A new site. In ‘zeta’! (Via TechCrunch) Yoiks.
This sounds interesting. And a recipe for disaster if done badly.
Basically you set up your Ether number (a freephone number) through the site, and set your rate in $. Then when people call you for advice they’ve been setup and their card has been authorised. The longer you talk the more they pay.Ether: Sell Therapy, Counseling, Tax Advice, Computer Help, and More – Sell what you say
A sample list of sellers can be seen here.
I’ll be surprised if it doesn’t degenerate into lots of smut talk lines very fast. And it doesn’t look like it’s got a user ratings thing either which it should have really. Otherwise how am I supposed to know if the person can be trusted or not.
But I still think selling your time online in this way is an interesting idea.