Walking Away from Big Money Over Professional Ethics
By All Freelance Writing on September 26, 2012
Your character IS your reputation as a small business owner. Sometimes the need to make a living can cause a business owner to bend the rules a bit or make choices "just for the money". But what happens when professional ethics come into question. What do you value more? Money? Ethics? Here's a great story of how one freelancer gave up an $18K gig to do the right thing.
It’s not uncommon for me to turn down new prospects for ethical reasons. There are some niches I won’t touch. And there are clients with histories I wouldn’t want to associate myself with. They include anything from sponsorships from content mills that exploit my colleagues to shadier marketing firms that have no respect for their clients’ customers or readers.
What is uncommon is for a long-time client’s business to suddenly cross that ethical line. And that’s what happened last week.
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