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The Value on Working for Free- The Debate

 The Value on Working for Free- The Debate

You want exposure? You want business? Do things for FREE.
Back in the days (the early years of pre-internet), when things were a bit more sane and less business-driven, people were doing things for free for the greater benefit of the community. Although these things were done in good faith, you might argue that in the grand scheme of things they didn’t have a little bit of strategy tied to them and so the idea of doing things for “free” may remain a big debate, but not for me. This is something I stand very firmly on.

I get very well compensated for my time and efforts and I still do things for free. So why? Because I am building VALUE. So true because somewhere down the road I am going to want something from you; a video view, a book purchase, a like, a share, etc and when that time comes, you are likely to do what I am looking for. Why? Because I have done something for you in the past, and in a weird way, I am almost guilting you to do what I need 

The Value on Working for Free- The Debate

Now, some will say that people can’t opt to work for free because they have got bills to pay and I understand that perfectly but the fact that people don’t consider doing things for free to further their exposure and build value within their community as part of a larger strategy is beyond me.

It’s those little “freebies” that are going to make it much easier for you to land those larger “jobs” when the time presents itself 

I hear people say all the time that you need to “pay the people” and “pay for the quality of the work.” yes, that is absolutely true BUT money is not the only way to pay people for their efforts. Simply giving people an the exposure, is an absolute way to compensate people, and is something I very strongly believe in. I am sure there are some of you that may have gone "romantic" on the issue, and completely disagree with me, and that’s okay. I respect that. But truthfully, I don’t think there’s a single person who has achieved a substantial amount of success that hasn’t done anything for free as a strategic move. 
The Value on Working for Free- The Debate

So if you’re asking me, the answer is a resounding YES. I will not be sold by anybody that hasn’t employed this type of spec work because I am truthfully ALL-IN on the strategy behind it.

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