Working for Gratis
However, this doesn’t mean that individuals or companies should take advantage of this.
I am open to conducting workshops and trainings for free. I even help out budding bloggers the basics of blogging. And yes, I will help you out market or promote your products and services for free if I like those products and services.
Working for gratis gives me a chance to practice my skills and improve my work experience. More importantly, it gives me a chance to help out people who deserve the help. It creates goodwill and gives me a much larger network.
I enjoy working for gratis because there is, for me, an inexplicable joy in helping out people and companies especially when they share the same passions as I do.
On the other hand, no, I won’t and will never work for gratis for a company who has treated me unfairly, who has hired and fired me for unexplained or unsubstantiated reasons. And yes, I will overcharge you if you do decide to re-hire me.
I am not hard to deal with and I often undercharge for my services as long as you treat me properly. Otherwise, do not even expect a line, catchphrase or a single photo from me.
So yes, I am very much willing to lend a helping hand to those who need it, whether you need a write up, a speech, photos, coverage, an emcee, a facilitator, or whatever skill you need from me. I don’t require much from you, just treat me fairly.
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