Continued from Carco Group For the past several years, my wife and I have been working for Aviva Directory, sometimes working as many as fifty hours a week, but more recently we've been doing thirty hours a week each. My wife and I met while working for the Open Directory Project, which is now known as DMOZ, so this is something we've been doing for a very long time. We work from home, and set our own hours, although there are times when something comes up that needs to be done right away. We work thirty hours a week, but that can be done in three ten-hour days, six five-hour days, or any other arrangement. For the most part, we work on things that need to be done in order to improve the directory, deciding which things these are for ourselves, although the owner of the directory sometimes assigns projects. For the past year, I've been working my way up from the bottom of the alphabet, adding categories and sites to various state categories. Along the way, I learn a lot about the cities and towns that I am adding to the directory. Right now, I am working on the Lathrop, Missouri category. The business model is we add useful sites to regional and topical categories for free, which are available for free to anyone browsing or searching the directory pages. But, because we don't add every site that might be relevant to a category, other site owners will pay to have their sites added as well. For example, a specific town might have twenty motels, hotels or other lodging facilities. While building that category, I might add five of them. Usually, I'll choose the independent hotels or bed and breakfasts, whose sites are otherwise not easily found on Internet searches. Any of the other fifteen hotels or motels might pay to have their sites added as well, either individually or, in the case of a chain, something they will pay to have pages for thousands of their hotels added to the directory. A listing in a reputable directory will not only bring visitors to the listed sites directly, from people who are browsing the directory, but the listings will help their placement in search engine results as well. A few years ago, I was asked to fluff up the directory's Channel Islands categories, which includes the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey. What an interesting category that was, so much so that I even bought a novel that was based in the Channel Islands during the Nazi occupation. A few month ago, I came across a blog that had referenced these categories and thought they needed to be refreshed, so I spent another couple of days there, replacing bad links and searching for new ones to add. Every category has a brief description of the topic of the category but sometimes we write short articles as well, such as the one that I wrote for our Anabaptist category. The idea is to eventually have articles for most of the categories but that's a tall order. Most of our Paranormal categories have articles, but it'll take a while to have articles for each. We have never met our boss, as we have communicated only be email. Still, we have worked for him for more than a decade, and hope to continue much longer.