Superstar

Chen Xiao Performs Random Real-Life Tasks for Chinese Internet Users

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Mar 1, 2009 • References: telegraph and cnn
After 26-year-old fashion school graduate Chen Xiao was forced to close down her shop due to the sour economic climate, she stumbled across an innovative way to make money: She's offered up her services to users of mop.com, a popular Chinese Internet portal. Xiao doesn't do anything immoral, illegal or violent, according to CNN, but in the past month and a half she's attended the birth of a stranger's baby, bought and delivered flowers to strangers and had lunch with a homeless person.

For these random, user-suggested tasks, Chen Xiao charges about £2 and hour. Since she started her crowdsourced career, Xiao has made about £300, which the Telegraph says is a respectable sum in China.