[nabs-l] Blind people and the sharing economy

Jewel herekittykat97 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 20:20:54 UTC 2015


Yes, I do.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 10, 2015, at 2:47 PM, Phil via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Jewel, do you use these sites yourself?
> Phil
> 
>> On 12/10/15, Jewel via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> For writers, you can try text broker.com, which is a ghostwriting site.
>> Also, there is great content.co.uk
>> There are also many articles that talk about blogs that paid for articles
>> for their blog.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Dec 10, 2015, at 2:27 PM, Phil via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Yes, so many blind people are good writers. EditAvenue now called
>>> ServiceScape connects people who need their essays and documents
>>> edited and people who want to edit and get paid on a per page basis.
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On 12/10/15, justin williams via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>> Bying and selling web domains is something I've heard of.  Betting on
>>>> Fantasy sports. Writing, consultation about things you are expert on;
>>>> ifyou
>>>> aren't an expert on soemthing, get to be one.
>>>> Justin
>>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: nabs-l [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Phil via
>>>> nabs-l
>>>> Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 1:59 PM
>>>> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>>> Cc: Phil <philso1003 at gmail.com>
>>>> Subject: [nabs-l] Blind people and the sharing economy
>>>> 
>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>> 
>>>> How do you think blind and low vision folks can make some income and
>>>> participate in the sharing economy?
>>>> 
>>>> A recent survey shows that 30% of Americans work as freelancers or do
>>>> gigs
>>>> rather than traditional jobs. 400000 people now drive for Uber.
>>>> If you have a spare room or basement you can rent it out through AirBnB
>>>> or
>>>> list it on Craigslist. And of course the blind community was a pioneer
>>>> in
>>>> sharing economy with BookShare and recently Be My Eyes.
>>>> 
>>>> So, what are your ideas both to participate in the sharing economy as a
>>>> seller or provider, and ideas for new sharing platforms and apps for the
>>>> blind community?
>>>> 
>>>> Best,
>>>> Phil
>>>> 
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