Entitled People Who Think Artists Work For Free - REACTION

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  • Dexter St. Jacque
    Dexter St. Jacque Il y a an +2430

    I'm not an artist but my adult daughter is and does it for a living. When I request something from her I pay her. I gave birth to her and I pay her because I respect her and her art.

    • Dexter St. Jacque
      Dexter St. Jacque Il y a 2 mois

      @Floofie ಠ_ಠ you do the best you can and keep going. Hard work pays off and you are successful because it makes you happy. Success isn't always about how much money you make but how much you enjoy what you are doing.

    • Floofie ಠ_ಠ
      Floofie ಠ_ಠ Il y a 2 mois +1

      @Dexter St. Jacque they are saying that because I'm not very successful. Thank you so much 🥺 my friends are the only support I have. It's nice to hear stuff like this occasionally 👉👈

    • Ash_hole51
      Ash_hole51 Il y a 2 mois +1

      I’m an artist and my family are the people who have always paid me the best and taken care of me. Some people think you should do a friends and family discount but in reality friends and family are the people who should be the most on top of that sort of thing because they appreciate your worth

    • Dexter St. Jacque
      Dexter St. Jacque Il y a 2 mois

      @Floofie ಠ_ಠ no. You are going the world beauty and we need artistic people who find beauty in pictures, paintings, sculptures, clothing, jewelry etc. This momma here is proud of you

    • Floofie ಠ_ಠ
      Floofie ಠ_ಠ Il y a 2 mois +1

      Thats so cool. My family thinks im disappointing for being an artist haha-

  • SimplyLex
    SimplyLex Il y a an +837

    I love how it always starts with "omg, I LOVE your work, you're so talented!" and then five seconds later, when they don't get free shit: "whatever, your work is trash anyway" LOL

    • doodle_
      doodle_ Il y a 20 jours

      @Zodroo Tint sounds like something a nice guy would say

    • Zodroo Tint
      Zodroo Tint Il y a 25 jours

      @doodle_ Again it has nothing to do with nice guys, probably almost all the example here was a women. Stop being a misandrist!

    • Fragile Like A Bomb
      Fragile Like A Bomb Il y a 3 mois

      @July Ol THIS!!!

    • doodle_
      doodle_ Il y a 3 mois +1

      r/niceguys vibes

    • RatPfink66
      RatPfink66 Il y a 3 mois

      I've even had SALES people do the entitlement thing with me. All flattery till you don't bite, then FLIP! No respect. No attempt to deal. Sales people can be irritating at the best of times, but these idiots aren't even sales people. They're just trolling for suckers. Your trust and goodwill is worth diddly/squat to them.

  • Izzy Berry
    Izzy Berry Il y a 11 mois +372

    The correct response when given a quote from an artist for their work that you can't afford:
    I'm so sorry, but that is out of my price range, I thought it might be less, but I completely understand you charging that amount because I've seen your work. I will keep you in mind for the future when I have the money to pay you what you're worth. Keep up the amazing work!

    • DarkXTC
      DarkXTC Il y a 8 jours

      @issecret1 And even that would be a perfectly good answer. Respectful, friendly and clear. It's also the message i would use in that situation.

    • Tea laBlu
      Tea laBlu Il y a mois

      I’ve had to do it. A drawing I wanted done for my at the time bf would’ve costed 50$. I didn’t know how much it would cost, and I was a broke college kid. I totally understood that that wasn’t wholly unreasonable for a commission done in 2 days during a con, but I couldn’t do it at that time. I told her that, and she understood

    • Katie
      Katie Il y a 4 mois +7

      @issecret1 I don't see the original comment as ass-kissing at all. It's about respecting the time the artist took from paid work to read and respond to an inquiry that won't generate income.
      If I reach out to an artist, then that person deserves to know that I value their creations. If I can't afford their fee, I want them to know I'm not frivolously wasting their time or implying that their hard work is worth less than they are asking. Everyone enjoys being honored, especially those who put so much of themselves into evoking our emotions.

    • SoramimiKeiki
      SoramimiKeiki Il y a 6 mois

      Sorry, but that is not how it works for Karen and Susan.

    • Muthaz
      Muthaz Il y a 6 mois +8

      More flies w honey, its not kissing their ass, and who knows, if you're not a jerk, they might be willing to negotiate or make some concessions.

  • Jukka-Pekka Tuominen
    Jukka-Pekka Tuominen Il y a an +340

    It's on Netflix. Where the system automatically skips the credits. So it's no one. No one reads the credits. It's almost like system makes this impossible to do even when you want to read them.

    • PopCookie
      PopCookie Il y a mois +1

      yeah they skip to the next episode or show or movie or something that i don't want to watch

    • Debbie Edwards
      Debbie Edwards Il y a 3 mois

      There are so many & they go by fast.

    • Spiceybooger Spiceybooger
      Spiceybooger Spiceybooger Il y a 3 mois +1

      Yeah i hit the skip button after the 1 episode of anything I watch.

    • LGB LGB
      LGB LGB Il y a 4 mois +2

      Actually you can, but you need to click on the link to watch the credits and I don't think I'd want to do business with someone like that -- they ain't hooked up right.

  • Angelina Cave
    Angelina Cave Il y a an +471

    In high school I wanted a drawing done so I asked my friend and paid her. She was so surprised by the fact I paid her. At 16 I knew that artists deserved to be paid. I don't understand people.

    • MagHalloween
      MagHalloween Il y a mois

      We were hiring a bad to play a big party. My wife really wanted this particular band and we even drove 3 hours to see them play live before hiring them. After the set, I met with the main guy and asked him his price. I was a bit stunned at the response - about 40% more than I expected. I was about to counter, but then said to him, "You can't very well say that you support local artists and then beat them up on price, so 'OK.'' We saw them out many times afterward and at a gig about 18 months after our party, we were both pretty tipsy after a show and I asked, "Hey, I paid you more than anyone has ever paid you guys for a gig, didn't I?" He got a sheepish smile and said, "Yeah." I just said that I will wear that as a badge of honor. =D #supportlocalartists

    • Cosmicreef
      Cosmicreef Il y a 3 mois +2

      Thank you for being an actual human being.

