He graciously responds with a smile and the occasional sip of whiskey, “You can list your flattened device on the Swappa Boneyard. We only allow the best devices on our main marketplace”, “We love PayPal because it’s the best protection for buyers and sellers if something were to go wrong”, and then some well thought out answer about how Swappa works and why that guy should use us.
It’s not an easy job. So we thought we’d show you that there are real people behind those staff comments and emails.
How’d you get your gig at Swappa?
I was working in healthcare IT at the time (July 2013), had used Swappa a few times and enjoyed the experience. Reached out to Ben (founder of Swappa) and asked if he needed a hand during the afternoon/weekends. I started working as a part-time moderator while still working my other full-time job. I came on full-time in November of 2013.
You’ve been called out on G+ for having an iPhone. What’s your daily driver?
Yep, my current daily driver is the iPhone 6S Plus. Crazy right??
Any tips for successfully working remotely?
I’ve been remote for nearly five years. Having a “workspace” is by far the most important. Can be a home office or a coffee shop, just somewhere you go when work needs to get done. Having a good playlist helps, too.
When you’re not help @ swappa’ing, what else do you? Got any weird obsessions or hobbies?
I’m a motor head with a few projects: ’66 Ford LTD, ’74 VW Beetle. And Marvel the dog, street biking, and BBQ’ing.