This week on our Paper Talk Podcast, we want to talk about when it's ok to work for free with our friend, Kate Alarcon.
As much as we hate to admit it, we've all made paper flowers for "free" in one way or the other. Often, it's in the early stages of our paper flower journey, when we're desperate for exposure, when we don't have the guts to ask for the right kind of compensation (or any compensation at all), when we're not all that confident about work. If we're lucky, we come out of it a better artist or entrepreneur with opportunities that we never dreamed of. On the other hand, if those opportunities aren't fruitful, we might feel slightly disappointed, even resentful perhaps.
Above: Quynh's Cherry Blossom exhibit at Fran's Chocolate
When would you work for free? In this episode, each of us explain when we've worked for free and why those opportunities were or were not ones that we would ever do again.
Above: Jessie's large floral ring for a window display at The Paper Place