    • Kimmy Ball
      Kimmy Ball Il y a 9 mois +4

      My daughter in law has started a bakery business. She was going to give me a dozen for free to take on a trip to share. I insisted on paying for them because I know the hard work she puts into making them! They are freaking delicious!! YUM!!!!

    • Starscream of Vos
      Starscream of Vos Il y a 11 mois +15

      Professional artist here. I charge way more than any of these people do.... But seeing how I went to college and spent like 15 years of my life doing classes, college, etc. plus those years and more practicing and improving, I would say that deserves a lot more money. Then of course time, materials, etc. add in to it...
      My first time experiencing these type of people I was a teenager and an adult promised to pay me to draw something for her. So I drew it, gave it to her, and she gave me candy as "payment." Sadly, I was living with my abusive parents who would torture or kill me over anything so I couldn't defend myself (I had to draw in secret as they believe art is from the devil) so I never got paid... But now free of those monsters I have never let anyone take advantage of me and my art ever again.
      But now I have a stalker who has been stealing my art and slandering my name... Trying to figure out who they are... My art that I love so much is being hurt and... It's really hard....

    • Local MCYT viewer
      Local MCYT viewer Il y a 11 mois +4

      This didn’t happen to me and it does not help that literally half of the class want me to draw something and when I need more time they just ask someone else.
      *Whatta waste of time*

  • Vampirzaehnchen
    Vampirzaehnchen Il y a 11 mois +67

    Fun story: The argument "If they live with their parents they don't have to pay anything." is also used for "normal" jobs as well. Once I wanted to work in a bakery they said exactly the same to me, when I asked for the usual payment. Long story short - they are still searching for workers. :,D
    Edit: Some of the prices in that video are already on a low level. O.o

    • Satu Stinks
      Satu Stinks Il y a 10 jours

      @muskndusk I think it depends completely on the family itself. A lot of teens and young adults from low income families definitely tend to help the household financially if they get a job.

    • Sheyanne V
      Sheyanne V Il y a 2 mois

      My current boss is using this reasoning for hiring a new coworker at higher than I make

    • muskndusk
      muskndusk Il y a 5 mois +1

      Don't most people have to give their parents money for their keep? Don't millennials do this?

    • Commandotoad
      Commandotoad Il y a 9 mois +1

      Oh yeah... absolutely. I've seen that crappy argument for used to hire lawyers too. Ya... LAWYERS. You go to a party and people are like oh I could just file this myself but can't you do it for FREE??? You're so young. You could use the practice. WTF. I spent 25 years of schooling, half a million dollars on education, and work all day and night and you want to me to open myself up to liability and handle your whole case for free? Even Judges these days have stopped paying their law clerks. Why pay someone when you can just bankrupt them for fun, right?

  • Kathy D
    Kathy D Il y a an +108

    As it is the last artist is selling herself way short for doing a 2 foot wide canvas for $45!! This both enraged me and made me giggle, thank you for covering these people

    • Elana Vital
      Elana Vital Il y a 5 mois +2

      $45 is a steal. I would've venmoed it immediately and prayed she didn't get wise to how low she's charging...he heh, maybe I'd throw in an extra $10 as a tip (I have a conscience)

    • Kameryn
      Kameryn Il y a 6 mois +5

      That’s why I was shocked when the entitled customer was getting upset because $45 wouldn’t even cover quality art supplies. I would have jumped on a $45 custom painting so quick 😂

    • LizzyMarieTina
      LizzyMarieTina Il y a an +16

      I was thinking the same thing! $45 is already a steal. I would assume the starting price is $60 for something smaller than she requested. :)

    • carebohe
      carebohe Il y a an +10

      yes i was shocked by that one! the canvas alone would be that price unless she makes her own!

  • Desiree
    Desiree Il y a an +129

    My husband was a photographer he had images in architectural digest, one day while working in a pro lab his images came across my section for duplication. I told my boss those are my husband’s images. They said keep my job and do my work or make a stink. I’m so stinky.

    • Kelsey D
      Kelsey D Il y a 6 mois

      All I can say is WOW.

    • MrWeasel709
      MrWeasel709 Il y a 11 mois +10

      I would have taken a sharpie and wrote on the pictures. THIS ISNT YOUR WORK. THIS IS COPYRIGHTED. THIS IS MY WORK.
      And waited for them to come complain.

    • Just1Nora
      Just1Nora Il y a 11 mois +19

      Yeah, you can definitely sue for that. Intellectual property.

    • Stella Aster
      Stella Aster Il y a 11 mois +34

      That sounds like a proper case for a lawsuit. Copyrights exist

  • Melissa Varner
    Melissa Varner Il y a 10 mois +37

    I'm not an artist and this hurt. These people are insane.

  • Seth Freakin Rollins
    Seth Freakin Rollins Il y a an +1432

    Being an artist is actually one of the hardest jobs, actually. It requires talent, potential, hard work and creativity.

    • Ang R
      Ang R Il y a mois

      As well as fickle clients who make up excuses to not pay.

    • tj m
      tj m Il y a mois +1

      Gimme an effing break. You should build a bridge or work in a mine for a day. It definitely takes talent to be an artist and they absolutely deserve to be paid but it is not one of the hardest jobs. Not even close.

    • Maria Chickpea
      Maria Chickpea Il y a 2 mois

      Actually yes Actually...sometimes ,but it should never be free regardless just like with any other job.

    • Michelle DML
      Michelle DML Il y a 2 mois +1

      Artists are great and definitely deserve compensation, but pretty sure being something like a plumber, house cleaner, electrician, etc is harder. Those types of jobs also require talent, potential, hard work, and lots of creativity in problem solving and they are absolutely necessary to survival. But that kind of work is always looked down upon and devalued because it doesn’t come with tens of thousands in college loans, yet without the trades the world would revert back to the stone age.

    • Brent Ulrici
      Brent Ulrici Il y a 2 mois

      It's actually actual, if you actually actualize the actual act.

