Business Tips: Why Working for Free Gives You Authority | Surprising a Fan From Twitter

Business Tips: Why Working for Free Gives You Authority | Surprising a Fan From Twitter

Awesome Tip: Why Working for Free Gives You Authority | Surprising a Fan From Twitter



Super happy that I got to surprise a fan from Twitter! Calling fans in general is always a really good way to keep your community engaged and in-tune with whatever it is that you’re doing.

One of the main points that I really want to hit on again from this episode was the idea of working for free to build a reputation and credibility… If you don’t have a degree or the experience that other people do have, you should be working for free for 5-10 clients and crush it for them so that you can build up a strong reputation moving forward.

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Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the company’s 4 locations. Gary is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, 4-time New York Times Bestselling Author, and has been named to both Crain’s and Fortune’s 40 Under 40 lists.

Gary is the host of the #AskGaryVee Show, a business and marketing focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as DailyVee, a docu-series highlighting what it’s like to be a CEO, investor, speaker, and public figure in today’s digital age.

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35 Replies to “Business Tips: Why Working for Free Gives You Authority | Surprising a Fan From Twitter”

  1. Great Gary, I dropped out of college and I now do freelance video. I hit up big companies in my city make them free videos and from there on I make monthly content from them. Free gives you the leverage!

  2. Thankx so much Gary for gr8 advice!!! Experience & Knowledge matters more than degree!!! I also started my journey as lifecoach & providing free coaching!!! Btw love ur New Haircut!!! You looking so cool

  3. This is an interesting video. I think I would have originally disagreed with the premise. Advice from someone who didn’t have experience in that area doesn’t seem as valid. But, after consideration, I think that there could be huge value here. I do think an objective, outsider’s perspective could actually provide very valuable and constructive feedback for married couples. I could see it as one more piece to the ‘healthy marriage puzzle’ where you get several pieces of input to build into your marriage.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I've been unemployed for 45 days as I'm trying to transition from sales hacker (where I have the paper and the experience) to Agile application hacker for a major tech company (no street cred). I've put myself in a position to do so, by interviewing people at that company to find out where there was an absence of value, and then I built for "FREE" projects that demonstrated I had the chops, but most importantly created value where there was none. Since being unemployed, I've got one public traded house hold brand, to pay me weekly consulting fees, and another major company looking to bring me on as a full time employee helping run Agile App building methodology. It would have taken me years to get a degree, months to get a certificate, and weeks to hack at it to move me into a position to accomplish my goal. Path 2 and 3 is the way to go Gary Vee!

  5. GARY I watched this video and I felt my emotion change. I don’t know how to explain except for I feel the chemical change in me. This hit home. This resonated with me. This answered so many questions

  6. Love this video, today i was offered a job as a revenue auditor at a casino in baton rouge. Pay was $13.50. Nice wage and benefits but i declined because its in my heart to create music and be a artist. i am now getting ready to move to LA in 3 months to continue my journey. I turned down job security because i know my purpose and my passion is real! Never give up guys! – @Beeisthefuture

  7. (Found this today cuz i'm putting out Intern/Freelancer applications to work with me and my YouTube channel and Amazon Store)
    my quick notes:
    how to start building a brand: (memory card company example)
    Make content for people who are buying that stuff.

    Make a funny video for IG and target ppl looking to buy memory cards.

    Provide utility or entertainment. (or escapism) (lots of ppl watch DailyVee for pure entertainment)

    Trade both UTILITY and ENTERTAINMENT (garyV does both)

    "VaynerMedia would be smaller not bigger had i Held onto all these good ideas"

  8. What happens when you work for free as an intern for someone to gain experience in the industry you’re wanting to get into and after interning the leader of your team tells you they will pay you for your work and effort but they end up slacking on their end to and don’t keep their word to pay you as well as lack the proper leadership to lead the team to build his brand? You voice your concerns about where the integrity of how the team functions when it comes to paying employees and you get shut out. At what point do you say it’s ok to continue working for someone who doesn’t keep their word but still want to gain experience still? While my loyalty is a big part of who I am but when your deal is to work for free three months and then after 3 months you will start to get paid and you don’t get paid for the work you do ?

  9. 4:05 People are spending 4+ fucking grueling years at universities studying under industry veterans and experts to become experts in their fields, so "a piece of paper" is a bit of an oversimplification. I went through it and not a single cent of my tuition was wasted. I do however absolutely love what you said at 6:00. That, I believe, is the reality.

  10. How would you go about asking? im nervous of not saying the "right" thing in either the DM's or email. Does anybody have an example of what they write? I would like to be able to work for one of the 24 MLS soccer teams.

  11. My friend. Why do people believe in God when there's Gary Vee? He is the incarnation of the almighty himself! Bro thanks so much for your hard work dude you are leading a fucking god damn revolution and like Neo, I don't think you understand how big it is and is GROWING every damn day. Motherfuck. Thanks dude!!!

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