The stereotypical image of a penniless creative may be an unwanted cliche but that doesn’t make it a redundant one.
It can seem downright impossible to get anywhere in the industry without upsetting an already-meagre bank balance. However, a skills swap is an easy ‘no-money-method’ to learning something new or getting a professional service for free. Know how to truss a chicken? Why not teach a coder to cook in exchange for a free update to your website?
I wrote more about skill swapping here!