An Essay On Service

Why I Often Opt to Work for Free

Donny Kimball
7 min readNov 29, 2019

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A Shimenawa binds two sacred rocks together in Japan

“I just don’t get it. Why would you be willing to make us a marketing plan but not want to charge anything? What’s actually in it for you?” Sighing, I tried to remember whether it was the third or fourth time that he had uttered some permutation of this line since arriving the day before. I mean, this wasn’t exactly the first flabbergasted consultee that I offered to help…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/