Why should I become a The Grand Tour Mentor?
For lots of reasons, but primarily:
- To earn supplemental income
- To make a difference in people’s lives
- To gain valuable credibility in your field
What are the criteria to become a The Grand Tour Mentor?
You will make a great The Grand Tour Mentor if you:
- Love what you do and want to share your knowledge with others
- Make your money doing what you love as professional
- Are able to advise The Grand Tour Take a Testdrive in Your Vocation clients via one-hour phone, videoconference and/or in-person sessions (at your place of work)
How will I share my expertise?
- Phone (or voice-only Skype);
- Videoconference (via Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts or another video service); and/or
- In-person at your place of work (optional)
What do I have to do to schedule my time with a The Grand Tour client?
You just need to follow four easy steps:
- You will receive an email from a prospective client via The Grand Tour requesting a one-hour phone, in-person or videoconference session. They will provide up to 10 dates and timeframes that work for their schedule. (On occasion, clients request a half- or full-day in-person mentorship session.
- You will suggest three one-hour time slots for the conference based on the client’s preferences.
- The client will accept and book one of the suggested time slots.
- Your email address will now be shared with your client such that you may set up your one-hour phone, videoconference or in-person session. The contact information you share to conduct that session is up to you – it can be your Skype ID, your FaceTime address or your phone number. Your email address will be shared only with your client, and only after you’ve acknowledged the session request, and it has been booked and paid for by the client.
How is my expertise priced?
You’re the boss. You choose your hourly pricing between Euro 100, 150, 200, 250, 300. With a maximum of Euro 500 per hour. Take into account in choosing that a fixed percentage of 30% is set above your pricing by us to arrive at the price the client pays. For example you want to make Euro 100 per hour the price for one hour for The Grand Tour client will be Euro 130.
How much money can I make providing my expertise on The Grand Tour?
The more you market yourself via your social network, the more supplemental income you will make. Your story in the form of a questionnaire and selfie picture will appear on the Hero’s Journey website. Your story is shared with the almost 200.000 creative professionals worldwide who follow the hero’ s journey online.
Does The Grand Tour take a cut of my earnings?
We add 30% to your advising fee per hour to form a retail price.
How do I get paid?
On a monthly basis, The Grand Tour pays all mentors for bookings from the previous month.
Will I get to edit my bio and pricing that will be posted on the Hero’s Journey website?
Absolutely. You can update your story on the Hero’s Journey website four times each year.
I’m a business owner. What if a prospective client wants to start a business in my hometown? Do I have to provide my expertise to anyone who requests?
If you get a request from someone who is local, you might suggest they reach out to someone in another city. People will understand and respect your decision to not mentor someone who may become your direct, local competition.
What if my client or I am late for a session?
We use the “personal trainer” model for dealing with tardiness or cancelation. If you are more than 15 minutes late or you cancel within an hour of your session, you need to reschedule with your client and make up any additional lost time and then some. We ask that you provide an additional 30 minutes of pro bono consultation for being late or canceling at the last minute.
If your client is more than 15 minutes late or cancels within an hour of your session, they lose that session. You do not need to credit them for your valuable time.
There are exceptions to every rule. If an emergency occurs, both parties should be accommodating and use good sense.
Once I establish a relationship with a client, do I still use The Grand Tour for additional sessions with them?
Yes. There are four reasons why you want to book your client sessions through The Hero’s Journey. First, we are your ongoing marketing platform and source for new clients. Second, we are your bill-processing arm … you don’t have to worry about waiting for a client’s check to clear or set up your own way of taking credit cards. Third, you gain more credibility and cachet in your field by having your clients rate your expertise on The Hero’s Journey for future clients to see. Finally, if you work around our agreement, we will remove your profile from The Hero’s Journey website and you will lose the opportunity of earning supplemental income and sharing your expertise through The Hero’s Journey.
I’m a career coach (or life coach, or consultant) — can I be an guide?
Thanks for your interest in The Grand Tour. Mentors work in the actual professions in which our clients are exploring. We do not bring on career, life or business coaches or consultants as The Hero’s Journey mentors. We only bring on experts working directly in specific creative careers for which our clients have interest — such as being an actor, dancer, musician, designer, movie director, writer, illustrator, artist, fashion designer, chef cook etc.
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