Should You Work for Free?

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While this clever "Should You Work for Free?" chart is for designers, it can be applied to any profession. So if you are a programmer, a writer, an engineer or have any payable talent or knowledge, follow it. [Jessica Hische]



I need this chart when it comes to fixing computers. I have rates clearly marked on my website, but it's a slippery slope when you throw in the "friend" factor. Plus, my rates are so high, I wouldn't want to pay them! Oh glorious days when someone does actually pay though. Is $30/hr plus parts really too much to ask?