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Good advice is like gold, potentially saving people time, money and energy. Like gold, not many people offer the real thing. There’s a lot of fake and low-quality stuff around and it takes expertise, energy and time to provide good advice. Few technicians who really know their stuff assist non-customers in the ways I am willing and able to.
Micro-payments work very well for almost everyone because they:
- Allow remuneration for small amounts of time
- Provide high-value and a mutually beneficial interaction
- Deliver unbiased, informed advice, rather than the usual hearsay/opinion/speculation
- Deliver enquirers who appreciate the time, effort and expertise behind the advice
I say this works well for almost everyone because people who expect everything for free (you’d be surprised how many there are) likely won’t appreciate this concept at all!