  • Shannon DVR
    Shannon DVR Il y a an +53

    My roomie is a graphic design artist and every time Charlotte does one of these it reminds me of how shitty people are to my roomie… my roommate even charges her friends for work and they all are more than happy to pay for her art… because she doesn’t have shitty entitled friends 🤣

  • mockfanatik
    mockfanatik Il y a an +63

    I get this type of people all the time. I'm a cake decorator and they think of they barter me or try to guilt me into doing stuff for either cheap or free. I make everything from scratch, everything costs plus my time. I have no idea what's going through their minds. My costs are firm, so much per serving. I can't do free.

    • JustPilgrim
      JustPilgrim Il y a 8 mois +2

      My sister is a Cake decorator. It blows me away, how hard she works!! So much effort goes into those beautiful cakes!

    • C Y
      C Y Il y a 10 mois

      @Stella Aster If she is in the US, we don't generally have orphanages on the corner where you can deliver a cake. We have foster homes and group homes, but most are not orphans.

    • Stella Aster
      Stella Aster Il y a 11 mois

      One good idea of free sharing once a year would be to make a big cake for orphan children. Maybe at Christmas day with some child decorating. The children would be very happy

    • BwooHuraca
      BwooHuraca Il y a an

      @E. Sterling My mom is dying, can you make me a free cake to celebrate?

    • E. Sterling
      E. Sterling Il y a an +4

      @mockfanatik Wow. Thats just sad. So put pressure on someone else because you cant be responsible. That sounds about right. I just dont get people and their entitlement. No one owes you anything. Hopefully people wise up and you get less of this in the future. 😊

  • Princess Virrey
    Princess Virrey Il y a an +22

    I'm a Graphic Designer and this hit home! The amount of "exposure" requests I get followed by insults is insane!

  • Adrienne Downs
    Adrienne Downs Il y a 11 mois +47

    I like how every single one of these people said “you’re not that good anyway” like… you just asked for my work

  • Tygerlilly
    Tygerlilly Il y a 11 mois +29

    it’s always fun to ask them what they do for living and demand free stuff using same reasons, ooooh, they don’t like that!

    • Ang R
      Ang R Il y a mois


  • Fugazity
    Fugazity Il y a an +193

    when someone ask for free art you can go and say, "you don't go to a doctor and ask him to perform a freebie surgery, you don't go ask a architect to build you a freebie house; why will I draw for you a freebie art? "

    • Gav123
      Gav123 Il y a 9 mois

      @Celine the Bean Notice how they said freebie...

    • Stephanie DeMeyer
      Stephanie DeMeyer Il y a 10 mois

      My dad's an architect, and tragically yes he gets people asking for designs all the time

    • Celine the Bean
      Celine the Bean Il y a 10 mois +6

      you cant compare health to art... people shouldnt have to pay for medical procedures that they need! if you need surgery, you shouldnt have to die because you cant afford it! art is a luxury and artists should charge for their services. the healthcare system however should not be privatized and its horrible to think that in america healthcare is done for profit... sorry, i know thats not the point of the comment, it just makes me incredibly upset as someone who works in medicine.

    • Erika Eriksson
      Erika Eriksson Il y a 10 mois +3

      Because they think that it takes no skill or practice. They think that being good at art is just "a gift" you are born with.

    QUEER VEE ART Il y a an +48

    i am an artist and i give my mom a lot of art for free but never ever ever has she asked me to make her anything for free. i just do it cause she loves my art and it makes me feel good. even my cousin who is younger than me offered to pay me to do art for him. its nice to be respected but lots of people out there definitely dont respect artists.

  • WeeeWriter
    WeeeWriter Il y a 11 mois +12

    *I'm an artist and I tell you, oftentimes it's friends and family that don't care about our art and want art for free. I have donated a few paintings to charities or for free for family for Christmas. Otherwise you know what, we all have bills to pay lol*

    • Cosmicreef
      Cosmicreef Il y a 3 mois +1

      Does not matter who or what you are.
      If you even remotely respect me(especially if you are family) then you do NOT try to use me.
      If you do then you automatically does not deserve anything that you are asking for.

  • Elizabeth Bath
    Elizabeth Bath Il y a an +12

    My husband was a professional photographer, he even managed to do our own wedding photos. Unfortunately so many people ripped him off that he decided that it simply wasn't worth the hassle. He had to declare every wedding, prom, christening and photoshoot for tax etc... but half the time he wasn't be payed, so it meant that we were paying for him to go to work every wkend etc...

  • Miss Sunny Dee
    Miss Sunny Dee Il y a 11 mois +14

    As a former* freelance magazine journalist (editor and writer), as well as a website and magazine developer I can say this is a global issue. The amount of times I've been asked to work for free - and not even small jobs - for the "exposure" in my 18yo career are too many to count. I live in The Netherlands. (* I unfortunately became very ill, can no longer do the work). It's an effing shame that people do this and sadly some artists will participate, making it only worse.

  • Loraine C
    Loraine C Il y a an +16

    Love it when people ask for one of my books for free, then complain that they cost too much. Hell, my latest is only $5.99 on amazon. Some people pay more than that for a cup of coffee!!!! And I only earn less than a third when one does get purchased. Great pay day on something that took 3 years to a bring to publishing state. 🥴

    • Loraine C
      Loraine C Il y a 3 mois +1

      @Cynthia Mathers that's for the ebook. The paperback is more.

    • Cynthia Mathers
      Cynthia Mathers Il y a 3 mois

      You are undervaluing your books. Charge more. People will look at your books and think they are cheap. Charge what they are worth and believe in your work. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Patrick Buick
    Patrick Buick Il y a an +6

    I am quite surprised that you can laugh... this stuff makes my blood boil. It happens in lots of industries. Not only free work, but "filter down", as in, they want to sub-contract and have you do the hard work on the cheap and reap the profits for basically being a head hunter.

  • B.F
    B.F Il y a an +838

    Grown adult humans actually act this way, that’s mind blowing

    • Cosmicreef
      Cosmicreef Il y a 3 mois

      That is straight up shameful.

    • Gethro Enter A Last Name
      Gethro Enter A Last Name Il y a 9 mois +1

      Not just them, sometimes their crotch goblins are the same way.

    • bubbasmith179
      bubbasmith179 Il y a 10 mois

      Holy shite , funny

    • Pash
      Pash Il y a 10 mois +1

      Heck even kids have some sence.

