The Future of Independent Consulting
Earn money and rewards for yourself or your favorite charity as a CommonGenius Expert.
Why consult with CommonGenius?
CommonGenius makes it simple to earn money through leveraging your expertise. Easily reach people looking for advice from someone like you.
You're in control
With CommonGenius, you are in full control of your prices, availability, and the types of projects you wish to take on. You handle the process and have the final say in confirming meetings.
A hands-on experience, virtually
CommonGenius is an online platform, and sessions are held through our enhanced video platform
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How to become an Expert with CommonGenius
CommonGenius offers trainings, webinars, and personal support, as well as an engaged community of experts who share ideas on how to expand your customer base and gain recurring income.
Submit Your Application
It’s free and easy to apply to be an expert on CommonGenius. Just upload a photo, a brief bio, your qualifications and topic areas.
Our community managers will review your application within 72 hours and get back to you with a decision.
Choose a convenient time and date to connect with your client via our online meeting platform.
Get to know your client and their objectives before your meeting by messaging them on the platform.
CommonGenius provides a secure payment system. This means you never have to deal with money directly, AND you are guaranteed to get paid.
Clients are charged by the minute with a 15 minute minimum, and you are paid within 72 hours of the meeting.
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Expert Perks and Rewards
We know that you can’t afford to hire a PR firm for $10k per month to get you press, and that life is much richer surrounded by interesting people. That is why our experts soon will be eligible for all different types of services, events, and community building – on us. Here are some of the perks available or coming soon to the community:
- Professional training
- Advertising and media support
- Host webinar and workshops through the platform
- Public relations support from major PR agencies
- Co-branding support
- Opportunity to become a featured expert
- Business cards
- Promo code management
- CommonGenius Expert Email
- CommonGenius Phone Extension with Messaging
- Coordinator as needed
- Curated, warm introductions to other members of the expert community
- Members only events to network with other experts in your area
- Private, members-only 12-person dinners
- Free credit to consult with other experts on the site
- Private Facebook group
- Job Board for Experts
- Travel and hotel benefits
- Discounts at luxury brands
- Exclusive dining and entertainment experiences
- Tours of major Silicon Valley tech stars
Join the most elite community of independent consultants
CommonGenius experts are leaders within their specialties or disciplines. Upon approval, experts are able to advertise their consulting services within the community and gain access to a wide ranging set of exclusive perks.
No Membership Fee
CommonGenius is completely free for our experts. There is no signup fee. The site operates on a commission based model, charging a 15% commission on each sale. If you decide to donate either part or all of your consulting fee to charity, we donate our part to charity as well. We care about the world too :)
What type of experts qualify?
CommonGenius celebrates experts from nearly all subject-matters and walks of life. So whether you’re a marketing guru, an executive coach, a google fiber expert, or a travel consultant, we empower you to share your expertise with the world. Simply submit your profile, and a community manager will review your credentials and be in touch.
Can I donate my proceeds?
Yes! If you would rather a percent go to your favorite charity, we make it easy. Contact our community team for details at experts@CommonGenius.com.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The range that experts wish to list their services for varies. Typically those who are more senior charge anywhere between $2 and $5 per minute, and those with less experience charge around $1 per minute. It also depends upon who you want to coach. Startup and social entrepreneurs won’t have as high of a budget as those working for established companies.
We set the minimum number of minutes that a client can book at 15 minutes. If you would prefer to only take longer meetings, you can indicate a minimum number of minutes that you are willing to talk in follow up messages with your booking. Additionally, if a client books 15 or 30 minutes but wants to extend the call longer, they will be billed accordingly. Thus, we suggest blocking out 45 minutes for a 30 minute call, 1 hour for a 45 minute call, etc. It is your job to be so dynamic that they naturally want to extend the call!
Our base fee is 15%, and the rest goes to you. Our base fee may lower in correlation with the amount of business you are doing on the site. Any promotions are split with the expert and CommonGenius.
Your profile can be managed on both desktop and our mobile app. Once you are accepted, our community manager will send you a link to download the app so that you can manage meetings, payments, and alerts, as well as get instant access to your ratings and reviews.
Fees are paid within 72 hours.
You’ll have the opportunity to attract a wide variety of clients from across the world including business leaders, entrepreneurs, and those looking for career advice or training.