My best friend is always getting on to me about charging for my “services,” whatever they may be—tutoring, proofreading, beta-testing, researching and generally helping people out. I find jobs for people, edit resumes, and do tons of things that I don’t get paid for.
I’m OK doing this for friends—though sometimes it does get tiresome, especially when it cuts into my own work or family time—but lately it seems like everyone wants a piece of me. Some even want my husband to fix things for them for free, as well. I suppose you can never pass up free, but it also sometimes feels like we are being taken advantage of.