How will you attract clients and projects to the platform?
3 ways - organically through the WorkshopBank website, paid marketing by reinvesting your membership subscriptions and direct contact.
WorkshopBank has a decent public profile that attracts not only people like yourself creating and running workshops but also the clients themselves.
On top of that will be the reinvestment of membership subscriptions into paid marketing (mainly Adwords) as well as direct contact with large organisations in our network. The organizations we target for projects will depend on our consultant geographical profile at the end of this launch.
What profile of client are you looking to attract to the site (industry, geography, size)?
It will be a broad industry spectrum of medium to large companies. In terms of geography we will market our service in the countries we have a good base of consultants in. When you create your Profile you can select which countries you would like to cover. Wherever we have coverage we will advertise.
What is your definition of a 'Project'?
A project could be anything from a one workshop gig up to a major change implementation. Facilitation will likely always be required given the platform's focus but the objectives the client is looking to achieve could be anything.
You say in the video that we invoice you and you invoice the client - do you take a percentage of our rate?
No we don't take a percentage. You choose your rate and you keep 100% of that. We add our commission (currently 10%) on to the client's invoice. One of the first things we'll be doing after this initial launch is streamlining this process to bring payments on to the platform so you get paid instantly.
Will I receive feedback from a client if they reject my Proposal?
We can't guarantee you feedback but we do ask a client to leave it when they reject a Proposal. Please watch the video from 4:53 to see how the platform does this. You will also be able to continue the chat conversation with them after a Proposal is rejected to ask them yourself if you would like further clarification.
What is the application process?
1) You purchase the Early Adopter Program. Don't worry. If you aren't successful in your application you will receive 100% of your money back. Immediately.
2) You receive an invitation minutes after you sign-up to schedule a Skype interview with one of the Projects team.
3) After the interview we let you know whether you have been accepted or not. If you are accepted you will receive a link to Projects where you can login and create your Profile. If we conclude you are not a good fit at this time you will receive 100% of your money back. Immediately.
4) We will email you when a new project is created in a country you have said on your Profile you would like to work in.
$199 in one go is too much for me. Is there a payment plan?
Many have asked whether it would be possible to work on a payment plan rather than a yearly subscription. If you would prefer to split your payments so they are every 3 months instead please click here.