Good Reasons To Work For Free

hand lettered carboard sign saying will work for free
hand lettered carboard sign saying will work for free

I work for free. A lot. Yes, that includes writing this article, indeed writing one every week for AOL Jobs and a separate one each week for U.S. News. And I'm in my 25th year producing and hosting "Work with Marty Nemko" on an NPR station in San Francisco, yes, for free.

Why? Because I don't know how to negotiate? Hardly. I've successfully negotiated, helped clients negotiate, and written articles on negotiation. Because I need career counseling clients and my articles and radio show are marketing tools? Not that either. My practice has long been full. Indeed, I turn away clients.