With all the other launch activities last week – I didn’t get round to making the announcement here – so let’s put that right…
As a small business providing services to clients, you’ll no doubt have found people contacting you asking for ten or fifteen minutes of your time to give them your expert advice… for free.
At the same time there are a whole host of other people who are put off seeking the advice of professionals by the expectation of high fees and long contracts, often turning to internet forums for guidance instead.
What’s missing is a simple way for people to get expert advice from trusted professionals at a fair price.
HonestyBoxx helps start-ups, small businesses and individuals access affordable expertise from lawyers, accountants, consultants and other services professionals, and helps professionals from across the globe find new clients.
When a small business adds HonestyBoxx to their blog or website they’re telling visitors that they are happy to answer their questions in exchange for a fair fee. By providing an easy way to collect questions and payment from website visitors, HonestyBoxx instantly provides a new source of revenue and a stream of warm leads for larger pieces of work.
With HonestyBoxx the buyer asks their question and says how much they’d be happy to pay – just like the honesty box payment system you sometimes see at small stores. In exchange, professionals get to demonstrate their expertise and build trust so that when the buyer needs a larger piece of work, they’ll be the first people they think of.
HonestyBoxx CEO Linda Cheung said: “By helping buyers connect with professionals around the globe we’re changing the game for the little guy. Now small businesses, start-ups and individuals anywhere can get the expert advice they need to solve their problems and make informed decisions.
“And, by helping small businesses reach a new market for their expertise we’re providing them with a stream of warm leads and clients at a time when new business is at a premium.”
Duncan Johnson runs digital agency Yodelay. “I think the HonestyBoxx concept is pure genius.
“Small businesses can get instant access to expertise at a price they can afford and the experts are able to make their downtime profitable.
“The simple process of paying for quality information also helps small businesses to value the time of a consultant whilst not breaking their bank account.”
Linda added “The services sector has remained largely unchanged by ecommerce and the internet, but with the current economic climate we believe the time is right for change.
“Services firms have always won new business by demonstrating their expertise. These days the initial hook is provided by websites and blog posts. HonestyBoxx provides the next step so that experts can earn directly from their websites.”
Who is HonestyBoxx for?
HonestyBoxx is for anyone who provides expert advice or services to others. People like:
- Financial Advisors
- Marketing Agencies
- SEO Experts
- Social Media Consultants
- Professional Coaches
- Advertising Experts
- Business Consultants
- Interior Designers
- IT Consultants
- Wedding Planners
- Careers Advisors
And many, many more.
How does HonestyBoxx Work?
We give you a small snippet of code that you can paste into your blog or website. If your website runs on WordPress we have a WordPress plugin too. The HonestyBoxx widget then appears on your website allowing visitors to ask questions and make payments.
More info: http://honestyboxx.com/how-honestyboxx-works/
What does HonestyBoxx Look Like?
We provide two different styles of widget: inline and fly-out. View a live demo of either of the two available widget styles: http://honestyboxx.com/widget/
How much does HonestyBoxx cost?
HonestyBoxx is free to join and set-up. For each answer accepted, we take a small fee of between 12% and 30% of the question value.
Who’s Behind HonestyBoxx?
HonestyBoxx was developed by the team behind the award-winning social CRM, CubeSocial.
Still Got Questions?
Try the FAQ.