  • Curtis Anderson
    Curtis Anderson Il y a an +5

    I remember one time my late GF, who also would react the way you do to things like that, actually remembered to tip the artist for some custom work. She put a note in the PayPal payment "Here is a tip for the artist". It was a cast iron face which the artist painted in blue and white after a picture I provided of her existing blue and white ceramic items. The artist needed to match the color as closely as I would for my late GF when getting thread for quilting fabric.

  • Human_JellyBean
    Human_JellyBean Il y a 10 mois +4

    I think one of the sad parts is how it isn’t unreasonably priced. It’s just many amazing artists don’t realise their worth and charge lower than minimum wage. Just because it’s somewhat expensive, does not mean it’s unreasonable

  • Ask Amber
    Ask Amber Il y a an +8

    Omg as a professional artist of 9 years (and with a Bachelor's degree no less) this video is so triggering lol. This is why I got a salary job doing art instead of freelancing graphic design and photography. People are so ridiculous.

  • Ms. Elaineous
    Ms. Elaineous Il y a 10 mois +2

    As an artist, I get a really stange sense of satisfaction watching entitled people getting told off or karmatic justice for this kind of thing. It is rare it happens to me however it feels good to know that people do get what they deserve when they decide someones skills arent worth 💩.

  • Traditional Fairground Co.

    I'm always reminded of that great line from Edward Scissorhands, 'You can't buy the necessities of life with cookies'.

  • BlueHeavenly Lennard
    BlueHeavenly Lennard Il y a 11 mois +7

    Prince once said something like , "People don't value what they can get for free", and I think he had the right idea there.

  • AnotherBlonde
    AnotherBlonde Il y a 11 mois +2

    I love how most of the artist aren't even charging that much, like the last one, $45 for a custom piece of artwork seems very reasonable and yet these people still don't want to pay them. People suck

  • Julianne Kua
    Julianne Kua Il y a 7 mois +2

    Being someone who does art, the texts was incredibly frustrating to read T^T. People really need to understand that doing art pieces takes a lot of time, talent and materials and you cant just expect them to be given to you for free.

  • Noneof Yobusiness
    Noneof Yobusiness Il y a an +536

    My daughter is a very talented artist and I have watched as people try to scam her for free art work or just outright steal her work. When this happens, momma becomes Mega Momma Bitch. It's always those with ZERO artistic talent who have no respect for those that do.

    • ZomBQueeen
      ZomBQueeen Il y a 5 mois

      @TAR ICO because it adds nothing to conversation if we all could still understand the message. But, it does point out that you need validation from strangers on the internet that you are intelligent.
      In fact, in 2016 there was a study made by University of Michigan that found out that people who point out typos and grammatical errors are more likely to be judgmental jerks in GENERAL.

    • ZomBQueeen
      ZomBQueeen Il y a 5 mois

      Yes!!! Momma being the bouncer, I love it 🥰 does your daughter have an online shop?

    • KumokoFan1
      KumokoFan1 Il y a 9 mois +1

      Lemme guess - They call you Karen sometimes as well?

    • Therese Von Todderud
      Therese Von Todderud Il y a 10 mois +1

      @TAR ICO You can use both "who" and "that" in informal writing, and some scholars have started accepting "that" instead of "who", so you are actually wrong. This rule is no longer written in stone because it is common for native speakers to say "that" instead of "who" when talking about a person. You will see plenty of examples where famous writers use "that". An important part of being a writer is knowing that the language isn't dead and that there are variations. You don't seem to be 100% aware of the discussion going on about this very question right now, so who are you to criticize this woman? I'm not sure how old you are, but you sound like some 13-year-old whose teacher just told him/her about this "rule". Teachers will often give you the simplified rule because they are easy to remember. I was also taught this rule, but when I Googled it the other day, I realized it's not that easy.
      I'm a writer, but my native language isn't English. I've still written a few books in English over the years. I know I have made mistakes, and every author will. Luckily, the definition of being an author isn't being a grammarian. That's why we have editors :D You are also encouraged to break rules as an author, but you have to do so knowingly.
      Being rude will get you nowhere in life. And being a know-it-all only works if you do in fact know it all, and you clearly don't.

    • Starscream of Vos
      Starscream of Vos Il y a 11 mois

      Professional artist here. I charge way more than any of these people do.... But seeing how I went to college and spent like 15 years of my life doing classes, college, etc. plus those years and more practicing and improving, I would say that deserves a lot more money. Then of course time, materials, etc. add in to it...
      My first time experiencing these type of people I was a teenager and an adult promised to pay me to draw something for her. So I drew it, gave it to her, and she gave me candy as "payment." Sadly, I was living with my abusive parents who would torture or kill me over anything so I couldn't defend myself (I had to draw in secret as they believe art is from the devil) so I never got paid... But now free of those monsters I have never let anyone take advantage of me and my art ever again.
      But now I have a stalker who has been stealing my art and slandering my name... Trying to figure out who they are... My art that I love so much is being hurt and... It's really hard....

  • Regina Machamer
    Regina Machamer Il y a an +6

    My cousin is an artist and we have been more like sisters our entire lives and I would NEVER expect her work for free. She offers.. but I pay her bc she deserves it and I know a lot of time and effort goes into everything she does. It's unbelievable the way some people just expect sht.

  • Sally Hay
    Sally Hay Il y a an +4

    LOVED this one! So many entitled people - I was hissing right along with you! 😖 I'm a professional transcriptionist, and although I offer a discount for students and registered charities, I don't do 'mates rates' or freebies because, as with any other profession, it just dumbs down the whole field for everyone else working in it. If something's worth having, it's worth paying the going rate for! (Rant over) As always, after my dose of Charlotte's channel, my day is brighter 😊

  • Marijana Miletic
    Marijana Miletic Il y a an +16

    Being an illustrator I felt this video in a deep way. I have a tip, put funny mems in your stories on the subject that you don't do work for free, it helps XD

  • Catherine Groves
    Catherine Groves Il y a 10 mois +5

    It's actually interesting that they always personally attack the person they're asking for free shit. I wonder why they do that.

    • Eve7007
      Eve7007 Il y a 9 mois +1

      It's an adult tantrum. Some people are cheap, illogical, and unreasonable manipulators preying on people with good hearts.

