The Four-Letter Word That Freelancers Truly Hate to Hear

It's not what you think. Admittedly, there are a lot of things that bother freelancers. For example, most freelancers don't like bad clients. Many don't like criticism. And some don't like unreasonable deadlines. But the one thing that most freelancers agree upon is they don't want to work for free. Yes, "free" is that four-letter word that freelancers hate. In this post, I'll discuss the problem of … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Do You Ever Work for Free?

As freelancers, we need to earn a profit or we'll go out of business. But, if you're like me you also get a lot of requests from people who want you to do work for them for free. Sometimes, they offer something or some service in exchange (barter), but most often they simply want us to do something for them because they can't afford to pay for our regular services. … [Read more...]