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tabvn says

not really free, i think they can work for small budget, for example when you join to a freelance sites (ex: getafreelancer.com this was name of freelancer.com) you have to do for very small budget probadly is free., because you are new member, you need good review , good testimonial and setup your good profile, you have to do that. some buyers happy to hire this way, but i agreed with @UBL you will get what you pay for :)

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tmthymllr says
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gbs says

To accelerate on the race, people need to make a start. So I know many choose to add up their portfolio with the very first items working for free. That’s a good intention, though. But what’s bad here is when the company takes advantage of that. Some companies I know, provide kind of unpaid internship, in exchange of “experience” for the employee. In any way, it’s hard to tell everyone stop working for free when there are always people willing to do that :)

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AndrVlad says

Yes, many cases on the berginning it worth to work “for free” to have reference, grow experience, ...

Best Regards, Andrey

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Graphic-Studio says

I had a client purchase an Action.

She didn’t have Photoshop.

I grabbed an image from her website, ran the Action.

Gave her what she thought she was buying.

She loved it.

Sometimes you have to give in – and hope word of mouth goes around.

Great for Feedback – but I would normally charge for any further changes.

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ShermanJackson says

The quality is never the same when done for free…

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harmonikas996 says

I have no problem with people working for free, I did it when I graduated and there are a whole heap of people working in unpaid internships just to get a foot on the ladder, be it in the creative industries or any other profession. As a lot of people on here have already said, you get what you pay for and there are a load of clients/companies/start-ups who don’t value the profession and don’t want to pay for the skill set and the education. They’l quickly come running back to you (the paid professional) when they have the budget to do so and the desire to have something worth paying for.

Absolutely correct! +1

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CodBits says

No matter at all, many people work for free, but I believe it is not fair.

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redfactory says

If clients don’t value your work then drop them asap. There’s no need to get upset if someone else does it cheaper or for free. They’ll come back if they want quality, or they won’t come back at all. Believe me, it’s your gain. Instead, invest energy in the things that matter :)

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wopethemes says

If clients don’t value your work then drop them asap. There’s no need to get upset if someone else does it cheaper or for free. They’ll come back if they want quality, or they won’t come back at all. Believe me, it’s your gain. Instead, invest energy in the things that matter :)
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