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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Commerce.

Perform some sort of labor over the internet and get paid at least $500.

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  • A Big List of Agile Work Income Streams
  • What is Agile Work?


  • To get certified for this BB, post the following:
  • A description of your labor
  • A picture of proof that the labor was done over the internet
  • A picture of proof it made you at least $500 (you can smudge the personal info, as long as it is identifiable as yours)


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  • Using the internet to sell your "goods" isn't a fit for this BB
  • Performing a regular job "remotely" over the internet is a fit for this BB
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    Location: Belgrade, Serbia
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    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.
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    Location: Powell River, BC
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    I'm applying for this BB.

    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.

    Web site for the craft fair, showing vendors:
    http://prcraftfairs.com/vendor-list/

    Facebook page for the craft fair:
    https://www.facebook.com/pronlinecraftfair

    Incoming vendor fees to bank account and Paypal account (all in CAD$):
    http://kevinrwilson.ca/income-for-permies/
    (page is password-protected, pw is cranberry)

    All work on this was done over the internet. Income above does not reflect me selling any goods.
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    Location: Northern WI (zone 4)
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    Kevin, I couldn't get the password to work.  Could you post a screen shot?
     
    Kevin Wilson
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    Mike Haasl wrote:Kevin, I couldn't get the password to work.  Could you post a screen shot?



    That’s very weird, I just tested again and the pw does work. Make sure it’s all lower case? I put the info on that page because the screenshot of the bank transactions is huge.
     
    Mike Haasl
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    It is weird, this time it worked for me.  Maybe I spelled crannbery wrong a few times...

     
    Kevin Wilson
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    Thanks Mike, glad you got it to work 😀
     
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    Location: SF Bay, California Zone 10b
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    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

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