Ahead of the holiday season, learn how to best take advantage of Maven and earn a little something extra for yourself. Use these best practices to make your profile shine, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to keep up with the latest opportunities. For even more of our best advice, check out our latest white paper revealing the most common mistakes in Survey writing and how to ask better questions.

Best Practices

Upgrade Your Profile

Your Knowledge Summary is the first thing a client sees, so make sure it is engaging, informational, and details your professional skills! Below your Summary on your Profile Tab is the Experience Section. Make sure this is keyword-rich, as our searching tool uses all sections to match you with opportunities. List all the terms relevant to your work in the Knowledge, Keywords & Publications section – including specific information on topics, products, markets, and technologies with which you are familiar.
If you are invited to a project that you do not feel qualified for, actively decline! Your response will boost your Maven Score. Finally, be sure to check in on the Bulletin Board for new, active projects.


Best Practices

Share With Colleagues

Our community, now exceeding several hundred thousand professionals, was built largely through the referrals of smart Mavens like yourself. We love this approach because it offers our loyal Mavens an additional way to earn income by bringing their colleagues to the community. For the first year after your referrals join, Maven awards commissions equal to 10% of their earnings as a thank you. For specific Bulletin Board projects, we will pay you a one-time Referral bonus equal to 50% of their project earnings.
There is no limit to the number of people you can refer, and no limit to how much commission you can earn through referrals! Stay tuned for a post on best practices for referring like a professional.



Immediate Needs for Expertise

Know anybody who meets any of these descriptions?
If so, introduce them to Maven and earn Referral Commissions!
  • Surface Chemists
  • Pet Food Manufacturing Experts
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Laundry Formulation Experts
  • Chroma Key Technology Experts
  • Multiphysics Modeling Experts
  • Yogurt, Ice Cream or Cheese Manufacturing Experts