…. for every time someone expects me to do something free, give free advice, free guidance, a free talk, work on an exciting, high visibility project at a reduced rate or on an exchange of service I’d make more money than I do by mostly only working with paying clients. So the cartoon below from Webdesigner Depot really resonated with me.
This post is dedicated to everyone who does free, reduced rate or exchange of service with a suggestion that you STOP doing this – there’s rarely a really justifiable reason for doing free or cheap.
Tell yourself: I’m almost never free – I’m never cheap – The only exchange I do is my knowledge & experience for your $$$ (preferably paid on time).