Originally Posted by mlc82
...I posted that late last night, and already this morning I've gotten two replies so far when my post has only been up for about 9 hrs. It seemed like a good idea to help a lot of extra people with their goals, and not caring about whether or not it pays the bills is kind of a fun feeling- Now I just have to find something to do as well that WILL pay them... Isn't that supposed to be part of the fun though?
This is part of the Abundancy theory/Web 2.0 thinking that I am glad you have discovered. In addition to making the most out of those replies that come in you should think about starting a blog showcasing your talents.
I'm a prime example of why these sorts of efforts would work. I'm a man who badly needs workout planning and coaching and certainly could benefit from nutritional improvements. In my intellect I know this well ... in my concious mind I have seen so many "sign up now" and "Bowflex-type" advertisements that there is likely no advert on earth that would gte me off my swivel chair. If those guys with the fab-abs and the sexy girls on the Bowflex ads didn't "move me", it's unlikely any amatuer advert/listing will either.
But if someone establishes themselves as an expert ... and doesn't try to sell me ... my mind will move toward action ... and people naturally buy from friends and people they know.