I make money writing, speaking and singing. Not a ton, but it helps me buy clothes to wear to writing conferences and gas to travel to speaking engagements.
Sometimes I write for nothing. Why would I do such a thing? And why should you?
1. When we give our time and talents with no expectation of return, we’re saying “Thanks” to God for all He’s given us.
2. We gain experience when we practice our craft, whether we receive a paycheck or not.
3. Working free is a means of planting seeds for future paying jobs (see Galatians 6:7).
4. All publishing (speaking, singing, working) credits added to our resume’ count, whether we earned money for them or not.