Are you an artist or creative that finds themselves working a lot for free in exchange for “exposure”? Or just working free in general? If you said “Yes”… it’s okay because we’ve all done it. A lot of prospects offer “exposure” as a means of payment for creative services.

Unfortunately, this is because the creativity community has set this standard by saying “yes” to these kinds of opportunities, and many people aren’t used to paying for creative services. This is why we have to come together as a community to set the standard, and to either get paid for our services or get something of immense value in return.

It’s important for you to know that “exposure” is NOT valuable because it’s not guaranteed. The artist NEVER wins in these kinds of deals. This is why I wanted to share some ways to better navigate these conversations and help you come out the other end of the deal feeling like a winner!

In this episode, I discuss…

  • Why artists and creatives should stop doing work for free
  • Ways to turn those “work for exposure” conversations into a win-win
  • How to get clients to pay you if they want you to work for free
  • What you should tell your friends and family if they want work for free
  • Different ways to work with charities without having to do work for completely free
  • And so much more!

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