Income not for dummies #
"Earn income by providing value — not time"
I see there is something wrong with current businesses worldwide - they pay me salary for my time at the office. It's like they pay me to stay there and watch the monitor. What if I want to be somewhere else? And still do my job? What if I want to play games, go out with friends or travel somewhere? I can't because I have sold my time for company X.
This fixed salary is counter-productive. My work time is corelated with my current willing to work, my muse or my happiness. What if was less productive this month compared to the last? I get the same amount of money as the last and some rant from the boss... What If I'm more productive this month compared to the last? I get the same amount of money as the last and some tap on the shoulder from the boss. This income mechanism is broken and doesn't reflect today's living needs. With fixed salary I can easily "game the system" by working the last week of the month to fulfil my obligations. But the other 2/3 of the month I'm bounded to my chair, looking at my monitor regardless if I want to go out and play some frisbee for example, or be creative and create something else :) I don't like the fixed salary model for one other reason - it gives you a sense of comfort that you will get your next salary regardless of conditions. With this kind of attitude I think I'm becoming lazy, slow, my creativity vaporates and I'm staying in my comfort zone. In the IT industry this is troublesome because everything is changing every 6-12 months (technologies, frameworks etc.) and after 5-6 months on fixed salary I stop developing myself and just stick with doing the things I do best... It's counter-productive for me to have monotonous work.
In Camplight the income mechanism is not for dummies - I earn by providing value, not by giving away my time. It all depends on me how much value I want to create. Thus one month I may recieve X money if I'm feeling lazy(everybody have such months) and the next one I may recieve XXXXL money if I'm bursting with energy. There's no fixed salary :) I can even join some of the inhouse projects or contribute to some of the open source ones.