How do I politely decline offering people free advice?
Question: “As I’ve grown my following by sharing content that positions myself as an expert, I have a lot of people asking for my time, input, and suggestions. How do I politely decline the conversation while not alienating someone who’s a fan? I find that I’m dedicating about 30 minutes or more per day helping people in this way. I already put a lot of work into my content each week and I don’t have time to dedicate to helping people for free beyond that, especially as I continue to grow. So, beyond just ignoring them, how do you suggest I handle this?”