Go ahead and panic because I don’t take photos for free.

Great freelancing advice

Biddy Horne Photography

Turning Down Work Will Make You More Successful

Walking away from potential jobs may be the best thing you can do for your creative career. 

The jobs you’re taking may be costing you.  Whether you’re a photographer, video editor, director or other creative professional, knowing when to say no to certain jobs will increase the quality of your overall work, make you better skilled and keep your career focused.  Follow this guide for knowing when to walk away.

NO, LOW OR DEFERRED PAYMENT

Freelance

Would you ask a chef to work for free?  No.  What about his apprentice, the dishwasher?  Of course not.  They’re also getting paid.  So, why then do people feel it’s ok to askcreative professionals to work for free under the guise of “good exposure”? Working for free degrades your valueeven if you’re just dipping your toes into the business.  If there’s a…

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