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

Goal achieved

At 10:15 this morning, I officially passed my goal. I’ve got enough money from various sources to cover my student loan. 😃

I went to sleep at around 3:00am last night, and woke up at 8:00 this morning. There were a few tweets - some from Kristof. When I checked my email a few minutes later, I had been given $25 - thanks, Kristof!

The rest of the tweets were from Andrew Nesbitt, who runs quite a few projects on Open Collective. A short video call later, and I’m going to be doing a documentation and community audit of splitrb. My normal rates for this work on Maintainer Mountaineer are $500 for an org. But Andrew also wants me to look at 24PullRequests and Octobox, all using Open Collective money, which means the goal is passed. He’s not worrying about me doing it today, and I’m not worried about that, either - the lion’s share of the money that helped with this goal came from a two-week contract I’ll be doing with another alumnus of the altMBA, after all. But for all intents and purposes, my goal has been reached.

I’m super happy and excited. I did not expect to actually reach this, and not without bending over backwards to try and market some saas product. But - I didn’t have to. People reached out, I’m providing solid value for my dollars, and everyone goes home happy.

Being free to bill now and do the work later frees me up today to work on what I want to do - which is get this Jekyll scheduler thing working. So, that’s my plan for the rest of the day. I may fiddle around here and there with some other things - I have some drawings I want to make and install in a local cafe later today - but for now, let’s get on with my little Mongo // Heroku // GitHub // Node // Express // Stripe integration project.

Woohoo! 🌟

Beam me home, Scotty!