I make money writing, speaking and singing. Not a ton, but it helps me buy clothes to wear to writing conferences and gas to travel to speaking engagements.
Sometimes I write for nothing. Why would I do such a thing? And why should you?
1. When we give our time and talents with no expectation of return, we’re saying “Thanks” to God for all He’s given us.
2. We gain experience when we practice our craft, whether we receive a paycheck or not.
3. Working free is a means of planting seeds for future paying jobs (see Galatians 6:7).
4. All publishing (speaking, singing, working) credits added to our resume’ count, whether we earned money for them or not.
5. We show love to others when we volunteer our services. And love is the greatest thing in the universe.
Even if you regularly receive pay for your work, have you also found great rewards in offering your talents as a gift or favor?
Jeanette Levellie is a prolific writer, speaker, nutty preacher’s wife, and humor columnist from Paris (Illinois). She is a client of Diana Flegal, and is currently working on her third book. You can find mirthful musings at www.jeanettlevellie.com