Monday, February 7, 2011

Motivation to Work for Free

Written by: Jawar
Posted: 04 Feb 2011 07:06 AM PST
It is by all means best to work for the experience and connections you’ll make along the way. However, every living organism has a belly that needs to be feed to sustain life for any extended period of time. In your youth the thought is that you have more energy and hustle than you know what to do with, so this is the time to work for experiences and connections. The goal is that as you become seasoned (veteran) -if you will you should have gained enough wisdom, information, connections and resources to warrant others wanting and NEEDING to pay you for your expertise.

As your experience increases you’ll begin to have a knowledge on when others should begin offering and/or you should begin requesting money. It may go something like this. Hey, JAWAR, we would like for you to speak on Dec 20, 2008 at our conference. I’d reply that’s great, but with rising fuel and food cost I want be able to make this trip, because I’ve exhausted all of my financial (marketing) resources for the year. No, problem JAWARwe will pay for your plane ticket, hotel and ground accommodations. Additionally, we will give you a food stipend of $75/day and pay you your normal speaking fee. We’ll also give you a table to sign and sell your books during the conference. JAWAR, would you be needing anything else?

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