed, and indicating a willingness to pay me $40 for limited rights to display the photo.
I wrote back that I was flattered that someone liked my photo and would authorize free use, unless there was a legal requirement for remuneration; in which case I would accept a nominal fee of one dollar.
Yesterday, I received the contract for signature in the mail, accompanied by a check for $1.00.
By my reckoning, this officially makes me a Professional Photographer! 😀 …….Woot! Woot!