Should Writers Ever Write for Free

They absolutely should. But mostly for themselves.

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Why I avoid content mills (now)

Content mills can be awesome places to find freelance work for beginners. I’ve done it.

What about guest posting for free?

Guest posting can be a great way to add articles to your portfolio that best represent your skills.

Sample articles for free? Is that ok?

Sometimes I’ll apply for a freelance writing job and they’ll ask for a writing sample. Nowadays they’re often paid — great.

You absolutely should write for free in these situations

  • If you want to

So, should you ever write for free?

Absolutely, but for yourself.

Writer, blogger. Rabbit parent to one. Plant parent to many. Occasional runner, jigsaw puzzle enthusiast.

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