Tag Archives: working for free

When Doing Free Work

For the counterpoint to yesterday’s post telling people to not take solicitations of free work from friends, here’s what you need to do if you offer to do free work: Be Professional. That means do things like ask & be aware of a schedule, notify people if you’re going to slip or bail on the commitment,

Don’t Take Free Work

Inspired by a conversation I had with a friend recently, I have some advice for all new writer-publishers[1]: Friends will offer help when you’re in need. They’ll offer to do some writing for free, or editing for free, or art for free, whatever. When they do, politely decline or offer to pay. Never take free.[2]