Get Paid to Learn

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A long, long time ago, I was introduced to a platform called Carmel. I think it was mentioned to me by one of my mentors at the time so I jumped over to the website and took a look.

You will have to forgive me as it was a long time ago, but I am pretty sure the site had something to do with learning new skills. Basically, the promise was that as you learned new skills on the site, you would be rewarded with the CARMEL token in your ETH wallet.

For some reason I was thinking this was on the EOS network, but my MetaMask clearly indicates that it is indeed ETH.

In any event, the project never really amounted to much and I kind of forgot about it amongst all the other new projects that came out in 2018 and then quickly faded away.

That is until two days ago...


On Monday around 11:00 AM I got an email from Carmel inviting me to get early access to their renewed? refreshed? rethought? Front end.

According to the email the basic premise is: there is too much hype and not enough "valuable products" in the blockchain world. Like @taskmaster4450, they feel we are in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and it is "ushering in the Machine Era" and I don't think they mean the pen company. Carmel is their attempt to build a "Social Development Solution".

I'll be honest, so far it doesn't sound much different from any other project out there right now. Lot's of buzzwords, techno babble, and jargon.

I feel like I have a pretty open mind, so giving them the benefit of the doubt and since I was interested in them earlier in their evolution, I decided to check out the webpage.


You are immediately greeted with this text when you load the website. They had a bit more of my interest at this point. Like @iikrypticsii in his post yesterday I've been kicking around the idea of trying to pick coding back up for the first time in ~25 years and maybe learn a new skill.

Carmel seems like it might be the perfect fit for that desire.

They do have a tour on their website and while the beginning is mainly just more of the jargon and technobabble we come to expect from many projects these days, the latter part of the tour I found quite intriguing. For example, I think it is pretty cool that they have a space on their platform for all levels of individuals at varying degrees of tech savviness. The three key categories they mention are Apprentices, Mentors, and Publishers. I feel like we could all easily fit into one of those categories.

Although I do have previous coding experience, it was a long time ago and since I can't figure out what language they are using exactly, I would likely start out as an Apprentice myself. I like the idea of being able to pick up "Micro Jobs" to earn pay and reputation.

If any of this sounds at all interesting to you, feel free to follow the link to their website and sign up for "Early Access". It might be a bust, or it might be the best thing you did today. I can't really say one way or the other at this point.

I think the concept is interesting though, and in this space, sometimes you just need to take that leap!


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I will have to check this out to see how it goes. Thanks for the information

No problem!

There just isn't enough time in the day to go do all of this stuff. It's nice but I tried out many of these earn a bit tasks and they just don't pay enough.

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It is great to learn new skills, especially during this confinement period. I will join the site and start completing few tasks.

I need to check this out, have really been in the mood to learn some new stuff and try to expand my resume.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

No problem!

I'm also wondering what 'DeDev' is. I shall follow with interest to see if you get any further with this. 😊

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Thanks, I will do my best to keep you updated. It seems like Decentralized Development, but that could mean a lot of things I think.

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It seems like Decentralized Development, but that could mean a lot of things I think.

I wonder how that's any different from OpenSource/GitHub?


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Probably not much different. I guess we will just have to wait and see!

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So what is 'DeDev'? Decentralised development? I want to try developing something on Hive. I'd use Python for that.

Yes, that is what it sounds like to me. Like I implied, I am intrigued, but not 100% sold yet. It will be interesting to see if they are using a proprietary language or something that is already established.

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I may have to check that out. I looked at a micro-task site once that wanted you to do way too much for way too little. I like the idea of earning and learning. Is it still ETH based? I have little to know interest in most ETH projects because it is just too expensive to move/use your earnings.

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I forgot to mention that! When you do the early access registration, they ask you for a EOS account. I am wondering if this was developed before the EOS mainnet went live and once it did the tokens got transferred over to there.

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Before Hive I was in several micro tasks sites, but the disadvantage is that you had to do many, many tasks to earn $1 and they were very complicated tasks, but as I already have experience in Hive and this site seems to be the same, I think I will be able to do some work on it.

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I think it has some potential. Time will tell if it is really going to be worth it. They need to actually produce something usable first. The fact that it has taken them this long has me mildly skeptical.

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