How do you value your time?

Value your TimeIt’s been a while since I last posted, and really I should be more on the ball with these journal entries because there are so many things I want to write about. I was heading to bed tonight, at 3am (I’m a night owl) and I felt if I didn’t write something now, maybe I was going to hold off forever! So here are some of my late night ramblings on how you value your time!

I spent a large part of my evening debating about an offer I received to do more local radio. The offer was quite low, about half of what the minimum wage would be considering the time that I need to put into it. I was doing it on a volunteering basis, but now one of the paid hosts left and they are looking to fill his spot. I was tempted to take the offer, even if I felt it was quite low, as I felt that the opportunity to be heard by 8000 people was valuable. The problem is that I don’t believe many of those would be my target demographic. I talked to a few friends about it, they all agreed that I should be asking for at least the minimum wage.

I guess this goes back a bit to Episode 3  of the podcast with Marshall Button about how you need to choose to be a professional and get paid for your time. While I think I really should try and value my time more, because if I don’t, who will? At the same time, I feel the experience and exposure are also valuable, but does that justify working a below minimum wage?

How do you decide how to value your time?

Thanks for reading, I will try and update more frequently! 🙂

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