How NOT to work for free

How NOT to work for free

workforfreeThis past week the Toronto Star published a great article on polite but direct responses when you are asked to work for free.

“What to say when you are asked to work for free” by Rhonda Abrams

http://www.thestar.com/business/personal_finance/2013/11/19/what_to_say_when_youre_asked_to_work_for_free.html

“If you own a small business or are self-employed, sooner or later you will be asked to work for free. The more successful you become, the more requests you’ll get. But with the right response, you can turn these freeloaders into something positive.

You may want or need to work for free, especially when you’re just starting out to build a resume, client list or broaden your skills. At any time, you may be happy to donate your time and talent to good causes or very good friends.

Here are some ways to respond to common requests…”