Completing introductions on Introducely is a great way to make extra cash without putting a lot of time and effort into a side gig. All you need to earn money on our platform is an internet connection, a Facebook or LinkedIn account for verification, and a network of contacts to pull from. And since we don’t take a commission, you get 100% of any payment offered for introductions you complete.
If all that sounds awesome, take a few minutes to sign up and get verified today so you can start earning money as an Introducer. And whether you’re just starting on the platform or if you signed up awhile back, put the following tips into action to increase your chances at completing successful introductions (and getting paid).
1. Take Time to Create a Detailed Application
Be as thorough and detailed as possible in your application for any introduction request. This is the place you can sell yourself and explain why you are the right person to make the introduction that meets the Requester’s needs. Here are some of the things you might want to include in your application:
- A description of your connection to the person you want to introduce. When the Requester can see you have a genuine connection, they can be more confident in selecting your application. Let them know whether this is a friend, family member, mentor, former teacher, coworker or other type of contact.
- Information about how the person meets the Requester’s stated needs. Provide a short bio or other relevant information to help the Requester understand how your contact is the perfect fit for the request. That can include information about credentials, education, experience, the type of company they work for, licensure or anything else you think might be important to the person asking for the introduction.
- An assurance that you will take care of the introduction. Consider ending with a short assurance that you’re serious and looking forward to making this introduction. It can be something simple like, “Thank you for your time and consideration, I look forward to connecting you with my contact in a timely manner.”
2. Respond in a Timely Manner
If your application is accepted, make sure to reply and make your introduction in a timely manner. This is important for continued success on the platform and with each individual introduction.
First, responding in a timely manner is good for the Requester and for you. They may be on a timeline, and if you don’t respond soon enough, they could move on to another option. That means you did the work in responding to their request for nothing because you missed the window on making a paid introduction.
Second, responding in a timely manner creates confidence in you as a connection point. If you apply to that person’s requests in the future, they’re more likely to remember you and have a positive association with the experience. You’ve built some trust points, so they may be more likely to choose your application over those of people they’re not familiar with. That can help you complete successful introductions and earn more on Introducely in the future.
3. Honestly Assess How Closely You Can Match the Introduction Criteria
Each request requires a self-assessment for how well you can complete any given introduction. While it may be tempting to fudge this information to get an opportunity, you’re unlikely to make a successful connection if you don’t have a qualified candidate to fill the Requester’s needs.
Be honest about what you know about the people in your network. Don’t apply if you’re not sure about someone’s credentials, or how likely you can actually make the introduction. Instead, take a moment to reach out to the person in question and ask for clarification before you make statements that aren’t true.
Fudging the application just to get the opportunity to make an introduction lets everyone down. Your contact may be embarrassed because they’ve been misrepresented, and the Requester may be upset because they wasted time. You miss out on payment for a successful introduction and potentially alienate part of your network as well as a Requester you could have worked with in the future.
4. Provide In-Depth Answers to Any Required Questions
Requesters can require Introducers to answer questions before applying. Make sure to give high-quality, detailed answers to show off your qualifications or those of your contacts and demonstrate that you’re taking the request seriously.
For example, if a Requester wants to be introduced to a roofing contractor, they may ask questions about experience, the types of property the person has worked on and whether the contractor is licensed and bonded.
Take just a few minutes to make sure your answers are helpful and complete. Check out some examples of poor versus excellent responses below.
Does the contractor work on resident properties?
- Poor: Yes.
- Excellent: Yes. Within the past two months, he has completed three roofing installations in the Vinton area for three to five bedroom homes, including one challenging job that involved a three-story A-frame.
What is the contact’s job title?
- Poor: She works in marketing.
- Excellent: She is the Marketing Director of a mid-size business that sells educational content online.
Is the expert certified?
- Poor: Yes she has years of experience and is qualified.
- Excellent: She’s held an RN license for 10 years and holds a current CCRN (Neonatal) certificate from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
5. Follow Up With the Requester
Finally, follow up with the Requester to increase your chances of making a successful introduction. You can do this by sending a short, professional message after submitting your application. Thank the Requester for the opportunity to apply and let them know you’re available if they’d like to talk more about how you can help introduce them to the person they want to meet.
Test this tactic to find what works for you. You may find that you get more responses when you send a message almost immediately after applying to a request. But it might also be effective to wait a few hours or even a day before following up, as that can remind the requester about their need and demonstrate that you are serious about fulfilling it.
Being successful on Introducely requires some patience, attention to detail and persistence. While it doesn’t take a lot of work or time to make money on the platform, putting in just a bit more effort to differentiate yourself from the crowd can make a big difference.Ready to put your network to work making some extra money? Sign up as an Introducer today. Getting verified is easy, and you can be browsing and responding to Requests in no time.
About the Author
Nick Chasinov is the founder of Introducely and covers topics regarding sales, marketing, technology, networking, career growth, and all things Introducely related.