Get Paid To Share Your Knowledge – Ether.com
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There is this common misconception that being expert is limited to people that have some fancy degree or have written a book. That may be true in certain industries but it's not the case for all situations. Whether you know it or not, you are an expert at something. An expert basically means that you've acquired more knowledge than the norm in a given area. This can be achieved with schooling or with your own life experiences.
For instance, if you've always fixed cars for fun, you're probably an expert at car repair. I've been involved in the work at home industry since I was high school either searching for work at home or being scammed. That experience has given me a vast of amount of knowledge where some would label me an expert.
Then there are some of us that have become experts by default because of years at our job or schooling we've taken. So when you think about it, we're all experts at something.
But none of us are experts at everything. As a result, we all head to different people based on the advice we need and pay accordingly. For instance, If you need financial advice you may go to an accountant. If you're sick, you would go to a doctor. If you have legal problems you would go to a lawyer, etc. etc.
We're all accustomed to paying experts for their advice. But have you ever considered selling your expertise to others? Well you should! Chances are you've given tons of expert advice in your life but you've probably never earned a dime for it!
Well no more freebies! You can now easily make money with your expert advice via Ether.com
How To Make Money Giving Advice!
So what is Ether.com? It's basically a website that pays you for sharing your knowledge via telephone. Here's how it works according to their website:
1. Get your free Ether Phone Number
Get your free Ether Phone Number Sign up for your Ether Phone Number: 1-888-MY-ETHER with an 8-digit extension that is unique to YOU. Set it to forward calls to your actual phone number – your cell, home, work, or any other number. It takes 2 minutes to set up and it's free.
2. Set your rate
Set your rate How much is your time worth? $75 an hour? $15 for 15 minutes? $30 per call? Whatever you like. People will only be able to call you when they've prepaid your rate.
3. Take calls only when you want to
Take calls only when you want to Your phone will never ring when you don't want it to. Just set the hours when you want to take calls by adjusting the automatic schedule – currently set so you don't get calls at night. Or, turn your Ether Phone Number on or off with the click of a mouse or by using your phone.
4. Market yourself
Market yourself Put your Ether Phone Number on your business card, website, blog or wherever people can find you. Your actual phone number is kept private. Market yourself Click to Call. You can also get an Ether Button for your blog or website that lets customers know whether you're available to take calls. Clicking on your button guides them through the payment process with a simple web form.
5. Phone me the money
Your phone only rings when people prepay your rate. Ether bills their credit or debit cards and sends you your money via direct deposit or check. Ether ‘s commission is 15%, with no monthly fees, no setup fees, and no connection fees.
That's pretty much it in a nutshell.
Is Ether.com A Scam?
As always I did my research using the techniques in our work at home scam video. But I couldn't really find any complaints about the company. This could be because the company is fairly new or it just doesn't have any. But that's rare because even legitimate companies have people complaining about them. So taking all this into consideration I don't think Ether.com is a scam.
Now with that said, I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't point out some of the negative aspects of this opportunity. The one thing that most of you will dislike is step 4 which is marketing yourself.
This is very ironic because we all market ourselves all the time at interviews, to our spouses, our kids, friends, etc. You just don't realize you're doing it. But every time you try to convince someone to do something, that's marketing yourself. So this shouldn't really concern you because you're probably an expert at it already.
However if it does, let me give you some ideas. Print up business cards, Post fliers, use free online classifieds, use message boards, blogs, etc. If you go to your local book store or library you can read some books on marketing a home based business and get a wealth of information for free on how to get people to call your hot line.
Ultimately, you really have nothing to lose with this particular work at home opportunity because there is no financial investment on your end. Ether.com only takes their 15% commission if you get a paid call. So with that said I think it's worth a shot if you're willing to put in the effort to market yourself and your services. This is one of the few work at home opportunities where you could actually earn some decent money because you get to set your rate. Unlike many sales based opportunities, at least you'll be offering a service and product that you believe in which is yourself. And if you can't market yourself for this opportunity, you might have the same problem doing it in a traditional job interview.
For those of you that have no interest in this type of opportunity, feel free to visit our work at home jobs page or our trusted partner HomeJobStop.com where you can find traditional work at home jobs. Good Luck!