Most clients expect to pay photographers for their services. The problem is that many of us accept jobs we would rather not do at a lower rate. This means that we can get into a downward spiral of low income and low self-esteem. The best option is to ask for the lowest possible fee and negotiate for a better deal afterwards.
Be careful to pick the types of jobs you want to do. Choose jobs that suit your interests and strengths. For example, if you enjoy photography and are good at creating images that look natural, then you should choose jobs that involve photographing real people. If you are more interested in writing or editing, find jobs where you can use your skills. If you enjoy working in fashion or food, choose jobs that are creative or require you to use your creativity.