She Calls Her Shots Podcast

Ep. 079: Should you work for free?? (For beginners AND seasoned creatives!)

September 27, 2022

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This topic is a SPICY one! I’ve seen so many people share their opinions around this — and honestly, the answer is something that really CHANGED the trajectory of my business!

Today we’re diving into:

  • Is it okay to work for free?
  • When (if ever) should you work for free?
  • What are some things to keep in mind if/when you choose to do work for free
  • & some really important mindset tips to keep top of mind throughout your journey!

Truthfully, my business would not be where it is today if I hadn’t given some serious thought to this question. With so much conflicting information on the internet, I wanted to share my insights and experiences around how my business has gotten to where it is today and why it was SO CRUCIAL that I listened to my gut and my instincts to decide what was right for me.

Whether you’re brand new to business OR you’re a seasoned pro — I’m talking through how I’ve faced this decision all throughout my business journey and why it’s something we should all be thinking about as we grow!

I can’t wait for you to dive in and share your thoughts and takeaways.


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Inside the workshop we’ll be covering:

Mindset Strategies

  • Overcoming limiting beliefs & understanding how they’re holding us back from earning more money
  • Overcoming our perfectionism & people pleasing tendencies
  • Identifying your values and creating alignment with your goals
  • Powerful thinking & visualization strategies to put you in the mindset of a profitable business owner

Financial Strategies

  • Defining your money story & getting clear on any money blocks
  • Understanding your numbers (what you need to go full-time/take your business to the next level)
  • The profit first method and how to start implementing it in your business
  • Successful money habits

Business Strategies

  • Ditching the busy work
  • Powerful content creation
  • Marketing & selling strategies
  • Creating an irresistible brand
  • Streamlining your systems

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