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Tim, probably just about everybody on this forumhas struggled with this. You will have to gain enough confidence in yourself and your abilities as a videographer, producer etc. to feel comfortable actuallycharging for your work. This confidence may only come withsome amount of ‘free’ work. Maybe the best way to make this transition is to set some goals for yourself. Tell yourself that you will shoot ‘x’ amount of interviews or events or video resumes for actor etc.before you begin to charge for this work. Stick to your schedule and announce when you reach ‘x + 1’ that your schedule has become crowded and you can only fit paying gigs in. As you gain experience from these freebies, make sure that you get in writing that you retain rights to your work so you can use it for your video resume that you will use to promote yourself. Keep shooting.