Question of the Day: Making Money from the Interwebs
My good friend Jaime is a good listener. No, a GREAT listener. She makes reassuring/outraged noises when need be. She'll even ask a poignant question or two when you're faltering. She rarely gives advice though. She believes that people are fully capable of making great decisions themselves only if someone will hear them out. She'll even top off the great listening with a big hug. I can tell she learned to hug from somebody's grandma. People our age just don't hug like that.
She wants to create a website where she listens to people. Which I think might work. I mean, people don't talk like they used to. I know I'm more prone to texting/emailing than calling someone. If you can't text or don't email, then sadly I rarely talk to you. I think it's 'cause I'm awkward on the phone but I digress. The flip side to this is that she wants to charge people a small fee for doing so. Like $5 for 30 minutes. If you want her to listen on a more consistent basis she'll give you her google voice number. For doing that she said she'll charge around $10 for 30 minutes.
My questions are: Do you think this would work? Would you pay for someone to listen to you?