If you’re a photographer, designer, developer, writer, freelancer or human, someone is going to ask you to work for free.
They might ask for a favor.
They might say you’ll get exposure.
They might even try to guilt you into turning your “no” into a “yes.”
What do you do in that moment? What if it’s a friend, family member or neighbor?
It took me years, but I finally figured out 3 words that completely diffuse the situation.
Not only do these words diffuse things, they often end up making you a lot of money in the process.
I made a quick video explaining the technique I use. It’s Velcro easy. (I think that’s going to be my new phrase to describe things that are ridiculously easy. I’m also trying to bring the word “mint” back from the 1980s. “This video is mint!”)
If you’re tired of being asked to do free projects, watch this.