Getting Paid for Your Expertise

This article, Getting Paid in Multiple Ways for Your Expertise by Marcia Yudkin, got me wondering about exploring other areas of my freelancing business. Well, I was particularly hooked with the Pay-Per-Question Model she mentioned.

As the former Guide/Editor to About.com's now-defunct Language Arts for Kids site, I signed up with Keen.com as an on-call consultant when About launched its partnership with Keen. However, I did not really fancy the idea of getting calls, so I quickly forgot about the whole deal.

Ms. Yudkin helped me to re-evaluate this option. While I may think better when I'm reading and writing, I know that I can provide a more comprehensive service to my clients if I offer phone consultations. Hence, from now on, I can be consulted on my areas of expertise via my Ingenio/Keen platform.

For consultations requiring more research or more in-depth responses, I plan to offer something similar to Mel White's 5 Minute Mentor service. I'm still working out the logistics, though. So, stay tuned for more details.

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About the Author Shai Coggins

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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