In creative industries in particular, working for free to gain exposure and build relationships that allow you to ascend the career ladder faster goes with the territory. In other words, anyone who’s a successful creative has done it.

Which is why it frustrates Carly and Kelly to hear successful folk tell up and comers they shouldn’t be working for free. Such a black and white approach is neither useful, nor realistic.

So – when SHOULD you work for free, and when are you actually being exploited? That’s the question we attempt to answer in this episode.

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