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I'm working on my Commerce PEP badge.   But I'm stumped on what I can do (or possibly have already done) for the internet section.  

I need to "perform some sort of labor over the internet and get paid at least $100" (that's US dollars).


Is there anything I can do that someone would pay me money to do?

  • I suppose I could consult about textiles - People pay me for that in real life.  But is there anyone online interested in this?
  • I have access to some powerful permies tools and limited permission to abuse that power.  I could abuse my permies power to help someone promote their stuff.  Who would pay money for that?


  • These options are highly stressful for me, so I think the minimum I would charge is $25(USD) for half an hour.  Because it's never half an hours work.  There are the emails, the agreements, the prep, the loose ends.

  • I also have writing skills (so long as someone else can edit away dyslexia).  I've written for magazines before, but that's always been on a trade basis.  I do enjoy writing and this would be a good way to promote my books.


  • This is less stressful.  But how do I find someone?  Worse, how do I know what is interesting to people?  


    Anyway, tossing this idea out there.  You guys probably know me better than anyone.  What skills do I have that people would pay money for?  
     
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    Look at upwork.com or fiverr.com - lots and lots of things that people do that they get paid for remotely.  

    But for this particular BB, it has to be a a wage income.  Something that somebody pays for your time.  

    Maybe a custom dye or custom fiber?  

     
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    Does the pay have to be in cash? Barter items have a market value, so if you did a job for someone and they paid you in say honey or maple syrup and the fair market value of those items totaled $100, would that count?
     
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    What about the sale of your cleaning book?  Or does it have to be $100 all in one go?
     
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    Does the pay have to be in cash?



    For this badge, it has to be monies.  

    What about the sale of your cleaning book?



    I think it has to be some sort of wage work where I get paid for my time.  


    I used the cleaning book in a different badge https://permies.com/wiki/115130/PEP-BB-Commerce-sand-Residual#938811


    Keep the brain storm coming!  There's got to be something I can do online to earn that cash.  

    I am very good at copywriting first drafts.  That's something I do in my real life wage work for someone who is awesome at editing, but will spend hours a day, for weeks on end, staring at a blank screen just to get the first draft done.  
     
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    Although I am several months away from launching, and my budget is small, I would GLADLY pay you a small sum for writing a guest blog post, or short video for Youtube(nothing fancy, and could be about whatever you want in the farming/crafting realm).
     
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    Dustin Rhodes wrote:Although I am several months away from launching, and my budget is small, I would GLADLY pay you a small sum for writing a guest blog post, or short video for Youtube(nothing fancy, and could be about whatever you want in the farming/crafting realm).



    That would work.  

    Money (probably via paypal) for a service.
     
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    Dustin Rhodes wrote:Although I am several months away from launching, and my budget is small, I would GLADLY pay you a small sum for writing a guest blog post, or short video for Youtube(nothing fancy, and could be about whatever you want in the farming/crafting realm).



    That sounds like fun.  
     
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    Wonderful! I just PM'd you some more info
     
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    Wonderful!  I wrote you back.  This is going to be fun.  I enjoy your posts on permies.

    I wouldn't mind trying my hand at a few other things as a way of diversifying my income for this badge.  I'm also curious to try new things to see if I find anything I like doing.  I'm not good at putting myself out there so I don't know what I would be good at.  
     
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    Another skill I have is finding, reproducing and documenting bugs (and  things that cause PEBKAS bugs) in software.  I make a great idiot for idiot proofing software.

    But would someone pay me to break things?
     
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    Sure they would.  You've already broken hearts across the interwebs by hiding your face!  I kid, but that does bring us to one of the biggest marketing events in my childhood:

    KISS Unmasked.  Even the teachers were talking about it in grade school, so you could probably make millions if you 'unmask' yourself.  
     
    The first person to drink cow's milk. That started off as a dare from this tiny ad:
    Together Resilient by Ma'ikwe Ludwig
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