How to: Never Work For Free

Not even once.

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Some people seem to think that because the word “freelancer” has FREE right in it, they deserve our services for free.

Sometimes they play it off like you’re doing them a favor. “You’ll get tons of exposure!”

Sorry, sir, but my landlord doesn’t accept “exposure” as a payment option when the rent comes due.

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Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com

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Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com

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