So, you're an expert, huh?

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Home Stager with ALR Home Staging and Showcasing, LLC

Yes, you are an expert.  What ever field you are in, you are an expert.  Well, you have to be an expert at something, right?  Think of something that you do really well.  There you go...you are an expert!

I'm an expert at a lot of things:

  • Folding jeans perfectly (hey, I was visual manager for GUESS? for almost 6 years...I can do it my sleep, ok?)
  • Folding perfect towels.
  • Making marinara (C'mon, I'm half Italian and grew up on Staten Island.  There would be something wrong with me if I couldn't make marinara!)
  • Organizing closets.

You get the idea....

Now that we've established that, I want you to think about the opportunities you've had to get paid for your expertise, no matter what it is.  How many people are willing to pay you to learn what you know?

As a home stager here in Atlanta, the only time I'm able to get paid for my expertise is when I perform a consultation, whether it be verbal or written, or if I get hired to perform a physical staging job {No, I do not fold jeans or make marinara when I stage.}  I love sharing expertise here on ActiveRain but the reality is, I'm not getting paid for it and neither are you.  Yes, you are getting the value from the Google juice and organically establishing your business online is an amazing thing to do...that is true.  But where's the moola? 

But, what if you could get subsidized for writing as an expert and still maintain your online presense?  Would you be interested?

If you are, check out EHow.  They have a Writers Compensation Program for those experts that share their knowledge of how to do something they know how to do well, with the rest of the world.  How cool is that?  You simply JOIN, establish a writers account and then create your profile.  VOILA...you're ready to start contributing!

Now, for record, I'm not abandoning ActiveRain nor am I encouraging anyone else to.  =)

And, I found this quote to be quite amusing:  Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out they don't.  -Leo Buscaglia

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Rainer
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Shane OnullGorman
Eau Claire Realty, Inc. - Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell

I find I am asked to fix someones computer at least once or twice a day. Sometimes more. I like helping but sometimes its hard finding time for what you need to do.

Aug 24, 2008 09:55 PM #1
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Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

As a woman of many talents of which writing is NOT.  I would be embarrased to write something for this site.

As a woman who loves challenges, I will give it a try.

I've been around the block and have learned many many things    this could be really fun

Aug 24, 2008 11:58 PM #2
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pro's"

Thats interesting, I know some people that would be very good at doing this...thanks!

Aug 24, 2008 11:59 PM #3
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Thanks for the information Abby.  I believe we have a numberof "experts" and knowledgeable writers around here that would be able to make a great contribution to the EHOW site.  Thanks for sharing!

Aug 25, 2008 06:03 AM #4
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Abby Roselli

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