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The Do’s and Don’ts of Working for Free

We’re all guilty of it, and sometimes, during the course of our careers, it almost feels like it’s deemed necessary, but I’m here to tell you that it’s not. Many freelancers, especially in more creative or artistic spaces are offered to do free work in return for “exposure”. There is a hefty amount of conversation that covers this issue online, including a very popular Imgur post, a famous comic, and a whole Twitter dedicated to it. The burning question here then is, when does writing for free for exposure cross the line of going from a win-win situation, to downward spiraling into plain and simple exploitation?

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