Should you work for free? by Seth Godin
Most of us have been in this situation, we make choices that revolve around “To work for free, or to not work for free?”. In some cases I’ve seen people take the irrational route and without giving it much thought declaring that THEIR time is worth more than working for free. While this can be true in some cases, I think it’s important to look at it from all angles. Is there really anything to gain from the opportunity that is “free”? When I read this post this morning (as I read Seth Godin every morning), it made it clear. Sometimes working for free is not an option, it simply doesn’t make sense. There are times when working for free is what you NEED, even when you don’t want to. That willingness to see the bigger picture, to have a strategy on how each action is related will allow you to determine if it’s worth it. By all means make the decision that is best for you, just don’t forget to see the bigger picture.
The more generous you are with your ideas, and the more they spread, the more likely it is your perceived value goes up. – Seth Godin
Read Seth Godin’s post – Should you work for free? He shares some really good insight and even some tips on how you can make the call between free work and paid work.