Last week I was in the supermarket when my friend’s husband stopped me to ask some questions regarding his blog. A couple of weeks before that, a neighbor stopped me at a school function to ask me about helping with a social media project. I offered to help them all. Though most offer, I don’t accept payment half the time. It’s not that I don’t need the money, it’s that personal projects aren’t usually that deep or in depth. I consider it as leaving behind a sample of my work.
Why do I help my friends?
One works for Johnson & Johnson, another for IBM. One owns a very lucrative web design company, another is the vice president of an organization. If I help them with their personal projects, they might recommend me for freelance projects at their places of employment. If they’re happy with what I do, they’ll tell others and that’s never a bad thing.
Everyone has the ability to help you to become a success. If they’re not a potential client, they know a potential client. What do you think will make you stand out in their minds more: If you took the time to help them with a quick project or if you turned them down because they’re friends or because they don’t pay enough?
Just something to think about on a Wednesday afternoon.