Last month we asked our members to help us grow, and they responded beyond our wildest expectations. Your fellow Mavens sent hundreds of thousands of invitations to join, participated in 50% more Consultations and Surveys than in any previous month, and earned some serious money.

From everyone at Maven, THANK YOU for helping us make February 2012 our best month ever!

As we continue to pursue our dream of creating the world’s first Global Knowledge Marketplace where any professional can acquire any form of expertise on demand, we’re adding a bunch of great new capabilities to our platform… and giving away an iPad 3 (see below)!

Build Your Maven Network, Win an iPad 3

Rumor has it that the iPad 3 will launch very soon. When it does, Maven will give one away to a lucky Maven. Specifically, on April 30th we’ll pick a Maven participant with at least 50 connections in their Maven Network and send them a top-of-the-line WiFi version of the new device.

To be eligible, all you have to do is get 50 Maven connections. The fastest way to do this is to visit your Network page and invite people you know to connect with you. You can also use your Connection Tools widgets to publicize your Maven participation and grow your Network. As a bonus, if you make 100 connections we’ll give you two entries in the drawing.

Max Out Your MavenScore

We recently launched a new MavenScore Details page that gives you more information on how your MavenScore is calculated. Click here to visit your page and learn how you can improve your score.

Connect via LinkedIn

We’ve added a new LinkedIn connection tool so you can directly invite your LinkedIn contacts to join you on Maven, grow your Network, and earn Referral Commissions. Learn more on your Invite & Earn page.

New Opportunities to Consult

New consulting opportunities on the Maven Bulletin Board include topics like Online Recruiting, Cleaning Products, Water Treatment, Oil and Gas Production, Jewelry Retail,  Cloud Storage, Optical Networking, Online Privacy, Narcolepsy Drugs, and many, many more…

To view more details on these and other opportunities, simply login and check out the Bulletin Board.

Thanks again for being part of the Maven community! As always, let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for how we can make Maven better.