I started last summer to work as freelancer at upwork.com
For historical research, I read the biographies of all German Members of Parlament since 1918 to 1933, original in German.
On this internet page. http://zhsf.gesis.org/biorabwr_db/biorabwr_db.php And got the most important information noted in English.
While reading each biography I was taking information about 12 items, for example, nobility, education, did person owned land, business, took a part in war, what they did during and after WW2 etc...
Then I entered that information in Excel spreadsheet, so created structure matrix of 4000 rows X 12 columns of information.
I was slow at beginning but then a become very good, doing a biography in 3 minutes, I was like robot.
A friend helped me by making a greasemoneky makro, so that text of biography is easier to read,
like spacing between the lines, making some words bold etc.
I think jobs like this could be rare. Especially since already now, since they could be easally autuomatised . Pprogrammer (who speaks German), who can scrape this information from a web page and automatize this demanding job. After doing this job I learned basic scraping in python with beautiful soup, well not much but one script, to srcape information about education from that website..
I have on to do list to learn to program in python…
Since I live in the not first world country that was indeed very good paid job. (first 11$ then 15$ an hour)
If I had this Job just few weeks before, for sure I would support the greenhouse kickstarter at 100$ level.
I bought the The Better World Book (well my own copy to cherish) from the money I earned on this job and some pie.
I never thought I will work for that University in my life.
Theorie mit Praxis verbunden das ist mindestens 50:50 sein, am Praxis- Sepp Holzer
I normally run in in-person craft fair in December every year, but in 2020 that couldn't happen so I organized an online craft fair for local vendors instead. I had about 30 vendors at $CAD25 each, so income was about US$575.
I did a project for a tech company that specializes in smart devices. I obtained a web connected air quality sensor, integrated it with their product, and then wrote a blog post about what I accomplished. Link to blog
“There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematician that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one.”
― G. K. Chesterton