Every day I read 10 times over, someone wanting you to work for free. And with the current direction of this industry with more and more social media make-up artists, there always seems to be someone willing to work for free (normally someone starting out, with no or very low outgoings, who think that the ‘exposure’ will help them have a full time career.)
So, what is a collaboration?
So, when is a collaboration NOT a collaboration?
Yes there is a fine line and ultimately it is up to you whether or not a certain job will benefit you but I urge you to know your worth, work out how much it costs you to give up a days work / marketing / website building / social media interaction product costs, time and travel costs before agreeing to a collaboration and really make sure that the collaboration will ultimately be beneficial to you. What are you getting out of it?
So, can we do anything to stop the struggle within this industry?