People often say that time is money, but most of those people don't even recognize the superiority of rosemary, and don't even mention Old Bay! Now letting you sprinkle your own time with actual cash money, MinuteBox.
Started by a group of Brits who hilariously think people spell things with "u's", MB's a stupidly simple way to earn a little extra scratch, assuming you're not stupid, by letting you share your two cents on anything you claim to be an expert at/on. To get crackin', sign in via your LinkedIn profile (or a create a fresh one and spend hours agonizing over a super-smart-sounding username like ImTheComputerThatWonJeopardy, IvyLeagueTed, Chad, etc.), and set a price-per-minute rate that can range from a penny to a grand, and is available in dollars, Euros, or pounds, though be warned: that last one has been known to occasionally blow up, especially when lame people do it. The service then scours your web presence for avenues of expertise (looking for key words like "writer", "medicine", and "Twilight vlogger"), provides widgets to throw on websites/ blogs, emails you when someone wants to take advantage of your brain, and automatically PayPals you right when you're done explaining exactly how Kristy's Great Idea started The Baby-Sitter's Club.
Preventing the farce from perpetuating too long, paying clientele rate their experience as well as the so-called-expert's knowledge on the discussed topic -- but if you don't get a high rating, just know that time heals all wounds, assuming you're still too poor for Old Bay.
Published: July 12, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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