  • petitesinger
    petitesinger Il y a an +600

    I am a professional singer and it always amazes me that people & companies want any type of artist to "donate" their services! You are right.....artists of all kinds should not work for free!!!!!!

    • Rain
      Rain Il y a 4 mois +1

      I did wedding solos as well as the reception music with my band, and so many people try to "pay" us in beer in prime rib. LOL. I don't even show up for less than $500 per gig. They can always ask "Aunt Wanda" to sing in their ceremony. I know what I am worth and I also know how it can go SO terribly wrong. LOL. They pay the photographer and the caterer but try to screw over the musicians. No girl...NO.

    • muskndusk
      muskndusk Il y a 5 mois

      @Billy Moody When a friend does me a significant favour, I take them out for a meal (and pay.)

    • Addie-Eileen Paige
      Addie-Eileen Paige Il y a 5 mois

      My friend who's a musician shared a photo that said, "Yes, I am a musician. No, I will not work for free because I need to eat, too."

    • orejotus
      orejotus Il y a 5 mois

      oh im artist too for 30yrs in music and people did same to me

    • Mark Edwards
      Mark Edwards Il y a 10 mois +2

      When your hobby intersects with professional skill, and people ask for free output, the only reasonable response is to suggest a professional. You might give them a result of your talent and work, but you should also remind them of the thousands of dollars that they didn't spend on a professional artist. And copyright your work. And remind them of the extreme cost of giving your work to anyone else. 1 in a hundred million survives on talent. You can improve those odds.

  • Reginyra
    Reginyra Il y a 10 mois +3

    I just want to say.... the pricing listed in these the 40 - 50... that's freakin' cheap for comission work. That's $8 an hour for 6 hours of work, not even covering materials, programs, apps, tech needed. I have no doubt that these artists are actually under pricing their work. It's a very common problem for artists.

  • Rico Suave
    Rico Suave Il y a 11 mois +2

    I hope Charlotte continues her success so others can enjoy her humor, and educated by her inteligent social commentary.

  • Sandy - SageRabbitVintage

    That was hilarious and awesome!!! New subscriber and artist. I solved the "I want it for free" issue by opening a shop on Etsy. Now when I get people asking for something I give them my Etsy info. Ya, I still get the persistent jerks but I just tell them I'm too busy with paid commissions. 🤣

  • Kenneth Vaten
    Kenneth Vaten Il y a an +2

    I like how some small businesses came up with a solution to the "work for exposure" model by taking a deposit and refunding upon receiving new business.
    Let's say I own a photography business. If you want a free photoshoot and want to pay me with exposure, I will agree to it on these terms: I charge you a deposit fee equal to the regular price of the photoshoot. I then give you a discount code (like 10% off for new clients). You put that code caption of the photos I take of you, and honestly you can give out that code as much as you want!
    Once your code is used a certain number of times without cancellation, or when the profit from your code being used can cover the cost of the original photoshoot, you are refunded the deposit. I will no longer charge you a deposit in the future; you can continue to have free photoshoots for exposure as long as your codes continue to prove its worthwhile. There will be a contract indicating you will be charged for those however if you don't post the code.
    CREDIT: I did not create this. A post on another entitled video had most of this.

  • My Gen X Life
    My Gen X Life Il y a an +177

    I go through this as a freelance writer. I recently had a guy telling me that he can’t pay me, but I’ll get “great exposure” from doing the work. In literally the same email he said that it would be a ghostwritten piece and that my name would not appear on it. I mean, first of all, there’s no way to get exposure from a ghostwritten article, and secondly, even if I did, last time I checked, you can’t pay your MasterCard bill with exposure.

    • Diane Lynn
      Diane Lynn Il y a 11 mois +4

      I've had people ask me to write feature screenplays and tv pilots for free because they think they have a great idea (usually what they have is an anecdote LOL) and we can split the money 50/50. That's as much work as a novel LOL. Cannot tell you how many times this has happened.

  • HumanOddity69
    HumanOddity69 Il y a an +1

    Wow, I can't even really imagine the mindset that allows a person to think this way. Do they not teach supply and demand anymore? My economics class was trash and it still managed to touch on the subject meaningfully enough. Pandemic = an increase in demand and supply is catching up to meet it. That means that if the price is affordable then you are already working with a saint, to ask them to do it for free is beyond ignorant and it's disrespectful.

  • Robert Mossack
    Robert Mossack Il y a an +3

    As a photographer myself, I soooo feel this.

  • pupcuz1
    pupcuz1 Il y a 2 mois

    I love how so many of these are like, “We’re friends tho!” I legit commissioned my friend for her art and tipped her an extra $50 on top of her price cause I KNOW HOW HARD SHE WORKS! Real friends will pay your prices. Fake friends will ask for free stuff and call you names when you say no.

  • PithosGloom
    PithosGloom Il y a an +4

    Im not an artist but I actually have an Entitled Artist story: I commissioned art from my friend, and paid them $40 for it (super simple drawing this was the price they gave me).....months went by and I asked nicely when the art would be done and they flipped out on me saying my asking for an ETA saying it made them feel like their art wasnt worth anything and that I was rude for asking....two years of them telling me they would finish it soon and send it to me.....They never did (and did some other shitty stuff to our friend group)....i finally told them nvm I dont want the art, and Im cutting contact with them......I never put them on blast but I should of because they r still getting paid commissions and just....not finishing some of them and not refunding people....and their excuse is “Its just not something Im in the mood to draw rn”....like dont take the money if you know its not something you’re gonna wanna do :|

  • Micky Fassbender
    Micky Fassbender Il y a an +4

    they think life is an X-factor contest and faking a sick mother or "I WANT IT" can give them the gold button. Just work B!

  • Shannon
    Shannon Il y a an

    When I wanted my very talented brother to design a tattoo for me, I offered to pay him for his time and talent. He decided on his own to give me the design but I would never just presume that he would work on something for me for free. The fact that there are people out there who not only expect that from friends and family but total strangers astounds me.

