Chakra Announcements

Preach And Distribute Books From Home: Live Help


Posted January 23, 2005

BBT, the website all about Krishna by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, is offering service opportunities to aspiring Sankirtana devotees who would like to preach on the Internet, from anywhere in the world. You can do so in your spare time, in the background while you tend to other work, as often or as little as you like, whenever you feel inspired, at any time of day or night.

All you need is an Internet connection, a computer with speakers, and basic typing skills. Live Help volunteers spend an average of 15 minutes a day answering questions about Krishna.

Some 1200 people a day visit BBT Of those, about 100 ask questions on the Live Help messaging system. They range from simple questions about Krishna consciousness to more complex philosophical issues. That's 100 potential new devotees a day that need your help reconnecting with Krishna.

How Live Help works: Leave your computer running in the background, connected to the Internet. When a live help message is routed your way, you'll hear a chime resembling a door bell. The Live Help question will pop up on your screen, and you can choose to reply or press "busy." If you do nothing, after 20 seconds the message is routed to the next available volunteer, or to the e-mail message center (staffed by a dedicated e-mail volunteer.)

In the meantime you can do other work on your computer and have the Live Help application running in the background. You can work around the house or office, just leave your speaker volume turned up to hear the chime when a Live Help message arrives. And when you're busy, or if you don't like the question, simply click on "busy" or do nothing and the message will be re-routed.

You'll have the opportunity to encourage serious seekers to buy and read Srila Prabhupada's books. As a Live Help volunteer you'll get book points for every book you distribute, and seva points for every Live Help request you handle.

Can't wait to get started? Join the family of BBT Live Help Sankirtana devotees today. Try it for a few days, a week, a month, and see how you like it. There's no obligation or time commitment. Your inspiration to preach is all that counts. Preach at your leisure, to people who are coming to you and want to know more about Krishna. No cold calls. No rejections on the street. No "too busy," "have no time," or "not interested" responses. What could be more blissful?

To get started, e-mail a brief resume of your devotional life and why you would like to do Live Help, to

Serious and sincere applicants only. BBT reserves the right to refuse any applicant at their sole discretion.