What’s In It For Me?
Fee not Free?
I’ve discussed this in the past about the value of your work and why cheap or free isn’t professional. However, there is a big difference between selling your services cheap because clients don’t see the value in them, or you don’t value your own work. And valuing your work enough to use your skills for something good. There are thousands of community organisations all over the country that rely on others goodwill to survive. Whether they be homeless shelters, food banks, crisis centres or grassroots sports, they are run by teams of volunteers that give up their time to help others. These organisations are underfunded and overstretched and without the kindness of others would not be in a position to help others. If you were in a position of need, wouldn’t you want to know that someone was there to help you?
That’s very different to a large corporation trying to drive you down on price and get a pint of blood out of you along with some cheap work. Or the person that wants you to work for free just because they don’t want to pay your value. Big difference.