Getting Busy in the Gig Economy: How to get More Calls on WhenHub Interface
…and The Free Topic of the Day!
It’s the gig economy. Everyone has a side hustle. Everyone is freelancing. With the cost of living going up and the ability through technology to do more with less, people are starting to get creative. There has never been a better time to jump on and off the clock at your leisure and make work revolve around your life instead of the other way around. There are many platforms available to help you make a bit of side income, but what if you already have a career, or you don’t have the time to sit in a car all day to deliver food or people? What if you only have 15 minutes or one hour or just want to be at home? Well, that’s where WhenHub Interface comes in.
MAKING THE MOST OF THE TIME YOU HAVE
Do you have a few minutes during lunch to talk to someone about what you are best at? Do you have a bit of time while you are walking your dog to share your knowledge? WhenHub Interface allows you to maximize your time throughout the day to take calls from people who have questions about the fields you are an expert in.
Alternatively, what if you need to talk to an expert? What if you are editing a digital photo or looking at a clogged pipe in your sink. You can just contact an expert on Interface in real time and get custom answers to your questions. That sure beats going on YouTube and searching a million videos about Photoshop or clogged pipes to find the one that sort of resembles the issue you are having.
Even better, Interface even has licensed physicians practicing telemedicine. You can currently talk to a doctor in real time about anything from serious health issues like cancer to finding out if you sprained your ankle in Zumba Class. Of course, you still may have to visit a hospital at some point, but if you can save a visit or two and avoid the huge lines, well… enough said.
GETTING YOUR SIDE HUSTLE ON
When you are ready to show the world your expertise on Interface we have a few tips for you that will help you get way more gigs. Follow these steps and don’t look back, because your phone may be ringing off the hook pretty soon.
A PICTURE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS
When you don’t have a lot of time and you are scrolling through your social media feed, what stops you and makes you click on a profile? It’s usually the image. Try having a nice clear professional looking image of yourself that relates to your area of expertise. Full body shots or images of objects are fine as well, but make sure they really relate to your expertise. Your face will be the best conveyor of trust, but if you absolutely must have an image of something else, make sure it is clear and that it really speaks to your abilities.
BUT WHAT ARE YOU REALLY GOOD AT?
Now you have a great image, but what else will make you stand out. Apart from a professional image, people are looking for clear expertise topics. Try not to be a jack of all trades and list everything you can think of. Try to list only what you truly feel you are an expert in, or at least what your top expertise is. If you have twenty different expertise topics listed, you just might give off a desperate vibe. Don’t worry, you’ll have enough room in the rest of your profile to go into more detail about the other things you are great at.
Also, once you’ve narrowed down what you are going to showcase as your expertise, make sure your bio and your short expertise listing match. It might look a bit strange if you list your expertise as a web developer, but your profile bio is all about how much you love gardening. Consistency is key to getting someone to call you.
IT’S ALL IN THE NAME
WhenHub is all about connection and part of that has to do with names. Think about how you look for businesses on the internet, you probably are going to pick a business person who lists their first and last name instead of something like “Kermit the Frog”. Unless you are actually Kermit the Frog, you probably should use your real name or at least a real sounding nom de plume. Sure, there are exceptions to every rule, so if you aren’t going to use your full name, then put some thought into a name that fits with what you are an expert in.
IT’S NOT A GET RICH QUICK SCHEME
On WhenHub you get to charge what you think your services are worth, but potential clients will also get to decide, based on your profile if they want to pay your rate. Try to be realistic when deciding on your rates. You may even want to consider donating your time for free until you have enough solid ratings to merit asking for money. In the end, stay competitive and think about what others in your field of expertise are charging and why someone would pay you the same, more or less.
GETTING THE WORD OUT
Let people know you are on WhenHub. Share it on your website, blog or social media channels. We even wrote a recent blog post on how WhenHub now has a profile button available that can be placed on websites to tell everyone that you are available to share your expertise. WhenHub is also offering a Donation Button for one time and ongoing subscriptions, so your followers can support your ongoing work. Promotion is the name of the game and this can be as big or as small as you need it to be.
LET’S SCHEDULE IT
WhenHub gives you the ability to post a public schedule of your availabilities. That way, if you have an extended period of free time and you want to maximize it, post your schedule in advance. Again, share your schedule on your blog or your social media. If people see on Monday that you are available on Saturday, they can plan in advance to talk to you.
YOU MAKE THE CALL DURING THE CALL
Sure, you can share your expertise on WhenHub from anywhere. You can be having your morning coffee or out to lunch or walking your dog, but just think about how your client will perceive you during the call. Because you decide when you are available, you can dress more appropriately when you know you will be talking to clients. How does someone in your area of expertise dress? What is the appropriate setting for your expertise; an office, the woods, a laboratory? Think about that before you are ready to take calls. Walking your dog during a call might be a great idea if you run a dog walking business, but it might be a bit tacky if you are a grief counselor. Just do what is appropriate and what will keep people coming back, referring their friends and giving you high ratings.
Also, if you are using the mobile app don’t lean in too close to the camera, keep it an even distance from your face and don’t let the camera obscure parts of your face. It just looks weird. Make the person calling you feel like they have your full attention and you aren’t distracted.
THE NEXT FREE TOPIC OF THE DAY: WRITING
In order to help you get started promoting your expertise, WhenHub Interface is starting a Free Topic of the Day Campaign. Each week we will feature a free expert topic, meaning that WhenHub Interface will not charge the usual 20% fee for calls that experts receive for that whole day. All experts in the topic of the day will get to keep 100% of the fees they charge. On top of that when the monetary value of your call comes out to at least $10 USD (or WHEN Token equivalent), WhenHub Interface will also give both the caller and the expert an additional 500 Free WHEN Tokens. Experts get to share their expertise and get paid for it and callers get to learn more about the topic of the day and get paid to do it.
Now that is a deal that just can’t be beat.
IT’S UP TO YOU
Finally, and probably most important is have fun. It sounds cliché, but generally, if you are speaking about something you are an expert in, that will automatically create a strong engagement and you’ll exude a natural enthusiasm with your caller. This already makes your job easier. Being really into what you are talking about will make you a better expert, but make sure you also listen to your caller and answer their questions. Sure you are excited to talk, but remember that people will call you with specific questions and they may not have all day to sit and chat, especially if they are paying.
Just do the best you can and with each call you’ll get better and better. Who knows, maybe your field of expertise will be helping people become successful on WhenHub.
We look forward to having you on the platform, whether you’re an expert or just have questions for an expert. We’ve got a lot of cool stuff happening soon and we want you to be a part of it.