Sometimes, as a freelancer, you do a small piece of work for someone, or they do something for you; something that doesn’t take a lot of time and in the grand scheme of things doesn’t deserve an invoice.
How about instead of the usual conversations – ‘I must pay you something’, ‘it took no time at all’, ‘buy me a beer sometime’ – we had a charity giving page instead? So that both parties feel that little bit of work and the respect it has earned has a tangible benefit?
Invoicing for small amounts is a bit of a pain, but if your work could generate 10 quid for a charity, then it has a very real value.
Am I barking? Or could I set up a creative industries justgiving page, benefitting a well-respected charity, like Macmillan?
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Update: the charity page has gone live at http://www.justgiving.com/createformacmillan