Your earning potential on Introducely doesn’t have a cap. It’s only limited by how many introductions you can make. When it comes down to earnings, you may be able to reach a level that easily exceeds the average earning potential of other major gig economy jobs.
Find out more about how much you can make on Introducely below.
How Do You Earn on Introducely?
You earn money by introducing people from your network to those who request the introduction. It’s that simple!
Requesters who want to be introduced to various types of people have the option of offering a payment to incentivize their introduction request. They decide how much they want to offer, and the exact figure may depend on their own budget or how much value they place on the introduction.
We don’t keep any of that money. You get 100% of the payment offered by the Requester. The Requester pays a small fee for successful introductions that is separate from the payment offered to you, and that’s how Introducely makes money.
Let’s look at a few hypothetical examples to help you understand how earnings on Introducely work.
- A journalist needs to interview someone in secondary education for a story. They post a request and offer $50 for the introduction. Your brother-in-law is the Dean of Admissions at a local community college. You make the introduction and earn $50.
- An entrepreneur is looking for an angel investor to help fund a new product launch. They post a request offering $100 for an introduction. Your former business partner is an active investor, so you offer to make the introduction. Once you complete the introduction successfully, you’re paid the $100.
- A marketing company is conducting a study and wants to connect with parents of 2-year-olds. It’s offering $5 per introduction and needs many introductions. You might make 10 introductions of parents in your network and earn $50.
As you can see, you can leverage all types of networks, including business, personal, social, and academic, to make money on Introducely.
How Does Introducely Stack Up to Other Opportunities When It Comes to Earnings?
Introducely is unique among side-gig opportunities because you don’t actually have to do a lot of work to earn money. People are paying you to initiate an introduction, but you don’t have to stick around to cultivate the relationship or do anything beyond that point. That becomes the responsibility of those you introduced.
What that means is that the amount of time you spend earning on Introducely is often counted in minutes and not hours. For example, consider the example below.
- A Requester asks to be connected with a plumber who can complete a bathroom installation that’s gone wrong after another plumber did shoddy work. They’re paying $25 for the introduction.
- Your son is a plumber who does bathroom installations, so you take a few seconds to propose an introduction to him.
- The Requester accepts your proposal, so you spend a couple minutes facilitating the introduction via email.
- Time spent on the work: Around 5 minutes.
- Earnings: $25, which calculates to a rate of $300 per hour!
You also don’t incur any expenses when you’re working on Introducely. Whereas other apps require you to spend money, shop, travel, or drive, introducers don’t need anything other than their time and their connections.
Now let’s compare that with some other gig economy jobs [DEV NOTE: LINK TO BEST GIG ECONOMY JOBS] and how much you can earn with each.
- DoorDash drivers make an average of $22 per hour across the nation, but it can be lower in some locations. And that’s before you account for expenses associated with driving and maintaining your own vehicle.
- Outside of California, Instacart drivers make a minimum of $5 to $10 per grocery delivery. Some tasks pay more and you can earn tips from satisfied customers, but you’re limited by how many deliveries you can make in an hour. This job also comes with expenses associated with driving your own vehicle and the wear and tear that is caused.
- Uber and Lyft drivers have the same limitations. You can only drive so many people an hour, and average earnings can run as low as $19. Plus, again, you’re covering a lot of expenses yourself.
- Freelance sites like Fiverr and Upwork offer a chance to set your own pay rates, which can help you to drive up your hourly rate. But these typically require you to put in a lot more effort and work to earn than is required on Introducely. Fiverr also takes 20% of all your earnings — even tips — which reduces how much you can make.
Tips for Increasing Your Earnings on Introducely
So, how do you leverage your networks to make as much as possible on Introducely? Start by putting some of the tips below into action.
Use All Your Networks
Think creatively about who you know and what networks you have. You could have personal, business and academic networks. Here’s an example from each type of network:
- Personal network. Your friend Bill is the head of talent at a cryptocurrency startup in San Francisco. You see a request to be introduced to someone in charge of hiring at a crypto startup. After reviewing the request you feel it’s a good fit for you to propose introducing Bill.
- Business network. You still have a good relationship with a former colleague who runs his own marketing agency. You could connect him with people who are seeking marketing professionals for help with their own businesses.
- Academic network. Your former college advisor is a math professor. You might introduce him to educators looking for speakers or experts in the STEM arena.
Check Introducely Regularly
People can post requests at any time, so make sure you sign up for notifications to get first crack at introducing relevant people. Consider setting some times throughout the day to scan the new requests on Introducely just like you check your email inbox. You can spend literally two or three minutes in the morning and afternoon checking for new requests you can respond to. Because Introducely runs as a progressive web app, it’s fast and easy to use on any device to make this even easier.
Send Comprehensive Replies
Answer all questions and provide Requesters with the information needed to understand whether the person you have in mind would be a good fit for their needs. This cuts down on any back and forth and helps ensure Requesters can quickly select your introduction proposal with confidence.
Complete Introductions in a Timely Manner
The faster you make the introduction, the more likely you are to be successful. And that means money in your account faster. It also reduces the risk that someone else will make an introduction and your contact is no longer necessary or relevant.
Be Kind and Courteous
Thank people who agree to introduction requests and be mindful of everyone’s time. Make introductions following Requesters’ published preferences, as they chose those methods for a reason. And don’t ever be pushy or demanding. Yes, you might be doing a favor in connecting people with solutions or opportunities, but they’re also doing you a favor by agreeing to meetings or taking time to investigate those opportunities.
The bottom line on Introducely is that you can earn money easily using only your own contacts and a bit of organization and perseverance. And when you compare how much easier and more profitable Introducely is, it’s clearly an attractive option for adding to your gig-economy tool belt.
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.