Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups
I want to offer a free consultation for non-profits, charities and activist groups once a week. Why? I'm a lucky guy. I work from from home. I start the day with my Parkour workout. I don't work 12h a day like some "successful" entrepreneurs. Still I can afford a decent lifestyle like healthy organic food for example. Billions of people around the world are less lucky than me. I feel bad about that. In the past when I was younger I tried to change that by protesting and reporting from protests.
There are a thousand issues I could support.
- war is raging all over the world
- people die of hunger
- the planet gets devastated
You can get depressed because of this. That's why I don't read the news anymore just like Thoreau didn't more than 150 years ago. I still care but I can't stand hearing it all the time. It's too much for me. I've known misery in the past, when I was a kid I lived in a dictatorship. Sometimes I feel guilty about not helping all these people because I know how it feels. Still after work I'm tired and on the weekend I barely can get the things done around the house etc.
So the only way to help people is through my work.
I always wanted to do something meaningful. To me working online was never about profits only. Thus some people have exploited my enthusiasm over the years. I have blogged for people who have disrespected me and paid me peanuts compared to their earnings and the money I made for them.
Still many others who have needed help with blogs, social media or search were too timid to even approach me because they assumed I wouldn't work for free for them. From now I want to give back at least a little. I want to try to offer a free 2h consultation for non-profits, charities and activist groups every week and advise them on blogs, social media and search. We will talk on the phone for up to an hour, the rest of the time is preparation and summarizing the results of our conversation via mail.
Of course I benefit from this as well. I have been working with the same clients for years and as the day has only 2h hours I do not more than a few clients per year. So at the end of the day it tends to be a little boring after a while. looking at new sites and facing new challenges regularly ensures I stay up do date with what's going on.
I will create a waiting list for all of you who work with non-profits, charities or activist groups and like to get assistance with saving the world one little step at a time.
I won't support every single one of you, as some causes are not mine, especially those who are not about helping all people but just some identity groups, whether sexual, religious or ideological. I'm for peace and equality and other universal values. So I won't support one group of people over another. I really like gay Muslim anarchists but unless they work to end world hunger I'm not interested in assisting them.
So you need support with blogs, social media or search to save the world? Let me know in the comments.
I will attempt to help you as soon as possible. Of course I can also advise you on other topics as well, but those disciplines are my main ones. I will help you to succeed on the Web raising awareness or funds or both. Whatever you goal is, I will be your guide at least for 2h. While waiting make sure to check out the non-profit SEO resources I collected.
* Girl living at rubbish dump in Peru, Creative Commons image by Alex E. Proimos