How do I qualify as a advisor?
If you have expertise in various areas of business that you consider make you an authority, then you can get paid for reviewing and giving private feedback and advice to others looking for professional second opinions in those areas.
As an advisor candidate, you are asked to choose the types of business submissions that you want to review. You will then be sent test submissions that you are asked to review. When you have finished reviewing our test submissions, your reviews will be evaluated by EntreBahn staff or agents. If your review(s) reach the required standard, you will become an full-fledged EntreBahn advisor. You then have complete freedom to choose when and whether to review something or not. However, once you commit to do a review, it must be completed within a review period, usually 24 hours.
Often, candidates select all the areas in which they believe they are experts. We find it better to try qualifying for 1-3 areas of expertise first. This means that you can get your feet "wet" without being overwhelmed by a lot of test submissions.
As a way of maintaining the quality of the reviews, we allow clients to evaluate the reviews for which they have paid. A well-done professional review must be written using our C.A.R.E. Criteria™:
- Clear — it must be clearly written and understandable
- Applicable — it must be generally useful for this type of submission
- Related — it must be related to this specific submission, generic comments are not acceptable
- Executable — it must contain advice on what to do next and how to do it. That is, the client should be able to execute the advice in a meaningful way.
Those candidate who have qualified as advisors are asked to provide profiles that clients can use to decide if they want to select a particular person as one of their advisors. The more complete your profile, the better are your chances of being selected. How do I create my advisor profile can be found here. An example of an advisor profile can be found here.
At a minimum, you should provide concise information on:
- Your skill set
- A list of your areas of expertise
- Where you worked and the positions you held?
- What you did in each position?
- Industries Served
- In which industries did you work?