Hey everyone! Idea below which I don’t have the skills to code but I’d be happy to see anyone pick it up if there is interest. Happy to help in any way I can!
I periodically engage with “expert” / consulting platforms (IE: UpWork, Talmix, Avvnue, etc). In short someone with a need (IE: consulting / advisory, deck / doc review, etc) engages a 3rd party to provide those services either one time or on a rolling basis.
Typically the work is conducted within the platform through messaging systems, call systems, etc. Just about every platform restricts moving the discussion or work off-platform so getting web monetisation in via a plug-in likely wouldn’t work due to ToS.
Made me wonder if a stand alone plugin would work for consultants / advisors engaging with their direct clients?
- Zoom plugin to process payments for the duration of the video call
- WhatsApp / Telegram / etc plugin to process payments for the voice call (or text session with an on / off setting for once the advisory portion of the chat begins?)
I don’t know what kind of access the above mentioned platforms offer to 3rd party developers but Ill leave that for someone more suitable to comment on.
I engaged in these services from a business / startup advisory standpoint but I imagine it would be applicable to a broader audience (IE: a chef who wants to conduct classes via Zoom, a Yoga instructor conducting classes, etc).
A more complex version of the idea would be to replicate some of these “expert” platforms with doc / deck review functionality, call functionality, etc but the only real benefit of those platforms is client / "expert’ identification / networking and contracting. Otherwise they are rather clunky.
Looking forward to thoughts and comments!