When someone reaches out and asks for help, I love to say I can help because I have the experience behind me. Never is there a thought of, “Well, I should get paid for this.” To me, that would be the wrong reason to do this to begin with. And it’s not that I don’t need the money. It just that I’d rather know that I’m helping a friend or fellow writer out to where they couldn’t have done it on their own.
The other day I sat in my back admin panel looking up colors for a friend on her new website/blog. Right now she has the WordPress.com free blog. She doesn’t have as many options or the flexibility a WordPress.org installed and self-hosted one does (like the one I have here). So I sat there on and off looking for colors to try to match the color scheme she was looking for. And when it was all said and done she was able to get the ones she wanted that were appealing to the eye. It made me feel good to know that I could help her in this manner whereas someone else might charge someone for something like that. I’m probably not the only one who feels this way. At the end of the day, knowing that you can help other people out there is a rewarding experience.