2 Ways to Get Paid for your IM expert advice

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Reading a recent copy of Inc magazine, I came across an article I found quite interesting.

There are 2 "new" sites that you can sign up and talk to an expert in a certain niche... and pay either by minute, half hour, or hour for their time.

So, if you have a question in a particular niche, you can pick an expert and schedule a call.

Talking to Mark Cuban, for example, will set you back $166 a minute.

Now, here's the thing, they're also looking for experts to sign up and give advice.

So, if anyone here routinely does coaching in the IM market, this may be something to look into.

I signed up with both sites last night, just to see how active they are.

But I noticed there are a lot of niche topics on Internet Marketing and Online Web Businesses.

So, if you're pretty knowledgeable when it comes to Internet marketing and you want to see if you can make a few extra bucks by offering that advice in a phone call, check them out.

The 2 I signed up with are Clarity and LiveNinja.
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  • Profile picture of the author VinnyBock
    Originally Posted by shawnlebrun View Post

    Reading a recent copy of Inc magazine, I came across an article I found quite interesting.

    There are 2 "new" sites that you can sign up and talk to an expert in a certain niche... and pay either by minute, half hour, or hour for their time.

    So, if you have a question in a particular niche, you can pick an expert and schedule a call.

    Talking to Mark Cuban, for example, will set you back $166 a minute.

    Now, here's the thing, they're also looking for experts to sign up and give advice.

    So, if anyone here routinely does coaching in the IM market, this may be something to look into.

    I signed up with both sites last night, just to see how active they are.

    But I noticed there are a lot of niche topics on Internet Marketing and Online Web Businesses.

    So, if you're pretty knowledgeable when it comes to Internet marketing and you want to see if you can make a few extra bucks by offering that advice in a phone call, check them out.

    The 2 I signed up with are Clarity and LiveNinja.
    That is an interesting idea for a site...
    I don't think I've ever come across a site like that. I know they're out there for Veterinarians and Medical Dr.'s, but IM experts, that is a unique idea..

    Thanks for sharing, cool find...
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  • Profile picture of the author JonP
    Very interesting Shawn, thanks for the share. I'll have to check out the sites and take a peek around.

    Jon.
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    • Profile picture of the author davidkings
      Pay for your advise is good. great find.
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  • Profile picture of the author curationsoft
    hey shawn, did you mean $166 in a minute? or hour? if that is per minute that is way too much.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      if that is per minute that is way too much.
      Not for Mark Cuban, it isn't.

      You might spend that if you've got a real business and a specific business problem - not to chat.
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      • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Not for Mark Cuban, it isn't.

        You might spend that if you've got a real business and a specific business problem - not to chat.
        Kay is right, that's per minute for Mr. Cuban! And I'm sure he's getting plenty of calls... some folks will pay that just to say they talked to him!

        But on average, I'm finding that many experts charge around $100 per hour for their time.

        Both sites were a cinch and free to sign up with, you can login with facebook and/or linkedin and they'll fill in most of your info!
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  • Profile picture of the author IMDealBox
    Call me cheap but noone deserves $166/minute for talking! Never in my life i'd pay someone this money..even if money never was an issue!

    Every bit of knowledge these people have is most of the times available for free..all it takes is you taking the time to research and test...

    So do you think your own time is worth $166/minute?
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    • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
      If you have the question you can find the answer yourself, but for $160 per minute you might expect some one to come up with a few important questions that you haven't thought of (and answer them). If something is standing in the way of your success and they can help you spot the problem and solve it then it could be a bargain.
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    • Profile picture of the author shane_k
      Originally Posted by EdwardsEZPC View Post

      Call me cheap but noone deserves $166/minute for talking! Never in my life i'd pay someone this money..even if money never was an issue!

      Every bit of knowledge these people have is most of the times available for free..all it takes is you taking the time to research and test...

      So do you think your own time is worth $166/minute?

      Sorry but this is a ridiculous response.


      What if paying them $166/minute taught you something that would make you $250/minute? Would you still say it isnt worth it?

      And sure you could say the information can be found for free, but what if it took you 3 months to find that information when you could have just bucked up and paid for the damn call?

      Think about how much "searching for free info" can actually cost you not only in time, but lost sales
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by EdwardsEZPC View Post

      Call me cheap but noone deserves $166/minute for talking! Never in my life i'd pay someone this money..even if money never was an issue!

      Every bit of knowledge these people have is most of the times available for free..all it takes is you taking the time to research and test...

      So do you think your own time is worth $166/minute?
      I think that's a small minded opinion to have.

      If that person had something that was worth more to me than $166/minute then yes, I would pay them that amount all day long.

      Value is all relative. Would you pay a guy $166/minute if he gave you a guaranteed way to make $167/minute?
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    • Profile picture of the author Thriftypreneur
      Originally Posted by EdwardsEZPC View Post

      Call me cheap but noone deserves $166/minute for talking! Never in my life i'd pay someone this money..even if money never was an issue!

      Every bit of knowledge these people have is most of the times available for free..all it takes is you taking the time to research and test...

      So do you think your own time is worth $166/minute?
      Information is free. Experience is not. :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author IMDealBox
        Originally Posted by shane_k View Post

        Sorry but this is a ridiculous response.


        What if paying them $166/minute taught you something that would make you $250/minute? Would you still say it isnt worth it?

        And sure you could say the information can be found for free, but what if it took you 3 months to find that information when you could have just bucked up and paid for the damn call?

        Think about how much "searching for free info" can actually cost you not only in time, but lost sales
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        I think that's a small minded opinion to have.

        If that person had something that was worth more to me than $166/minute then yes, I would pay them that amount all day long.

        Value is all relative. Would you pay a guy $166/minute if he gave you a guaranteed way to make $167/minute?

        Nope guys..you are only saying that because thats what you know as TRUTH...that is what you were thought and prepared for the whole life ~ i.e
        BEING CONSUMERS -

        Sometimes some people break out of the wicked circle called CONSUMERISM and then they seem like super legends...when all they did is stop buying and STARTED selling their knowledge & experience!

        Buyers create the markets...product/service/knowledge owner in this case only have to convince you that HIS stuff is worth way more than standard "worthiness"!

        AND i say it again...that guy does not deserve being paid $166/minute...it is YOU that think his minute is worth $166!

        I hope you can understand this simple logic idea!

        PS...i am more open minded that most of the people I've seen (and probably most of the people you've seen)! Thus i revolt against such insane things!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Motson
    Interesting.

    What's the address of Clarity? Doesn't look like it's Clarity.com
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