After reading the title don't conclude that I am going to share the reasons for not working with clients who have low budgets, but want to share some of my personal experiences and associated learnings.
The journey with such clients started 5 years back when I wanted to try myself and see if I can deliver professional results & can create good impact for some business. Most of my initial experiences starting with shooting products for e-commerce websites (not very popular names, in fact many of them are closed now :) ). I had to shoot 50 products approximately in a day. Not very creative work but challenging one from lighting perspective. So my main motivation was to learn something new and put my best in these shoots. All the payments happened on time and over the months, I started getting lot of leads through these clients. I was lucky to have some of these professional clients, but slowly started meeting different sorts of folks.