Nonprofit Does Not Mean Not For Pay
By All Freelance Writing on June 05, 2011
Should you work with nonprofits as a freelancer? Is it a good idea to work for them pro bono? As a freelancer you are always doing a dance between future opportunity and today's business. Without income, you don't have a business, you have a hobby. How to determine whether to work with nonprofits and when/if to ever do so pro bono is covered well in this article.
While the writer made the best choice for themselves in this case, that doesn’t mean you should always turn down volunteer work with nonprofits — as long as doing so doesn’t impact your business negatively. It can be a far better way to build a freelance writing portfolio than writing content for absurdly low rates for otherwise paying markets (because you target unprofessional markets with far worse reputations than a respectable nonprofit organization has).
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