  • Catherine
    Catherine Il y a 2 mois

    When I was just starting my business, I asked a friend to design something for me. Budget was tight, but I would never ask for free work even from a friend! I just asked nicely if I could pay in installment, and she agreed. Geez,, why can't people do the same? That way you can keep your friendship 😅

  • Donna Manning
    Donna Manning Il y a 10 mois +1

    Watching your facial expressions and the way you talk, sing and laugh are worth more than the things you share. You are the best and you brighten my day every day!

  • carebohe
    carebohe Il y a an +1

    i'll be honest, i LOVE giving my close friends art for free- i love them i want to shower them in art- but thats like... maybe five people in the entire world.
    everybody else? no thanks!!!! i have learned that lesson enough times!!!!

  • Boe Dahlia-Harvey
    Boe Dahlia-Harvey Il y a an

    I love that you encourage all types artists to know their worth and charge an amount that their art, time, etc. is actually worth!

  • Jessica Winkler
    Jessica Winkler Il y a an +3

    I would love to see a "Charlotte's neighbors react" video when she is shouting things like "shut your goofy ass up" lol. I constantly wonder what your neighbors think of your outbursts.

  • wanderer79
    wanderer79 Il y a an

    I can relate! I work in IT, and I've had requests ranging from family members to "random person I met a party 2 years ago" ask me to design websites, graphics, and even create apps for free. Aside from the insult that I should commit that much time to create something that you expect for nothing , or are feeling "generous" because you'll pay me IF you like the finished product, I love that people think insulting you is the way to change you mind. Me: Here are my rates. Jerk: Um, I was thinking you could do it for free. Me: you're talking about 50+ hours work, and I charge by the hour. Jerk: Are you kidding?!? You flaming piece of *%&*! Me: You think I'm a flaming piece of *%&*? Well, that changes everything, of course I'll do all that work for free!

  • Nick Gisburne
    Nick Gisburne Il y a an +383

    Almost always, when they find out they're not getting the free work, they are all, "Well your work is terrible anyway." So why did you want to go to them?!

    • NietzzTube
      NietzzTube Il y a an

      @Pablo del Segundo EXACTLY!

    • suonatar1
      suonatar1 Il y a an +1

      @Tarquin True, it is a waste of time. But sometimes you wanna say something that makes their tiny brains shake, to the point of understanding how pathetic they sound. Am I right?

    • Ana Kelly
      Ana Kelly Il y a an +4

      Quite a few years ago, I had gotten out of a 1 year relationship when I caught my then bf cheating on me with a married woman and supposedly getting her pregnant.
      One day, a black guy asked me out. I told him that I was flattered but I'd just gotten out of a 1 year relationship and didn't want to date anyone right now.
      He had the gall to ask, "Is it because I'm black"?
      I told him, "Actually, I've dated black men but I wouldn't go out with you because you're a jerk."
      So, men trying to guilt me into going out with them is also pathetic.

    • Tarquin
      Tarquin Il y a an +3

      @Nonya Business just laugh. It will grate their souls 🤣
      If its a message just ignore.. Who has time for that crap!!

    • ErrantNight
      ErrantNight Il y a an +10

      Especially the person who wanted a tattoo drawn! Like they were good enough to want their art on their body forever but when they won't do it free it's not good enough lol

  • Raenell Lewis
    Raenell Lewis Il y a 6 mois

    I just freaking love your videos!!!
    I was bad at giving stuff away to my clients and under selling my skills. It was about 2 years ago when one of my team mentors said "giving away your skill is the same as self labeling that you don't value your talent"
    It hit me like a ton of bricks!!!
    Haven't done it since. I will always bend over backwards to make sure that my clients are satisfied however I value what I've put into my education and skills so I will never sell myself short again

  • ville matias haukia
    ville matias haukia Il y a 11 mois +2

    My father is a professional photographer and as a little kid when everyone was playing soccer I was in dark room developing films. (lost my sense of smell from all the chemicals) I have seen from close what it is and how hard work it is. I draw and paint and do calligraphy and yes people want stuff free and at some point you get tired of the attitude. Material is expensive... Especially gold leaf and wooden panels.

  • koreabae
    koreabae Il y a 10 mois +2

    I can’t afford to pay my artist friends for their work, so guess what I don’t ask them for anything 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • BPO
    BPO Il y a an

    Charlotte: “These videos always ruin my day”
    Also her: [Laughs] 🤣
    Me: “Thank you for these videos 🙏 “ 🥰

  • Endora TheWitchWriter

    This makes me so angry! I commission artists all the time and would never ask for free work, if they are out of my price range I thank them for their time and simply find someone I can afford.

  • Debbie Rogers
    Debbie Rogers Il y a 10 mois +1

    $45 for a hand made piece of art?! She's underselling herself.

  • Jessa
    Jessa Il y a 9 mois

    Dude. I even credit my friends for taking my pictures using phones. That's how appreciative I am for their ability in taking good pictures. I can't believe people asks for free services from people who make a living out of their talent. That's just rude!

  • Taylen Caudle
    Taylen Caudle Il y a 10 mois +2

    My local nail salon charges 80$ for way simpler stuff than that 😂 i think thats a good deal lol

  • Levent Muyan
    Levent Muyan Il y a an +297

    Technically Charlotte is still an artist. FRclipr. Entertainer....she was born as an artist

    • Elena Halcyon
      Elena Halcyon Il y a 9 mois +2

      And she sings well.

    • Levent Muyan
      Levent Muyan Il y a 11 mois +1

      @Arique Sousa actress and also a writer. I think she mentioned a pilot episode she wrote or was writing.

    • Levent Muyan
      Levent Muyan Il y a 11 mois +1

      @DiabolicalGardyloo if a newsanchor does his job right, or out of passion and true commitment, he is or at least becomes an artist in that moment. Artist is more than a job discription. It is a way of life. Everything else is just a job.

    • Levent Muyan
      Levent Muyan Il y a 11 mois +2

      @pan dulce she is an artist. That is a fact. Apparently you don't know that much about art😂 but that's fine...not everyone can be like...Charlotte...for example...

    • pan dulce
      pan dulce Il y a 11 mois

      She's not but that's

  • Word Ninja
    Word Ninja Il y a an

    Thank you! I'm an artist and it's exhausting when people keep asking for FREE work!

