next time someone asks you to work for free, show them this

Funny, but painfully true.   Especially at the end “why don’t you show us what you did so we can do it in house next time”


5 thoughts on “next time someone asks you to work for free, show them this”

  1. Funny stuff.

    I find it funny that anywhere outside the western world this is pretty normal stuff. It’s very typical to negotiate. I’ve lived in Brazil for a short time doing some work and stuff I would never think of negotiating for here, I do there.

    Oh well, still funny.

  2. It took me a while to get around to watching the video since you posted it, but it was worth it! People just don’t understand that they’re paying for expertise and creativity, *especially* in photography.

    I recently shot a small wedding for some friends, absolutely free and happy to do it. A few weeks later I was chatting to the groom and he told me, quite astonished, that he’d been looking on the web for wedding photographers and some of them charged $1,000. I said “that’s cheap! A good photographer should cost at least $3,000.” After that I think he appreciated what I’d done for him a little bit more.

  3. I got home from work yesterday anrtefoon and mowed the lawn and blew leaves before the rain came today. After I mowed my lawn, I went next door to my neighbors house and mowed his lawn and blew the leaves off his property. I slipped a pay it forward card under his door mat when I was finished. He came over and thanked me for what I’d done, and also asked me about pay it forward. I often do things for other people, but yesterday it felt a little different because it gave me the opportunity to tell him about paying it forward; also in hopes that it would have a chain reaction and many lives would be effected by such a positive and simple notion of paying it forward .

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