Detours Are Not Your Destiny

Detours prepare and train you for your greater work.

Many freelance creatives deal with having to do things to pay the bills while we’re developing our freelance careers. The usual thinking is that these jobs are holding us back from doing our preferred work, stepping into our callings, and reaching our destinies. Rather than being deterrents, detours can be useful in a variety of ways, actually preparing and training us to do our best work.

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Neither speculative nor pro bono work generate income for you. With each, you’re working for free. In this episode I compare the concepts of spec and pro bono work, lay out reasons why you should pursue one and entirely avoid the other, and offer a safe approach to accepting and managing pro bono projects.

 

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