Of course I offered to pay him. I should hasten to add that, because it's sadly not obvious these days.
From my experience working for a fiction podcasting company, Escape Artists (Escape Pod / Pseudopod / Podcastle) I know how affordable these payments usually are. I could have paid for it out of Patreon donations.
A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
Convention info: https://penguicon.org