AngelaJossy's Blog

Jun. 19, 2009 at 9:23pm


You too can work or hire someone for $100 A DAY

$100 A DAY is about trading $100 for a service or trading a service for $100. Itís pretty simple but it can also be life saving. Individuals and businesses can offer a service or buy a service. In this economy $100 doesnít go very far. Itís a trip to the grocery store, a monthís cell phone service and itís less than a months worth of Starbucks if you go every day. But if youíre under-employed $100 can really make a difference in your quality of life.

The following is a list of services offered by the $100 A DAY NETWORK:

Handyman services (basic home repair stuff)
Personal training
Activity planning for children
Office admin tasks
Resume writing
Painting, sanding and prep work
Home organizing
Basic landscaping
Creation of customized greeting cards
Translation of French to English
Computer diagnosis and repair
Haircut & color
Music recording & mixing
Event planning
Entertainment booking
Graphic design (for print or web)
Web design
Professional writing
Airport pick-up and delivery
Mosaic kitchen, patio etc.
Henna service
Stained glass
Waitress/Catering server
Customized soap making
Belly cast for pregnant women
Design and make a customized T-shirt
Custom sterling silver and/or gemstone jewelry

Services we would like to add to this list:
ē Dental service
ē Legal services
ē Professional filming and editing service
ē Homecare person (help someone who is temporarily homebound)
ē Medical services

People on the network can also trade service for service as long as itís agreed that both services will be traded equally at a rate of $100 per day.

1. Itís each individualís responsibility to report their own income to the IRS.
2. We do not jury the participants, its your responsibility to screen the person you are doing business with.
3. It's your responsibility to collect payment for your services.
4. We do not guarantee your satisfaction in any way shape or form. This is just a list like craigslist or a classified ad. You are on your own. We don't want any trouble.


If you want to add your service to this list you pay a one time fee of $5. Do you think that is a fair price?

If you want a copy of the roster with contact information so that you can hire someone, you pay an initial fee of $5 and then you can get updates as we add more people and services for $3. Do you think that is a fair price?

I'm still trying to work out what is fair to me (who will have to do all the shuffling of email etc.) and reasonable for the other people too. I'm interested in what others think of this idea.

The reason why there was little action for these services on the $100 A DAY Facebook page I made a few months ago is because there was no one at the wheel marketing, promoting and talking to people about it. This is why I'm rethinking how this should work. If I make this my job (marketing, promoting and managing the roster) then it has a WAY better chance of having momentum.

The people who already posted their services on the Facebook page won't have to pay anything. They are my starter group to test this idea and get the ball rolling.

We may also give out some rosters free at business networking events to build some demand.

Supply, demand, we got it all figured out. :)


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comments [10]  |  posted under , $100 A DAY, employment, service, Tacoma, work


by L.S.Erhardt on 6/19/2009 @ 10:21pm
For $400 a day, I will gladly distill some crude oil into useful fuels for you.

by fredo on 6/20/2009 @ 9:32am
Thanks Angie, I needed a good laugh.

Here are some of the jobs people think are worth $100: Activity planning, custom greeting cards, language translation, airport pickup, dog sitting, henna service, custom t shirts, or (my favorite) belly castings.

Most of these services are available for much cheaper or free. Check the yellow pages or the internet.

by AngelaJossy on 6/20/2009 @ 12:30pm
I think some people meant that a package deal could be arranged for many of the services they offer. But some things in a high enough quantity could merit a whole days pay. For example, what if she did belly casting all day at an event for pregnant women and the event organizer paid her to do this so it could be a free service to her guests?

Also bellycasting is an art form that require an experienced artisan and the the materials can be are expensive too. So even one bellycast for $100 isn't unreasonable.

What if someone wanted a 100 page legal document in French translated into English? Probably have to pay ALOT more than $100 for that.

I think $100 for a ride to and a pick up from the airport is totally reasonable. Have you checked the shuttle prices lately? Its worth it for the non-stop, private, comfortable ride.

If an entire baseball team needed customized shirts done, each with their name on it, then $100 is reasonable.

If you wanted hand made greeting cards for all 150 of your wedding guests then $100 would be a steal!

And finally, if you've ever done a children's birthday party then you know that paying someone $100 could be a godsend when in comes to orchestrating all the activities and keeping everybody safe and sane during the party. I'm so glad my days of handling THAT are over!

I think you just have to realize that this is all a negotiation and people are usually reasonable about what they are willing to do for you. My experience has been that I usually do MORE work than you could usually get for the amount of money I get paid.

by fredo on 6/21/2009 @ 8:38am
Angie, now that you've described it more fully I can see the value. Thanks for your detailed posting.

I remain amused by the belly castings. What on earth do people do with these things once they get them home? I guess they would make a good planter or soup tureen.

by NEAL on 6/21/2009 @ 7:59pm
Fredo, it becomes a very, very personalized piece of artwork.

And personal piece as well.

by NineInchNachos on 6/21/2009 @ 8:20pm
belly castings make unique fenders for your custom VW dune buggy.

by seamusmh on 6/22/2009 @ 1:59am
Fantastic idea. Love the simple, fair pricing structure. For some of those services like design and translation, it's a tremendous value and for the chronically underpaid jobs like landscaping and childcare it puts real value on the time and energy required to do those things.

The administration fees for distributing or joining the list are more than fair, but strike me as something that could undermine your ability to win undecided customers. What about a $10 admin fee for each successful connection instead?

by fredo on 6/22/2009 @ 8:22am
I say, let's quit chasing after all these "international financial services" companies and establish the world's first "international bellycasting district."

by AngelaJossy on 6/22/2009 @ 11:40am
I thought about a "per use" type of fee but I don't want to have to track who hired who. It would upset me if I heard that two people found each other through my list but didn't want to pay the extra $10 to me. Its easier for me to charge based on something I can control - adding people to the list and emailing the roster. Those are services I myself provide. It feels cleaner and simpler that way to me.

by NineInchNachos on 6/10/2012 @ 8:18pm
got laid off from my day-job.
thus and so, 
I am available on the $100 dollar a day network.