Who's ready to stop working for free? Hopefully you are! If you have any doubts, consult this handy chart below. Start in the middle and work your way to your answer!
NoThe word "start-up" is used pretty loosely by businesses to get you to charge them less.
NoThis is one of the most toxic things anyone can say to you.
NoSeriously, MAKE IT RAIN!
NoJust because a business isn't profitable, that doesn't make them a non-profit.
Noplus angry letter.
YesI'm shocked you made it this far in the chart. You could have been done with the project already!
YesDon't be lame. You owe them.
NoYippee. The promise of more cheap/free work. Hooray.
is it fora legitimate business?
is it foryour friend?
is it fora charity or non-profit?
YesBut don't be their slave. Clearly define what you can and can't do for them.
is it foryour mom?
YesDouble karma points.
NoThey probably have a budget for you if they're charging the client.
YesYou may end up broke, but you'll be knee deep in promised organs.
NoCompanies often ask their employees about friends hungry for work and use the friend connection to take advantage.
NoYou're no prostitute!
Yes22 hours of labor and you can't do ONE SINGLE garage sale flyer?? COME ON!
YesWhy not? Good karma and all.
NoNo way. Who wants to work for free under those conditions? Contact the charity directly and THEN work for free.