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3 Reasons a Designer Should Never Work for Free

You’re too valuable for doing so.

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You frequently hear requests to work for free if you're a beginner UX designer. Because of your career start, you have almost no experience, and it’s hard for you to find great gigs.

If you want to work via Upwork, many people recommend doing free gigs first. It sounds like you need to build your…




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Olha Bahaieva

Olha Bahaieva

UX/UI Designer @Dish • I write about UX/UI Design, Career & Personal Growth • Get 100+ UX/UI design tools collection: https://olhabahaieva.ck.page/52893cef89

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