You are not a vending machine.
People can’t just thrust money at you and expect something to pop out.
I once recommended that writers think of themselves as a product in order to sell themselves objectively. Which is good advice. However, don’t think of yourself as a product, or as a business, to the point that you forget your humanity.
You are a person.
You deserve respect. Continue reading “V is for Vending Machine Mentality”
Lauren Spear (née Tharp) is the owner and creator of the multiple award-winning LittleZotz Writing. She’s written hundreds of bylined posts helping freelance writers to become BETTER freelance writers. Thousands if you count all the articles she’s ghostwritten (but she’s not allowed to talk about most of those).