Did you know that you are already a consultant? Think about it - when was the last time a friend, colleague, customer, or other acquaintance asked you to help them to better understand a topic or to make a more informed decision? Happens all the time, right?

That's microconsulting - short bursts of knowledge, perspective, insight, and opinion that help others make better decisions.



Have you given someone advice on which product or service to choose?
Your advice was a form of microconsulting.

Answered a question about how you do your job?
That's microconsulting too.

Explained a key technical term or concept? Described an accounting standard or law in "layman's terms"? Shared your opinion on the future of your industry?
All microconsulting.

At Maven, we figured out a way to help you get paid for microconsulting - that is, sharing your knowledge with other professionals who value your expertise. Here's how it works:

Join Maven

Becoming part of Maven's microconsulting network is quick, easy, and free. Simply select an hourly consulting rate (see how much) and tell us a bit about your background and knowledge, and we'll handle the rest. It only takes a few minutes, so Sign Up Now!

Invite Others

Maven will pay you referral commissions for bringing other knowledgeable professionals into the network.

Go about your usual business

Maven will match you to microconsulting opportunities, and you will start earning referral commissions from those you invited. This is what makes Maven so easy - we work to match you to microconsulting opportunities while you go about your usual business!


When you are identified as potential match for a microconsulting opportunity, you will receive a notification from Maven. If you are qualified, accept the invitation to participate in a Telephone Consultation or Electronic Survey.

Get Paid

All microconsulting interactions are tracked by our system. You will be paid for your time spent on the phone during Telephone Consultations or a flat fee for responding to an Electronic Survey. You will also earn Referral Commissions when people you invited to join Maven participate.

Become a Maven

Creating a profile is quick, easy, and free.

Find a Maven

Looking for an expert?
Register to begin searching our global consultant network.

What Members Are Saying

My first Maven engagement was right up my alley. The person I consulted with seemed to be very happy with the insight and experience I was able to provide.

Maven 41874
Los Angeles, CA

Concerned About Privacy?

So are we. That's why we will never share your personal details or contact information with anybody without your permission. Our clients will only see your name and personal profile information after you've accepted an invitation to consult, and you can customize your privacy settings in our system to protect your identity and hide your profile from those you don't wish to see it. For more information on Maven's Privacy Policies and how we protect your identity, click here.