Something for Nothing

By March 28, 2010 July 22nd, 2020 5 Comments

I guess the true test of one’s passion for their career would be whether or not they would do it and not get paid. To be honest, if money were not a deciding factor in our lives, I would probably be on the same career path. I’m very fortunate for that.

A chance to enthusiastically do something for nothing came over the past couple weeks, when I had the chance to help our church out with promoting their Easter celebration. I helped out a little last year (as the Easter Bunny, from which I will not offer any photos), but wanted to do more this year. The opportunity came with the event’s website and handouts. I was able to do whatever I wanted and I came up with something we were all really happy with. The event was a hit and bigger things are in store next year.

The design of the website took me about the same time it would to watch a reality TV show, with no out-of-pocket expenses. The printer of the above cards was covering their cost; so the design was, yet again, only an investment time spent on my own schedule. I made no monetary investment and a very little investment of my time. However, I got a lot of enjoyment in helping out and being able to contribute my talents to make a successful event. It seems that I got something for nothing at the same time.

Patrick King

About Patrick King

A lifelong designer-turned-entrepreneur, Patrick King is the founder of Imagine, an integrated marketing firm based in Manassas. He also has a remarkable sock collection.


  • Stan says:

    And we really appreciate your help. Cards & website were very sharp. Thanks again! Glad you feel you got something for it as well. Some things can’t be measured with dollar bills I guess. 🙂 And I’m in the same boat with you. If money wasn’t such a determining factor for our survival, I would be doing what I am doing now, for free. I love what I do.

  • Ammie says:

    Hola everyone, Happy Easter 2010!

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