The SpeakerShare referral program gives you a great way to help event organizers who trust you by referring speakers you trust for their meeting.
It's about providing value for your client, even when you can't be the one on their stage. Even though you're not their presenter this time, you can still help the meeting be a success by referring speakers you know who would do almost as good a job as you would.
Everyone benefits when you refer your speaker friends through SpeakerShare:
SpeakerShare lets you leverage the convenience of the eSpeakers catalog to refer speakers you know for meetings you know about.
Every time you know about a meeting that needs a speaker -- and it's not a fit for you -- take 2 minutes to help the event organizer by referring speakers you know who would do a good job.
A detailed guide is available on this guide to referring on SpeakerShare in 60 seconds »
When a speaker is paid through the eSpeakers Marketplace, the platform collects the fee from the buyer. The eSpeakers platform uses industry leader Stripe.com to process payments from buyers, collect commissions (like yours!) and send the balance to the speaker who is performing the services.
Many speakers already have a Stripe account attached to their bank account and registered with eSpeakers, so that they can receive payments from event organizers. If you don't already have this setup, you can do it now . Your Stripe account is free and makes it easy to get your commissions directly into your bank account.
When an event organizer you referred speakers to hires and pays one of them through the platform, your commission will be deposited into your Stripe account, and from them into your bank account. It's automatic, and you never have to ask, "So, um...where's my money, buddy?"
Currently, the platform always pays you a commission on applicable hires. You can donate the income to your favorite charity, buy a new iPad for the speaker you referred, or send lavish gifts to the staff at eSpeakers.
If the event organizer hires one of your recommended speakers but does not pay them through the eSpeakers platform, then eSpeakers receives no part of the transaction and so cannot pass anything along to you. There are instances where the event organizer pays the speaker directly, outside of the platform, and later eSpeakers can collect the commission by invoicing the speaker. If we're able to collect the commission, that way, we pass it on to you.
Encourage the speakers you refer and the event organizers to complete the transaction and pay on the eSpeakers platform. It provides transparency and security for all the parties, and makes sure you get paid!