AN EXPERT ON ASKOOL
Run your own online telephone business in minutes
ASKOOL makes selling your advice and expertise on
the Internet simple and easy. Everything you need
is built right in: storefront, Internet controlled
phone connection, payment method, management interface,
hosting, and more. And it’s free! Make a difference
in other people’s lives and in your life!
Open an account
To give advice on ASKOOL, you must first register
in order to open your account. Opening an account
is easy and free. Simply go to “Register”
and fill out the form. You have to provide some personal
information, particularly your phone number, email
address, and to choose a Member name. However, your
contact information is never revealed to anyone. It
is only used to validate transactions made with your
credit card. People calling you will never know your
name, phone number and/or email address.
Why do I have to choose
a Member Name?
Your Member Name serves as your main identification
on ASKOOL to ensure the confidentiality of the activities
of Members and Experts. Your Member Name serves also
as your contact address in ASKOOL’s messaging
List your Expertise
– Set your price per minute!
Go to your Expert Office in the MY ASKOOL section
and click on “Create a new listing” in
the My Listings field! Write a description of your
background and skills and explain why your expertise
is valuable. You can be creative and use html to enhance
your listing. You can also upload a picture of yourself
which will be displayed on your Member page and in
all of your listings. Listings with pictures attract
more visitors. Set the price per minute you’d
like to charge. You can always update that price.
Make yourself available
– Decide when you would like to take calls!
Your status determines if you are “Ready”
to take a call, “Busy” having a phone
conversation or “Away”. Only Experts that
selected the “Ready” status can receive
calls on ASKOOL. If your status is set to “Away”,
users won’t be able to click the “Call
me” link and won’t be able to initiate
a call to you. To change your status, go to your Expert
Office in the MY ASKOOL section, select the appropriate
status and click on “Change Status”.
While you are receiving a call initiated on ASKOOL,
your status is automatically set to “Busy”.
When your call initiated on ASKOOL ends, your status
is set back to “Ready”. If you receive
a call not initiated on ASKOOL, your status won’t
automatically change. If your status is set as “ready”,
you may miss a call. Please, if you have set your
status to “Ready”, keep your phone line
open for ASKOOL calls.
Take calls (Your customers
never see your phone number!)
If a person clicks the “Call Now” link
on your listing, your phone will ring first. After
answering, you’ll hear the other party’s
phone ring. When your client answers the phone, present
yourself and ask how you can help him/her. Your customers
never see your phone number and you’ll never
Get paid every month
Once your call is completed, you can view its details
in your Expert Office. Your account is credited with
the amount you earned. You can then request that ASKOOL
transfers that amount to you through check, PayPal
or Direct Deposit (in Canadian banks only).
Respond to questions
You can also respond to questions posted to our Forum.
Clients seeking your service or advice will contact
you directly through ASKOOL’s Messaging System
or when you are online. When you receive a question,
respond with a proposal, describing your service,
work schedule and fees.