Monday, November 10, 2008
When to work for free? Almost never.
Here's a link to When to Work for Free, a November 9 article in The New York Times by freelance writer Michelle Goodman. Her conclusion: It doesn’t matter if you’re a dog walker, a Web designer or a tax preparer. When you agree to work for free, you reinforce people’s misguided ideas that the self-employed are independently wealthy hobbyists. Don’t degrade your profession by letting a cheap client take advantage of you.