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Strange Project

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on January 22, 2013

I was thinking about someone doing a project where they give themselves to others for a year via twitter.

Each day or week they are available to help someone (person, SME, startup) for free to do anything so long as it is legal. The only price will be that it is able to be documented.

Or maybe this: sell their labour a week at a time on eBay and see what the starting price is (early on in the year) and what it becomes towards the end of the year based on the value they add, or social followers they acquire during the process. But again, it would be documented.

If someone wants to do this, be this person – then hit me up. Would make a cool documentary or something…

I’m not joking.


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  1. susanjjones said, on January 22, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Gary Vaynerchuk is doing something along these lines this year. He is doing a project he is titling “1 a day Q & A” where anyone can sign up to interview him any day of the year. (

    Although it will be massive for him in terms of self-promotional, it is also really helpful to the bloggers and site owners he answers questions for.

    I’m interested to see how this project goes.

    • Steve Sammartino said, on January 23, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Did you put your hand up to interview him…. I hope you did :-)


      • susanjjones said, on January 29, 2013 at 7:36 pm


  2. Lars Grombach said, on January 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

    hey mate brilliant blog post, wouldn’t mind helping u with the eBay idea, hit me up if ur still looking for someone.

    Lars (@lgrombach via twitter)

    • Steve Sammartino said, on January 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

      Ok – you’re the man – 1st person to put hand up… Are you volunteering to be the labour…


      • Lars Grombach said, on January 23, 2013 at 9:58 am

        wouldn’t mind it, depends on how time intensive it’ll be, will have my honors year at uni this year

  3. Aj Kulatunga said, on January 23, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Truly amazed at your mind.

    AJ (via twitter @BLKMGK01)

  4. Johanna BakerDowdell said, on January 23, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Love this idea.

    Johanna (via twitter) @JohannaBD

  5. Mike Russel said, on January 23, 2013 at 10:04 am

    It is not so crazy!!

    Mike (via twitter @mikerussell_)

  6. femmenagerie said, on January 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    That’s a very interesting idea! Will your project just involve one person helping others? Or will you have different people helping others in various categories, say maybe a volunteer for math lessons, relationship advise, etc)? Looking forward to updates!

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