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New idea for a website.

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Joe Diaz, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    I have an idea for a site. People would be able to hold contests and lawyers would compete against other lawyers. A person would simply say they want legal advice for a specific issue. They would then set the price... let's say $50 - $200. Then lawyers would do all the work and compete against each other. The lawyer that wins will get the $50 - $200. The rest may not have won the grand prize, but will get practice and fine tune their legal skills. The person that holds the contest could also decide not to reward any of the attorneys the prize money and take the ideas they like anyway. Of course as the owner of the site I wouldn't tell the lawyers that.

    Sure not all of the lawyers that choose to compete will be good, I'm sure some of the better attorneys wouldn't waste their time competing, but for those looking for dirt cheap legal services and want to pick out the advice they like the best, this would be the way to go. What do you all think? Think it would work?
     
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  2. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Kinda sounds like craigslist for the yuppies:)
     
  3. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    why stop there? landscaping contests, snow removal contests, re modeling contest. does any other industry allow this crap to happen?
     
  4. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    Nope just us designers. :banghead:
     
  5. mikey-Oh

    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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    Just think of all the exposure!

    Maybe I can flip this idea...
    How about starting a prepaid design service (kinda like that prepaid legal pyramid / or maybe more of a design insurance) They just send me monthly dues and when they need a banner, for rent sign or any kinda design advice. I'm there, heck with enough clients I could outsource a call center to process design related claims.

    "Day or night, it's such a relief knowing there's a designer just a phone call away." Some Paid Spokesperson

    hmm....
     
  6. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    $50, $100? It cost me a couple of grand everytime my lawyer gets me out of trouble!
     
  7. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    Well there you go. A site like this would be great for you. Think of the money you could save.
     
  8. James Chrimes

    James Chrimes Very Active Member

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    Sounds like www.crowdspring.com or one of their siblings. Where lawyers go to get their logos designed. lol
     
  9. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    Google legal advice and it has websites where lawyers are grouped in an area to snag you.
    Just had a lawyer call me to make a sign for a chinese restaurant, he wants to call it "Sosueme"
     
  10. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    You might be able to get some lawyers to do the work for free so they can get work experience and fill their "portfolio"
     
  11. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    That's not an idea... that's an analogy. Lots of people think it's a great idea too. Just look at 99designs.
     
  12. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    I'd like you to put up three designs and we'll pick the one we like the best.:ROFLMAO:
     
  13. Rooster

    Rooster Very Active Member

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    This exact idea was presented on the Canadian version of Shark Tank (Dragon's Den) a few weeks ago.
     
  14. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    If you saw Joe's reply on facebook, to a 99designs comment... well, you get it..
     
  15. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I'd like to see Joe's comment. If it's anything like this one it should be pretty good. How would I find it?
     
  16. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    I'll pm the link, but you might have to befriend him on FB if you haven't already... it's in the comments section below 100 or so incredible logo designs... so it's worth it...
     
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