When friends, associates and junkprints fans want to know how to do things, find stuff or generally have questions they ask me. I really like figuring things out and usually find multiple solutions for a dilemma or perplexity. Times are hard, and I spend most of my day on my usual design hustles, but since many of my pals are getting laid off and experiencing shifts in their day to day lives I’m being bombarded with random questions. Knowledge is power, research for knowledge takes time and time is money. So I came up with “ASK CHANEL”
This is how it works, just ask me a question…any question, send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll send you a paypal invoice for $2. Upon payment of the $2. I’ll answer your question to the very best of my ability within 24hrs. For example a friend emailed me me “where’s the best place to get wholesale vintage clothing on the east coast?” So I would email them back with an invoice and upon payment provide a list of distributors w/ their pros and cons. Another person asked me, “how to set up an e-commerce site?”, another asked “what font I used on my site?”, “how to remove sharpie ink from rubber boots”, “where to get taxes done”… you get the point. Hey look at it this way, it’s cheaper than college tuition, it saves you time, and if you don’t like my answer your only out of $2, but I’m pretty sure you’re gonna get more than you paid for.
Great idea…I get asked so much and usually spend about two hours or more educating…let’s consider that a consultation fee…LOL!
That’s right…a consulting fee, and a pretty reasonable one at that.