Okay guys. I am doing something currently that EVERYONE is adamantly against. Free work.
I’m finally at a point where I know exactly what I want to do. Where I want my focus to be, and currently don’t have the clients that I want. So I am 1. doing my #HashtagScarletLetters passion project. But also reaching out to boss babes that are KILLING it to see if they want to work with me. FOR FREE.
I know, what you’re thinking. I feel like I can feel the death stares from every graphic designer/illustrator across the globe right now.
This practice is DEFINITELY looked down upon. So I get it. I’m being a crazy woman admitting I am doing this. However, I feel like whenever I have known my value, was confident with what I wanted to do- and worked for free, it has paid off ten fold.
Gary Vee actually has a slight conspiracy that the reason why artists are so against free work is because it works and everyone who tells you to not offer things for free aren’t wanting you to become successful/compete with them.
Now. I am not saying that I do free work for people who come to me, know my design capabilities, understand my portfolio and want to work with me… without paying. I don’t do that.
BUT I am providing free value to people/brands that I love without any expectation of anything in return. And I am also seeking out women hustlers that are grinding, doing the work and are making progress in their business without great design, and offering them some great design that they can use.
If none of this works, I’ll come and let you all know. If it’s frustrating and no one appreciates it- I’ll let you know that as well. But currently, I am excited to work with some badass babes and do work for people that will love it.