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Whatever the reason, if you are asked to pitch in your research, skills, or accumulated experience without some type of compensation now or in the future, I hope you will consider the request carefully, with a bent toward saying “no.” Better yet, why not use the opportunity as a chance to negotiate better, more favorable terms? Sketching out new terms and conditions opens up the possibility that you’ll find options where there were none and that you’ll get more than you even ask for. Your compensation requirement, whatever you negotiate that it be, adds some teeth to the deal.
We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Read the full Forbes article here.