A faded starlet dancing at an oligarch’s birthday bash. A chef preparing a dinner party in a stranger’s kitchen. A best-selling author entertaining a conference hall filled with oil executives. Reputation has always been another form of income, and successful people have long found innumerable creative ways to monetize their time. Now a start-up called Expert Insight is trying to make the process far easier, enabling the more famous or distinguished among us to sell their expertise by the hour, from the comfort of their homes, while dressed in their pajamas.
Photo by Daniel Morris.