Since my interview on @fergish's Podcast, people have contacted me for advice. More specifically, they wanted help on their App Project. Then I realized something that could empower all of us.
The global community has a ton of "unrealized" resources (members with hidden talents). And Entrepreneurs just need a way to...
- Identify those resources/skills.
- Connect and help each other.
- Facilitate Open Barter Compensation.
The revelation came when I asked one of the forum members, "why are people contacting me all of a sudden? I've been posting on the forum for over a year." He said, "it's because of the Podcast interview."
That interview accidentally revealed my skills as a resource to the rest of the community. I would like to propose this APP below...
SAFEworks Jobs Board
The idea is to create a website directory where people can [Post] jobs. [Compensation] uses an open barter system. You can literally offer cookies as payment! The code of etiquette encourages people to provide "something" when posting a job. There's no such thing as "nothing" to offer. Honest recommendations are free and can be useful.
The board uses a [Reputation] / [Recommendation] system, allowing the community review each other and avoid undesirable connections.
As SAFE grows, there will be many business ideas. Unfortunately, some entrepreneurs lack one or two elements to make it a reality.
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Why open barter compensation?
The old paradigm of "local only" is becoming obsolete. Why can't someone from Europe work for someone in Africa? If the only roadblock is local currency, let's open up a new road and solve the problem. The only limit is the one we put on ourselves.
What if people can do the job but don't like the compensation?
The goal is to allow entrepreneurs to find you and you find them. Contact the job poster and negotiate. Or you can do charity to accumulate recommendations.
How do recommendations work?
As a job taker, your profile collects "letters of recommendation" from job posters. As your work history builds, others are likely to offer more money for your services. Also, you can showcase samples of your work in your profile.
How does reputation work?
As a job poster, you want good reputation. People are more likely to take the job if you deliver compensation as promised, and accurately describe the job. High reputation attracts the best talent.
Is this a job search board on SAFE?
Yes. But here is the difference... Instead of (Employer/Employee) we encourage (People/People). This empowers everyone towards productivity even though they lack some elements, like fiat funding. A productive community creates real wealth.
What about adult jobs?
This public board is already considered an "adult" environment. But it's good manners to tag it (Adult) and accurately describe the job. Please be mindful of the local laws in your area.
I saw what happen to Craig's list. Is this going to get messy?
We hope not, but the code of etiquette is clearly spelled out. It will be up to the community to enforce it.
Welcome to freedom.
EDIT: "APP Builders Directory" is subject to change to "SAFEworks" pending further discussion.
EDIT 2: After more consideration, this forum already provides a way to seek help for building Apps. However, the need for a "general" jobs board is still relevant. Therefore "SAFEworks" will be the proposed idea going forward. Same idea, just scaled up for a global job market.