  • Patricia Zernone-Wood
    Patricia Zernone-Wood Il y a an +2

    I pay 40 bucks for my manicure and acrylic refill which includes up to 3 different colors. But if I want designs it's 6 to 8 bucks extra per nail and yes it's higher than most salons but she's damn amazing!!! I don't mind paying for quality

  • Jamesha Walker-Tenjinmon
    Jamesha Walker-Tenjinmon Il y a 6 mois +1

    As an artist myself, I don’t take kindly to accusations of me being “wealthy”. I don’t live in a mansion. I live in an affordable housing apartment. And no, y’all don’t know what I “think”! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏾‍♂️💔🌹💥

    • Bee L Z Beeb
      Bee L Z Beeb Il y a 6 mois

      Idk why it even matters if you are wealthy, if you’re working, you should get fair pay.

  • SaravanjaSteele
    SaravanjaSteele Il y a 10 mois

    I literally feel really proud of myself now for buying two paintings from a hella talented teenage artist. She would have given them to us for free because she didn't know she was talented. Husband and I were like, "Hell no! You are very talented. Take our money." I am not making this up. I hope this young woman goes into art for a living. And doesn't accept freakin' exposure for payment!!!

    IAMDJBLUE Il y a an +119

    To be an artist you really have to love being creative because this type of stuff will make you want to quit. 🥺 Blessings to all the artists out there.

    • Cosmicreef
      Cosmicreef Il y a 3 mois +1

      Being a freelancer artist is one of my main dreams.
      Art is literally therapy for me so encounters like the ones in the video does not hold me back. :)
      However i understand artists who had enough of the audacity of some people.
      Please keep your chin up and do not let anyone hold you back from doing what you love!

    • Natasha -
      Natasha - Il y a an +6

      I used to do portrait commisions, and yes this is exactly what made me quit. I did not have the energy for this type of person.

  • Kirsty
    Kirsty Il y a an

    I'm so sorry to all the artists out there that have to deal with this. Your time is valuable. Your art is valuable. Don't let someone make you feel different. Don't take this BS.

  • Mandee Keefer
    Mandee Keefer Il y a 10 mois

    I can't tell you how often I was expected to do photography work for free, by friends, family and strangers. I am not good at confrontation, it stresses me out. I hate dealing with people, so I just did gallery showings, and stopped doing work that involved contracts.

  • Bella Frangipani
    Bella Frangipani Il y a an

    Damn Charlotte, you can sing! Unexpected surprise among the hilarity there. Your videos are my new obsession; been having an "off" week and you've brightened it with your absolutely hilarious videos.

  • Kelly Louise Duffy
    Kelly Louise Duffy Il y a 10 mois

    I've watched so many of your videos and some of them repeatedly especially these entitled ones! I love that you're calling these brats out and get all happy when I see a new ones listed💕👑😍

  • Danny Hill
    Danny Hill Il y a an +722

    Heath Ledger Joker quote: if you are good at something, never do it for free.

    • Trisha Ann
      Trisha Ann Il y a 9 mois +2

      I'm really good at sex but if I charged I'd go to jail. 😆🐱😆

    • Virginia viola
      Virginia viola Il y a 9 mois

      That depends tho..a talent is a gift, one that you’ve been given, for free..you just have to use your discretion, charging for your time and materials is just sensible, especially when someone has requested them..but donating them every now and then is a way of acknowledging and giving thanks for that gift, and sharing it with others. I used to go to a local nursing home and play the piano for an hour once a week, for free. At that time I was a working musician too, had a Saturday night residency at a pub bistro, and worked during the week playing piano in a music program for pre-schoolers...the nursing home job turned into a vocation! Through that I was employed by the home to run the activities program, and became a Diversional Therapist, specialising in dementia care..a job that I didn’t even know existed, and it became my passion..and yep, the residents got lots of music..so, you never know where your gift might take you if you reach out and share just a little bit with others who might not be able to pay.

    • franl155
      franl155 Il y a 10 mois +1

      The trouble with getting "exposure" for doing free art is that everyone who sees it will also expect free art; "You did it for them, you can do it for me"

    • Danny Hill
      Danny Hill Il y a 10 mois

      @Sheena Nixon I would think charge for parts and an hourly rate would be a good start and see how it goes from there.

    • Sheena Nixon
      Sheena Nixon Il y a 10 mois +1

      I should tell my dad that. My dad is really good at mechanical work on cars. He loves cars, knows lots about them, why he never worked as a mechanic is beyond me but he's been asked by a lot of people, most who are friends or his relatives. No one ever pays, my aunt who's his step sister always pays him in cigarettes. I wish I were lying about that, but I'm not. My dad can get angry so easily but he always gives into others needs even though his will be 60 in January of next year, but he's still fixing other peoples cars for them. And he never tells people who owe him money to give him the money they owe him. And I realise that what he is doing isn't a career but he's still fixing other peoples cars.

  • Tamara K
    Tamara K Il y a an +1

    I love love love you’re entitled people videos. Just too funny.💞

  • Kameryn
    Kameryn Il y a 11 mois +1

    $45 for a custom painting sounds like such a good deal and she was so mad about it 😂 talking about give it to me as a gift. You’re a stranger lol

  • Mark Dodd
    Mark Dodd Il y a an

    I've just discovered your channel. I've been binge-watching all day. Great content. I totally enjoy every video

  • Mud and Glitter
    Mud and Glitter Il y a an

    Don't know why this popped up for me but I am so glad it did! Amazing! I'm not an artist but my daughter is and she and I had a great time watching this together. It's so important to know your worth. New subscriber!

  • Logan
    Logan Il y a 25 jours +1

    AS a 2k year old artist I charge everyone including my friends and family unless its a nice gift for a special occasion I urge young artists to charge everyone too done let folk undervalue your worth!

  • ReiKoko
    ReiKoko Il y a an +1

    Back when I used to draw and was active on deviantart, I got a few random art requests. Some of them offered to pay me, but I always turned them down and did it for free because I didn't think that I deserved to charge for my amateur skill level 😂 I'm not active on deviantart anymore, but I still occasionally draw something or make a card for a friend's birthday or special occasion or something.

