“Well, son, figure out what it is that you would do for free. Then, also figure out a way to get paid to do that activity.”
“I found it Dad!”
In 2013, I, Karl-Michael Sala have granted, pro bono, i.e. for the good, nothing, free, about $40,000 worth of advice, articles, comments, counsel, research, postings, publications, translations, transcriptions, et al. on numerous European Genealogy Research Blogs, Communities, Groups, etc.
Many recipients are very grateful & express their gratitude. When I do pro bono work, ’tis I who gets to decide when I cease the research.
50% of my time is pro bono, but ’tis again I who determines precisely what & for whom the pro bono work is performed!