Working for free? Pros and Cons
«I get very well compensated for my time and efforts and I still do things for free. So why? Because I am building VALUE. Somewhere down the road I’m going to want something from you — a video view, a book purchase, a like, a share, etc — and when that time comes, you’re likely to do what I’m looking for. Why? Because I’ve done something for you in the past, and in a weird way, I’m almost guilting you to do what I need»
Obviously: How are you going to pay your bills then? And people will probably expect you to do more work for free in the future.
So is it really worth it? Especially as a newbie graphic designer with no financial help from relatives I have my doubts here. Then again, I have worked for free for friends of mine. But will it have any benefits in the future? We will see. Right now I just really need a stable job to pay my bills. That’s where I stand on the matter right now.
What do you think about it? Let me know in the comments below!
Originally published at aninalikeschocolate.tumblr.com.