The 'Test Trap': When to Say No to Unpaid Freelance Work - Deepstash
The "test assignment" trap

There are several reasons why people consider unpaid freelance work. Those new to freelancing may think that they need to build up experience and a portfolio. Even seasoned freelancers sometimes co...

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The 'Test Trap': When to Say No to Unpaid Freelance Work

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Completing a free 'test assignment,' that's 'testing' several other freelancers is giving too much power to someone who's making money off your expertise. However, at times a quid-pro-quo agreement...

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Some companies ask freelancers to submit test assignments out of ignorance. However, freelancers can use creative ways to convert unpaid work requests into paid gigs.

For example, when a clie...

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