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Doing unpaid work?

We, as everyone, get called up to do a free pitch.

No one wants to work for free. You even shouldn’t want to have work done for free. Money establishes leverage and enforces responsibility. Also, if you’re looking for the best result, are you sure you want to hire the one that has space to do work for free?

When they say yes and deliver the pitch, what do you have to gain? You’ll have something to judge. Something that is neither representative nor well made. Hence, free work.

If you’re not sure how to go about a project on the buyer side, call someone you respect and ask them. Or, you know, google it. There is enough information from great sources to make a well-informed decision.

There will always be someone willing to do free work. There will always be someone asking for it. If you’re one of those looking for something remarkable, take another route. Service businesses are complete professionals, not just working hands for rent. 

What do you want?

Martin Uhnak