Working for free as a student & as a professional

Idea of working for ‘FREE’ & getting no money or any sort of monetary returns for your valuable work is like insulting yourself for no reason.

There are few reasons that will teach you to value your work & don’t allow other to thought that your services are worthless, & give them a mind set that they can tear you down at anytime from work,

I have jot down the points that why You should not or never work for free even if it’s for your best friends’ startup business….

Keep this in Mind:

When you work for ‘FREE’

  • Your client thinks your work is that shit which available free at open market
  • So he thinks your work fetch no values
  • Working for free never saves somebody’s money but it allows the user or your dumb client to insult you back
  • Person for whom you are working for free has no value of your work so he has no value of your time as they say, ‘Time is Money’
  • Person for whom you are working for free will always unavailable for meetings or he will reschedule a meeting after commencement of meeting for no reason because he has no time or to show that he is busy with something more important than your time
  • If you are investing your Valuable time, Valuable Work, Talent & Expertise divided by FREE value i.e. Zero Value Fetches Zero Value Itself with no returns… Try this Equation, (Your Work + Your Time + Your Expertise) / Available for FREE = ZERO Value
  • Never believe in person who says work for free on my job you may not get money but you will get name & publicity… This is the shit idea of client who wants his shit work to be done for same no value…
  • Never believe in a person with superior authority perhaps a MBA Graduate who says just do this work & mail it to me ASAP. What he really means is “You being a designer will never get the credit”, “I have done MBA & you are my resource”. I would just suggest you in this situate to talk with CEO or COO instead of your company as he may be having more value of said job
  • It’e always best being strict to say NO to person than accepting a same free job for no reason
  • I have one experience one person saying to me that this is social work so that you should design my website for free or no charge
  • BTW value other’s work too…

So it shows working for FREE as a Student & Professional is no smart decision.

Hope it helps…

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

Published by Mandar Apte

Mandar is a Mumbai-based multi-disciplinary designer with UX/UI, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design expertise. He currently runs his Mudrkashar Linguistic Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac app business in the heart of Mumbai city.

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