I recently signed up to consult for Clarity.
No, I am not leaving my current job but I have been
looking for a way that I could use my spare time in the evenings or weekends to
work from home for non-profits. Clarity is an ingenious company that is a community
of people looking for expert advice from people who have very specific
Need someone who has worked as an engineer in aerospace to consult on a project? Want to find a social media guru who knows the health care space? Need some advice for your software start up from someone who understands agile software development?
Then it is clear. Clarity is the answer with over 10,000 experts available.
The way it works is that once you sign up and create a profile, you can sell your expertise to an
open marketplace looking for help on a topic or subject that you have deep
knowledge. In my case, I will focus on marketing and specifically around
The Charity Angle
What interested me about this is that it was easy to set
up a non-profit who will get the proceeds from my work. In this case, I will be
donating to Charity: Water, a company whose mission is simple...
We're a group of passionate and determined
creative problem-solvers who want to make a difference.
Our mission is to
bring clean and safe drinking water to every person in the world.
If someone is looking for
expertise in food marketing consulting, they can establish through Clarity a
chance to connect with me and to buy time by the minute. In my case, I am
donating all of the proceeds but others can do this and keep all or some of the
If you wanted to talk to some celebrity advisers like Mark Cuban, it will cost you $166.67 per minute or $10,000 per hour. Or you can search for people associated with a certain company and find individuals who you can talk to and to get their advice. Like Yelp, you get rated on the quality of what you deliver and you can see an experts background and credentials.
I have heard a few podcast
with some individuals who were able to donate $1000 last year to a charity by
offering some advice in their field and they could arrange it in their spare
time. The calls happen in the evening or weekends and are in minute increments.
The more someone wants to pick your brand, the more the charity will earn.
My background includes
consulting with other businesses for a few years so I feel comfortable trying
this out. I’ll keep you posted as things progress. Should you be interested in learning more, just click on the box in the upper right hand corner of the blog and click on the schedule a call button. It is that simple. Unlike Mr. Cuban, my rates are more reasonable.
For now, I’m hoping Clarity will help me support a charity.
Note: When I am not finding out about interesting marketing websites like Clarity, you can find me unraveling the mysteries of marketing. Won't you share my posts with friends? Thanks.
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