From Stand Out:
Unfortunately, for many aspiring thought leaders seeking to make a living from their work, it would be easy to devote all their time to writing free online article, helping others termendously, and building a powerful reputation — all while starving.
Yup, there have been times in the last 12 months where I’m getting emails every day saying how my content has helped and I’ve been wondering how on earth I’m going to pay for groceries. One of the reasons I had to stop so many free “help” meetings was that I couldn’t do that and feed my kids. Now I get the joy of some people getting annoyed I can’t help them for free.