STOP ASKING ME TO DO MY JOB FOR FREE: A guide to being a decent friend to a photographer

Wow, this tells it like it is… and the same could be applied to writers! You know the score; a friend says, “Oh, I’m writing a book, could you help me with it?” or, “Hey, do you fancy doing some work on my blog/website/newsletter? It’s all good exposure…” I have to say, all of the ‘exposure’ work I have done up until now is not paying the bills. Truthfully, it is not paying anything…

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Raise your hand if you have a friend who is a photographer.  Now, raise your hand if you’ve ever asked that friend to do their job for free.  No seriously.  RAISE YOUR HAND. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU.  Because you’ve all done it.  How do I know?  Because I have a lot of friends and way too many of you have invited me to parties and told me to bring my camera or told me about this cool project idea you have that you’re certain I would love to be a part of.

Here’s the deal.  I MIGHT love to be a part of it.  AND, if I would, I’ll volunteer.  BUT STOP ASKING ME TO DO IT FOR FREE!  Ask to hire me.  THIS IS MY JOB!

Stay tuned long enough and I’ll give you the script for exactly how TO get us to do our job for free…

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