Since launching in May 2012, Moncton, New Brunswick based Clarity, a micro-consulting platform that enables the exchange of high-impact business advice, on demand over the phone, are celebrating 16 months of steady growth by unveiling their biggest release yet - Answers.
This newest feature is now the easiest way for entrepreneurs to ask a professional question and get an expert’s answer within minutes - for free. If needed, you can then follow up directly with a call. For the startup community, Answers is set to become the ultimate knowledge base for those with questions, from experts who not only have an answer but a trusted one at that.
While similar to Quora, Answers is a business model. Clarity founder and CEO Dan Martell says some experts are making over a $1000 a month. “In our limited beta, we’ve had over 200 questions asked with most of them being answered within 15 minutes,” Martell explains. “We’re also seeing a 5% conversion from question to call request for experts.”
The inspiration for Answers came from feedback from existing Clarity members. For new members, not all were ready to make a call upon signing up but there was nothing else they could do in the meantime to experience Clarity. For newer experts, achieving decent exposure among more seasoned Clarity experts wasn’t always easy. Lastly, many members were simply just having a hard time identifying the right expert to answer their question.
With Answers, even the newest Clarity members can get advice before they’ve even made their first call. And for the experts? The benefits are obvious. Answer questions, get recognized, get calls, get paid.
For Canada’s startup community - it’s faster and easier than ever to get the answers you need, when you need them.
Clarity now has over 20,000 experts with names like Ramit Sethi, Chris Brogan, Brad Feld (Angel Investors), and Ryan Holiday joining in the past few months. In December 2012, they announced $1.6M in funding. The new feature is available on both clarity.fm and via the mobile app (iPhone only for now).