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

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This project is maintained by RichardLitt

Marketing this project

I’ve been working on this project for a couple of hours now. I’ve made some money, which is great, and I’ve had a lot of personal connections come forward and make some stuff happen. But I’m afraid I am limiting myself to people on Twitter. I want more than that. I haven’t marketed this to any of my alumni networks, or my newsletters.

I think it is time I did that. So, this is the time to figure out that plan. Networks to reach out to:

What services am I pitching to each of these? For instance, I could easily reach out to a few networks where the main thing people would need would be websites. But I don’t necessarily want to build websites for people. I want to build beautiful art things and/or help make people’s lives better. So, that’s really not that useful.

One thing I could do would be to reach out with ads for various small projects:

For each of these, I might be able to actually sell the individual services at a premium, or plan new ways of making money and marketing them in the short term. That’d be worth spending some time with.

Professional networks are also interesting. The timing of this project is bizarre; I basically can’t depend on any money being spent from businesses. It’s got to be from persons, as the weekend cuts into most active working hours for people.

Aside: I keep getting drawn into conversation with Thomas, and my ability to focus is flagging. I need to go home and eat.

Ok, let’s start with the easiest to market: the main project, to the main lists. How can I do that easiest? Probably by just dropping the link in, and by asking how I can help people. I want people to think about how they could use my ingenuity and effort for them, not just for myself - otherwise, this turns into begging, not into a desire for exchanges which use fiat currency as the currency.

Beam me home, Scotty!