Have you ever been paid ‘exposure’ for doing a project? Or have you always belonged to the ‘pay me my money’ team? Today on Creative Gist, we sample different opinions on the topic – would you invest in passion projects or strictly paid projects?
Passion projects are those endeavours we undertake because we love them, not necessarily because they are financially rewarding. They are driven by the desire to explore our interests and create something we are genuinely passionate about. However, there is often a debate over whether these projects can lead to success or are just a waste of resources. Is pursuing or investing in passion projects important, or should you focus on what brings monetary reward immediately?
Read on to see what our creatives had to say.
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Passion Projects Vs Paid Projects?
While passion projects may not always lead to financial success, they can be incredibly rewarding in other ways, including developing new skills, opening doors for unexpected opportunities and connections, gaining new experiences, and finding fulfilment in your creative pursuits. However, you’ll also be right to pursue only projects that clearly outline immediate monetary benefits.
At the end of the day, your personal goals, values and current financial and career level will determine whether you should pursue passion projects or strictly paid ones. So, what does your status permit you to undertake? Passion projects or strictly paid projects? Please share with us below.
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