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June 20, 2011, 06:25:27 PM
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I see a lot of desperation to earn bitcoins here.

  • Begging
  • Offering services for a low price

Why?

Just because you want bitcoins doesn't mean you should sell yourself short.


It would probably be easier for many to earn in USD and then convert to BTC instead of working twice as hard to get the same amount of BTC.


Just a thought. If you're offering services, don't lowball yourself.
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June 20, 2011, 06:42:49 PM
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I see a lot of desperation to earn bitcoins here.
Just because you want bitcoins doesn't mean you should sell yourself short.
I don't think its "desperation." I think most people are just curious.
Bitcoin has been given a lot more media attention recently. I think most people just want to see what it's about (me included).

It would probably be easier for many to earn in USD and then convert to BTC instead of working twice as hard to get the same amount of BTC.
This is true. If you have a trading account already set up and already funded, this would work well for most people (and it does).
If you don't have a funded account it can take days to weeks before you even have the chance to buy a Bitcoin with your local currency.

Selling a service or good may be faster than getting set up on an exchange.


Just my two Bitcents.
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June 20, 2011, 06:49:07 PM
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Here's some words from Steve Jobs, about working with Paul Rand on the NeXT logo:

I asked him if he would come up with a few options. And he said, “No. I will solve your problem for you. And you will pay me. And you don’t have to use the solution. If you want options, go talk to other people. But I’ll solve your problem for you the best way I know how. And you use it or not. That’s up to you. You’re the client. But you pay me.” And there was a clarity about the relationship that was refreshing.

I'm more into "fine" art, but I occasionally do creative work for hire, and I'm dismayed about all the people who work for nearly nothing or send work to design competitions. People need to get an appreciation for that their time should be worth, be it for traditional money or for bitcoins.

Bitcoins: solid enough to build pyramids.
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June 20, 2011, 11:58:27 PM
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June 21, 2011, 12:11:34 AM
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At least for me, Bitcoin feels fresher and easier than physical cash, and also it feels like it's worth much more 'cause it grow in value; going for physical cash first feels kinda less efficient in comparison

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June 21, 2011, 02:17:25 AM
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Spamming your friends on Facebook to earn 0.1BTC seems just as desperate as anything else I've seen...

The non-snarky answer is that I really think it boils down to participation.  Bitcoin is new, interesting, and for better or worse, a little "trendy."  Being part of the Bitcoin economy is worth a discount to these people who are offering their services at what seem to be too-low prices.  Add to that a sense of "investment," and I am confident all these people feel they are being fairly compensated.  I don't honestly think your offer to post someone's website address on your Facebook in exchange for Bitcoins is desperate.  I *do* think it is an easy way to maybe get a few Bitcoin without having to go through the hassle of setting up an exchange account or taking the risk of sending someone dollars for Bitcoin. I agree with other people who feel it is more unbridled enthusiasm than desperation.  Maybe their posts are a little melodramatic, but they just want to be part of the community! 


As to the begging, well, yeah, that gets old:
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June 21, 2011, 02:49:14 AM
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I see a lot of desperation to earn bitcoins here.

  • Begging
  • Offering services for a low price

It's probably because people think it's a cool idea. Human beings like to be a part of stuff. It's fun.

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Just because you want bitcoins doesn't mean you should sell yourself short.

It depends on what you consider selling yourself short. Being part of the movement is incentive enough for people to participate. I doubt anyone is expecting to make a living off BTC at this point.

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It would probably be easier for many to earn in USD and then convert to BTC instead of working twice as hard to get the same amount of BTC.

Not everyone is participating in BTC for the sole purpose of making money. Some people look at BTC as a viable currency. They want to experiment with the idea. If BTC is ever going to take off, we need people to sacrifice a little to further the goal.

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Just a thought. If you're offering services, don't lowball yourself.

I agree with this. But you have to consider what YOU think the value of services are. Profit isn't neccesarily the goal with everyone. Merchants  in the market are performing the job of legitimizing the currency. This may be more important to some than making a fast buck.

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