If You're So Smart... Why Don't You Prove It (And Make Some Money While You're At It)?

from the calling-all-experts... dept

It's been a little while since we've spoken about the Techdirt Insight Community service that we launched earlier this year. If you're not familiar with it, you can see a quick two minute video explaining what it is. It's been going great, as the experts in the community have been providing fantastic insight to all sorts of companies worldwide, helping those companies make important strategic decisions, filling in key knowledge gaps and or (in some cases) helping to validate certain ideas and plans. It's been a great way for some really smart folks to get companies to listen to their advice, to find out about the challenges facing companies in their space, to validate their insight... and also to make quite a bit of money for being smart.

Some of the open cases are displayed in a running ticker on the front page of Techdirt.com, but in case you haven't been watching, here are a few that recently opened where top insights can earn between $400 to $600 -- as well as validate your own insights into these areas. If you think you have the expertise to provide valuable insight to the companies presenting these cases, feel free to apply. There are a bunch more in the system, with even more on the way, so if you ever felt that companies should be paying your for all your smart ideas, why not prove it?


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    RandomThoughts, Oct 5th, 2007 @ 11:20am

    So how much would a submission of "first" be worth?

     

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    Mike (profile), Oct 5th, 2007 @ 11:40am

    Re:

    So how much would a submission of "first" be worth?

    Absolutely nothing. :) Or worse. Since it'll destroy your ratings in the system as well as harming your reputation with the company in question.

     

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    Sceptical Cynic (profile), Oct 5th, 2007 @ 12:12pm

    But how likely is it that someone will get added..

    ...to the Insight community?

     

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    Shohat, Oct 5th, 2007 @ 12:32pm

    Hello

    Can I stay anonymous and still apply ? I mean I have no problem with being in direct contact with Mike, but I don't want my real name on anything that might be published.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 7th, 2007 @ 8:07pm

    I have been running a multi-media tracking site for over a year now. It is hard work and a ton of fun. I am learning , and continue too, more about data base management than i ever imagined...and fuck I am writing spiders now.

    But tell you for free ?

    Hell no. It is a hobby and I have had to suffer the slings and arrows of people calling me a criminal.

    So NO FUCKING WAY would I share my experience for free.

     

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    Mike (profile), Oct 8th, 2007 @ 10:42am

    Re:

    I have been running a multi-media tracking site for over a year now. It is hard work and a ton of fun. I am learning , and continue too, more about data base management than i ever imagined...and fuck I am writing spiders now.

    But tell you for free ?


    Did you read the details? It's not "free." It's an opportunity to get *paid* for your knowledge.

     

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