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Old 04-01-2011, 03:58 PM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

That's funny, Doug!

Remember, the less a client pays, the more they expect...
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:33 AM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

My only problem is, "food is not free" and the guys at the top are usually getting theirs.

Here is a video clip of free versus paid:LINK

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Old 04-02-2011, 10:26 PM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

An ex-boss of mine once told me that if you don't make enough money to drive to work, why work. Cheaper just to stay home and save on the gas. Those words I kept to heart over the years. Food for thought.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:15 AM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

This is the most controversial subject I have seen on the web. A lot of controversy.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:46 PM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

in the film industry, i've always heard that getting your name on the credits was often worth more than any pay one might receive and consequently, especially folks just breaking in, would do whatever work they were in for free.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:31 AM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

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in the film industry, i've always heard that getting your name on the credits was often worth more than any pay one might receive and consequently, especially folks just breaking in, would do whatever work they were in for free.
Yes, Kraelin, I have heard this too ... But if they do not have someone paying their daily bils they have to take second job. For example as a cleaning staff. Isn't better to ask your rate for the work you love? The other question is how many times did they do this? And when they recognised they can ask for money? How many credits is enough to get paid?
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:47 AM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

creativeretouch,
i have no idea. i would guess it's like a loss-leader or advertising; you keep doing it till someone starts asking for you by name or volunteering to put you on the payroll. and heck, i dont really even know if it's done. it's just something i heard years and years ago
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:33 AM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

Craig,

I am surprised that people did not start to pay for this opportunity yet ... I hope we are not going to pay for a possibility to work in the future maybe this is the way how magazines can get out off the financial crisis ...

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Old 04-12-2011, 03:59 AM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

I came accidentally across this video today - basically it is targeted to web designers but I think it brings up important informations for any freelancer:

http://vimeo.com/22053820
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