    • Cindy Buxton
      Cindy Buxton Il y a an +2

      If people are willing to pay you, then you probably deserve to be paid. An amateur is merely someone who hasn't sold anything yet.

  • Kre8iviT27
    Kre8iviT27 Il y a an +1

    I've had several friend and family ask me to paint and draw portrait for them. I've even had a successful author ask me to create character designs, an animated series with about a dozen episodes that I would have to write, design a website, and write a daily blog for no money, just "exposure". Gtfoh! I never responded to her after that suggestion.

  • mzsarable
    mzsarable Il y a an +1

    😂😂😂 I hope I haven't scared any of my neighbors 😆

  • Andres Martinez
    Andres Martinez Il y a an +1

    This reminded me when I used to work at Amazon and people where asking for free stuff for no reason, after you said no... 90% of them Were either 70+ years old or have cancer... Or you know sometimes both lol

  • L CC
    L CC Il y a 20 heures

    14:00 $45 for that kind of work. That sounds like a fantastic bargain to me.

  • Jay Drumm
    Jay Drumm Il y a an

    Hey. Been binging your channel for a couple of days. Thank you. Your content is fun and charming. Much better than most of the negative stuff I find on FRclip. Btw I'm also Canadian, just down the QEW. Good job, keep up the good work. Thanks again.

  • Bethany L.
    Bethany L. Il y a an

    I love that you made this video! There are a ton of people out there that take the talent/work of artists (in every form) for granted. Artists deserve to be paid APPROPRIATELY for their work ❤️❤️❤️

  • T.L. C
    T.L. C Il y a an +141

    “Experience” or “exposure” without pay will never pay the bills.

    • Rain
      Rain Il y a 4 mois

      That might work on a 12 yr old, but I doubt it.

    • Kameryn
      Kameryn Il y a 6 mois +1

      That’s what I’m saying!! Lol like exposure and appreciation does not put food on my table. It’s crazy how some people don’t seem to understand that.

    • Shantorey Wilkins
      Shantorey Wilkins Il y a 6 mois +1


  • Teia Mingus
    Teia Mingus Il y a 10 mois

    $60 for those nails!! Yes please! 😂 Some people are just so ridiculous to think that artists, especially independent artists, are bad for charging the prices that they do 🤦‍♀️

  • Ricky&Ricardo
    Ricky&Ricardo Il y a 5 mois

    I used to do web development and got a lot of this. Eventually, I was like "You pay me and when your 'followers' come to me for exposed business, I'll give you your money back from the discounts I give them." and when they try to haggle that, I'd say, "You're an influencer that can't influence people?" The conversation usually stops shortly after that...

  • riyaan
    riyaan Il y a an +4

    Charlotte: that would be $50
    Entitled person: $50?! That’s too expensive & I’m already giving you money by watching your videos and you’re not even that good anyway. Bye!
    P.S. I actually love your videos and singing, Charlotte!

  • vechnoezabvenie
    vechnoezabvenie Il y a 3 mois

    This got me thinking about the big picture: how the Internet serves as a sort of a universal moral compass. I find it reassuring and a little surprising that even though there are lots of insane narcissistic self-obsessed freaks out there, even more people expose them for it, so maybe most people are actually decent! Not sure if this is a biased estimate...

  • Justin Kosch
    Justin Kosch Il y a 10 mois +3

    “But you’ll get exposure!” Only way I can pay my rent with “exposure” is if I start an OnlyFans.

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jones Il y a an +14

    Harlan Ellison has a GREAT rant on FRclip about this topic. Even though he’s a professional writer with episodes of Star Trek on his resume, even he gets requests to work for free. Only thing any artist ever gets from working for free is a rep as a sucker.

  • Roshny Koshy
    Roshny Koshy Il y a an +1

    This is triggering and comforting. I m a small business owner I get customers and influencers like this. Particularly with the pandemic I have been really hit. Still ppl come needing discounts, free delivery, free items. Wtf not!

  • Sweetly DarkArt
    Sweetly DarkArt Il y a 11 mois

    I'm an artist and get this ALL THE TIME! So now, when I post any type of opening for commissions I say No Free Work and require full payment of project up front. Most people throw a fit still and I have SOOOOO MANY STORIES from this.

  • Bobcat Young
    Bobcat Young Il y a an +54

    A waitress asked me to do her hair for free. “Could practice on her” was her idea. I had been doing hair for 20+ years at the time. So, I told her about a big party at my house the following weekend. Played it up inviting her. Then I asked her to show up an hour early, so she could set up. And please wear black and bring her own apron. And told her sorry, that it’s a private party and there probably won’t be any tips. When she realized what I was saying, they completely deflated look in her face was all worth it. She never asked me about hair again.

    • digital trucker
      digital trucker Il y a 6 mois

      Nothing wrong with a little good old-fashioned barter.

    • Bobcat Young
      Bobcat Young Il y a an

      @Susan Maggiora that’s what I did, no pay

    • Susan Maggiora
      Susan Maggiora Il y a an +5

      You shoulda told her she could come & ‘practice’ on your party..😏

    • Bobcat Young
      Bobcat Young Il y a an

      Ps. There was no party

  • Sarah Bell
    Sarah Bell Il y a 7 mois +1

    Have to say I'm not a professional but I know 60.00 for the service and 14.00 for the extra is already dirt cheap .
    I've paid more than that ( before tip) at crappy mall locations.
    Even if the prices were too much, you don't have to be snarky about it. Just say no thank you and move along.

  • CT Jaafar
    CT Jaafar Il y a an +1

    The consecutive quacks by the end is really making me lose it. As an artist myself, I got these quite some time ago, but I educate them slowly because they're willing to listen and learn :) I'm glad my experiences has been good.

  • magicshop3
    magicshop3 Il y a 6 mois

    you’re a great singer and entertainer! you deserve to be on Broadway or smth 💖

  • Yanti Blanchaard
    Yanti Blanchaard Il y a 4 mois

    My son did a stain glass piece that took weeks. I helped as it took hours a day to get done for a school project. Many artist in my family so I truly understand the time money and energy that goes into drawing wood work or any other kind of art. Unless it's a gift I would never imagine asking anyone in my family or friends for a free piece of art.