(CNN) -- Chen Xiao had pretty much given up making her own decisions and so decided to throw open her life to the whims of China's hundreds of millions of Internet users, known in China as netizens.
"It's your right to arrange Chen Xiao's life, and it's my obligation to serve you," read her online shop.
Chen Xiao said she has been allowing Internet users to pick her daily activities since December after 2008 saw such misery-inducing events as the bankruptcy of her clothing shop and the earthquake that hit China.
What she stumbled upon was not only a new life but a new way to make a living.
She charges about $3 an hour, and she's been asked to do almost everything from delivering pet food to caring for stray cats to taking a hot lunch to a homeless man.
What surprised her the most was not so much the varied requests but being able to find happiness in the process.
So far, the most meaningful assignment she was given was attending a child's birth -- the father was a complete stranger who just wanted someone to take pictures and share the moment.
She will not do anything illegal, immoral or violent, but she said that has not stopped some from asking.
Chen does not know how much longer she will keep taking cyberrequests.
"When people stop needing me, I'll go back to my original life. But I don't know what will come," she said.
Chen is another example here of how in China the Internet is crossing over from cyberspace to the real world.
For now it is a good way to survive the financial crisis when many others are losing their jobs and businesses are going broke.
Chen's success give those grads a hint: Without money and social experience, the most distinguish advantage of young grads is their ideas as well as dreams.