Yeah I bet a lot of people, especially my friends who are in the creative line, will be puzzled with the title I just put up.
"Has Ernest lost his mind? Someone call the mental hospital!"
Bet it will also get your attention but hey, I believe in the power of clickbait because at times I can be an insufferable attention seeker.
Even at this point of my creative career, I still get the occasional "we-will-give-you-exposure-instead-of-paying-you-real-money" from potential clients. I do not know why that is but rather than getting annoyed by such requests, I find that playing along with it yields much more satisfactory results.
|Sarcasm is my favourite friend.|
Of course, exposure is also good to an extent and you should always weigh it out to see if the effort you are going to put in is justifiable with said 'exposure'. However, to put it simply, why not give me BOTH money AND exposure? That would make me really really happy.
As a creative person, always know your worth and know that your time also has value as much as theirs. Do not let these corporations influence you where it obviously seems more like they are taking advantage of your skills and time.
The last time where someone did something just for exposure was called slavery and the only thing you get exposed to was the harsh sunlight while you lay yet another brick for the pyramids.
Let's all be on the same page and live in modern times shall we?
|I would say F-off but that would have been too unprofessional.|
Have a great rest of the week ahead!