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What to say when you’re asked to work for free

The “potential client” says that you’ll get “great exposure” if you do this consulting gig for them for free. Do you say yes? Do you say no? Should you be offended? What if it’s your brother, your aunt or your best friend?

Here are some options for you (because the answer is always “it depends”). Here are a few collected anthologies of what to say:

Check it out.
See what you think.

And if you’re agonising over it at all, the answer is most probably “no”. See here for saying no nicely.

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