There is an overload of information from videos, blogs, long courses, short courses, etc. But, what if you needed to ask someone just a quick question that shouldn’t take more than 15-20 minutes? What do you do? Whom do you ask? You may shoot some “pick your brain” DMs that may or may not get a response or you can ask your mom’s aunt’s friend’s son for advice over a “coffee” and you might not get relevant advice, and instead, you might be left feeling obligated! At G&E, we want to take the chance out of these chance encounters. Access to social capital can be a real game changer and is a privilege only a few have!
That’s why I began working on G&E, to connect users to subject matter experts for need-based advice. The goal is to make users save time and money by connecting directly with an expert from their field – making the connections contextual as well as convenient. The experts can decide if they want to give a free consultation or charge a fee and we take a small platform commission to keep the business sustainable. Today, we are in the information and knowledge economy and we want to help infopreneurs to distribute their expertise directly to the users who need it the most.
As a first-time founder, it might be rare to come across someone who has it all figured out and is moving at a fast pace, failing quickly and moving on to the next item — all while being scrappy, hustling, trying multiple avenues to research and launch their audience and product respectively. I fell into the category of someone who was treading very carefully and wanted to bring the best world-in-class product out there. But, instead of leading with the product, I am now leading with the users and it has been thrilling, to say the least!
P.S.: One of the most exciting audiences we are onboarding is experienced indie creators who have shipped, scaled, or sold their side hustles. There’s so much to learn from those who have been there and done that – the possibilities are endless.