when family and friends ask for free jobs

People will never stop asking for free jobs! But I’ve managed that to a great extent. I’ll share with you how.

I’m an ardent Graphic Designer and brand strategist who creates design-driven innovations to help entrepreneurs and businesses build their brand.

Not until early 2014, I hardly got paid for design services. Well, even if I did… Just a token!

I didn’t blame them entirely; Personally, I knew my design skills and strategies weren’t organized enough then.

So I blamed myself!

And made a deliberate effort to “up my game”, redefine my audience and build profitable systems. Since then till date, clients now understand my offer to them and what merit design brings into the equation.

Most family and friends who ask for free jobs don’t know your worth. Don’t blame them.

Blame yourself again!

When family and friends ask for free jobs

Its your responsibility to relate your worth to your family and friends. Talk about your expertise and how others pay you for it. Don’t just carry laptop about like a Nerd who should go get a job. Let them know this is your job and others (strangers) are paying.

Hey! I didn’t say you should not offer free services at intervals. But even when you do, they know the worth and appreciate your service.

I’m a twin… Should have mentioned that at the beginning right? Pardon me.

She can “bake for Africa” and her clients really love her deliveries. Last year, I included her business “Adriel Cakes” in the 2017 edition of #Project52, a system I had built to help exactly 52 entrepreneurs and business owners build their brands in through the 52 weeks.

The reviews, feedbacks and comments were like cold chills running down my spine. You can read about it here: http://www.printhag.com/how-i-helped-52-entrepreneurs-in-a…/

Creative writing and project reviews places you as an expert in your field especially in the mind of your prospects and clients. They know your prowess isn’t some careless and random try-and-error, but you’re intellectually sound to handle their brand.

I did all designs free for my twin sister, but trust me; she knows the worth and keeps thanking me every now and then. And plenty Cake offerings too

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  1. Simon Ezekiel
    January 14, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Great article.
    This article is more like an advice to me than just an article….

    1. Tanimu Hassan
      January 24, 2019 at 1:25 pm

      Glad to hear that Simon. We’ll let out more useful contents always. Cheers!

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