It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Maven Blog! We will use this format to provide updates on our business, notes on interesting new features and developments, and tips on how to improve your experience with Maven, both as a member (“Maven”) and as a knowledge seeker (“Client”). Transparency rules at Maven; we make every effort to provide as much information as possible about how this works, how you can profit from using Maven, and our plans for the future. This blog will help us to continue to improve that transparency so you can be comfortable with and knowledgeable about our platform.
For those not yet familiar with Maven, additional details are provided below. We will will post regularly, so please check back to keep up with the latest news.
Wyatt A. Nordstrom, Maven CEO
Maven is a global network of professionals and thought leaders who seek to connect with others to share their knowledge. Maven’s proprietary “micro-consulting” platform allows its members (“Mavens”) to profit from their knowledge by participating in paid interactions with researchers, including short Telephone Consultations and Electronic Surveys.
Maven launched in mid-2009 and is currently growing at a phenomenal rate. How fast? In January alone, our global network grew by nearly 50%, our Client base grew by 50%, the number of paid Consultations grew by 50%, and total payments to Mavens grew by 50%! Mavens include professionals of all backgrounds and functional roles. Our network includes both those you might expect:
…and those you might not:
- Racecar drivers
- Jet ski rescue experts
- Retail salespeople
- Insurance brokers
- Builders and real estate agents
We welcome everyone, because we truly believe that “Everybody Knows Something” that others would be willing to pay to learn. Our Clients tell us that they value the ability to quickly find smart people who can educate them and help them to make more informed decisions, regardless of industry, sector, geography, or functional role. Clients are willing to pay to talk to the “right person,” and we provide a flexible, secure, and controlled environment through which they can do so.
Maven is a global company with staff located across the United States and around the world.