Let's see how fast I can make $2117.91 USD. The goal is by end of day, Sunday March 18th.

I made it! 🎉

Income to earn: $0.00!
In the bank: $47.00.
Contracted but not yet invoiced: $2100.91.

I am live-blogging my entire process and thought patterns over the three day challenge here. Follow along!

Frequently Asked Questions

Twitter: @richlitt
Email: richard@burntfen.com


- Mon at 00:47 - How did it go?
- Sun at 19:14 - The crash
- Sun at 17:12 - Art
- Sun at 13:02 - Jekyll Scheduler builds on command
- Sun at 10:35 - Goal achieved
- Sun at 02:10 - Express, Heroku, and OAuth conquered
- Sat at 19:23 - At the bleeding edge
- Sat at 16:56 - Getting Probot working
- Sat at 15:54 - Providence at the cafe
- Sat at 15:14 - Business models for Jekyll Scheduling
- Sat at 14:48 - Negative feedback
- Sat at 14:35 - Scheduled Jekyll Posts
- Sat at 09:56 - Morning reflections
- Sat at 00:59 - First day post mortem
- Sat at 00:21 - Better navigation
- Sat at 00:03 - Working blog
- Fri at 22:56 - Setting up a blog
- Fri at 18:06 - Adventure branding
- Fri at 16:03 - Patreon Post
- Fri at 15:36 - Afternoon goals
- Fri at 13:28 - Hunger
- Fri at 13:06 - Marketing this project
- Fri at 12:40 - Machine Learning?
- Fri at 11:54 - Probot
- Fri at 11:42 - First Client!
- Fri at 11:13 - Small notes and Buffer
- Fri at 10:33 - Reputation
- Fri at 10:32 - First Contact
- Fri at 10:19 - The First Tweet
- Fri at 10:12 - Introduction

View the Project on GitHub

This project is maintained by RichardLitt

First Client!

@deanoemcke and I jumped on a call to talk about his project for his kid’s art. Basically, Sun Oemcke makes some pretty great art, and Dean wants to sell the art to help pay for Sun’s education. Dean himself is a programmer, but needs some help getting off of his butt and building this website. By paying me to design the site and get it up and off the ground, he’s able to bootstrap it forward. I also am going to plan the marketing strategy for it for the year going forward, which sounds fun, too.

We had a 15 minute video hangout to discuss the project. At the end, we’ve decided on 4 hours at $250USD total. I’ll probably throw in another hour of work at the end, too, but that should be enogh to build the whole site I’ve already prototyped on paper


He also threw in $5 for helping him install the stale Probot on thegreatsuspender, his extension for dealing with tabs. Open Source for the win!

I’m very excited about this. It’s a ton of fun, and I think I’ll enjoy working on this project - mostly because it’s art, it helps Sun go to college, and I like working with Dean. So, scheduling time away for that.

What’s next?

Beam me home, Scotty!