People like to get anything and everything for free. We live in a world where most information is available at the drop of a hat, and you can find people all over the world to do a job for 90% of the cost of a company to do it. While you’re trying to make money writing online, you’ve probably run into this problem from time to time. People want you to share your skills with them for free. They claim that you get exposure.
But the question many freelance and hobby writers ask is whether they should actually do this “writing for exposure.” If you speak to some veteran writers, they’ll say an outright no, but I’m in two minds. It really depends on your situation and experience. Here are a few things you might want to consider when you’re asked to write for exposure and not money.