"I figured if other people came up with things for me to do, I might stumble upon something new and better."
Web users, known in China as netizens, have been finding plenty of things for Chen to do, from delivering pet food, to caring for stray cats, to taking a hot lunch to a homeless man, to attending the birth of a child. And she's been able to make money at it, charging about $3 an hour.
Chen won't do anything illegal, immoral or violent, although she's been asked.
"When people stop needing me, I'll go back to my original life. But I don't know when that will come."
-- Chen Xiao