Joe & Everyone else: Is this site for real??? I went to check it out; still laughing.... The #2 listing guy resembles Bill Gates?? The #3 listing has no qualifications, practices occult beliefs, & is a member of a "small coven"??? He gets 16 cents a minute; WOW $9.60 an hour.
Ya got to be kidding!!!!!
[This message has been edited by HotLine1 (edited 08-20-2002).]
Re: DIY's Should Look Here for Advice#81468 08/21/0205:33 AM08/21/0205:33 AM
I organize peoples homes by de-clutterizing, and reorganizing what they do have. I have glowing references from previous clients.... <snip>
Live Session Rate $0.83 per minute
83 cents a minute to tell me how to tidy up my junk??!! I think they are kidding!
That whole "expert page" part leaves a nasty taste in my mouth. I notice there's an option to become an expert on the board. I wonder what credentials are required to join? I have a feeling I already know the answer.
Re: DIY's Should Look Here for Advice#81469 08/21/0205:51 AM08/21/0205:51 AM
This is for real. I came across this a while ago and decided to check it out. I signed up, made a nice profile, came up with some outrageous fee. Soon enough the emails started. I got a whole bunch of questions but responded to none. I was promptly "Fired"!
Re: DIY's Should Look Here for Advice#81470 08/21/0210:20 AM08/21/0210:20 AM
Bobvila's expert platform is powered by Kasamba.com. If you are a do-it-yourselfer and you think you have the expertise required to provide advice and services to other users, please fill out the application form below. Once your application is approved, you will be listed according to your professional expertise on both Bobvila.com and Kasamba.com, and will be available for hire.
It looks like the service gets 30% commission.
Re: DIY's Should Look Here for Advice#81471 08/21/0203:30 PM08/21/0203:30 PM
EMScott, Saw a couple of comments of yours and Joe's on there trying to warn people. Some of the stuff floating around is quite scary, like the thread about wiring a ceiling light/fan where someone suggested just trying different combinations of wires to get the new unit working. (O.K., let's try joining black to white folks!).
Bill, Yep, looks like they're just interested in the commission.
Re: DIY's Should Look Here for Advice#81472 08/21/0204:44 PM08/21/0204:44 PM