Working For Free?

November 5, 2019
Season 2 | Episode 20

Should you be working for free in order to gain experience/exposure? Tune in as we discuss this highly debated topic.

“The purist’s form of education is participation and observation.” — Isaiah Thomas

On this episode of the BYLU Campaign podcast, Daniel and Nathan discuss “Working For Free?” the October article, where Nate breaks down this highly debated topic. Tune in as we share what to keep in mind when working for free, explain the different ways people work for free, and reveal how desperation and external validation led Nate to avoid working for free.  Thanks for the continued support, and feel free to send any questions or feedback you have to

Growth Takeaways: 

  • Don’t discount the value of experience.
  • Don’t base your self worth as a person on your compensation as a professional.
  • Getting a full-time job does not mean you’re accepting defeat. 
  • Remember that you decided to do it for free. 
  • If you want to be phenomenal you will have to do free work. 

Time Stamped Topics:

  • [5:50] - The Gig Economy  
  • [12:55] - Learning From A Guru
  • [28:05] - Why I Didn't Work For Free? - Validation 
  • [33:10] - Why I Didn't Work For Free? - Desperation 
  • [54:20] - How to Assess If You Should Do Free Work? 
  • [59:04] - Things to Keep In Mind When Working For Free
  • [1:02:00] - Be Phenomenal or Be Forgotten

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