“What’s in it for me” is a lousy question to ask. It has limited answers – money, favours, money-equivalent products or services. Let’s ask a broader question: How can I contribute, create and capture value in this situation?
Contribute by applying your metal, emotional, intellectual faculties, technologies and street-smartness.
Create by utilising your resources – time, energy, money and sanity.
Capture the value created: it could be a cheque, a compliment or even valuable feedback.
Also note, contributing and creating comes much before capturing.
So begin at once! Now, go make some Galata.