Most speaker bureaus charge a fee for you to have a profile on their site AND they take a percentage of any speaking gig you may acquire. However, they do not promote you unless you are a really big name. If you aren't commanding and getting $10,000 and more per speaking gig, this probably isn't going to be a money-making option for you.
But one speaker bureau is different - SpeakerMatch. This bureau focuses on emerging speakers - speakers who don't make a full-time living through speaking but have a desire to earn more money (increased sales) by speaking to groups of their target market.
Last week I interviewed Bryan Caplovitz, founder of SpeakerMatch. Our interview will be aired on a podcast next week. (I'll provide the link when it's aired). Bryan was a computer whiz who occasionally spoke at technology conferences. He was planning a trip to California and looked for available speaking gigs that would coincide with his visit. His plan was to use the speaking gig as a way to offset some of his travel costs. But he couldn't find any site or place that had listings he could view and apply for.
He saw a huge void for speakers and decided to do something about it. SpeakerMatch was born.
These are just a few reasons I love and highly endorse SpeakerMatch:
- 2-level membership - $9.99 or $49.99 per month, depending on your wants and needs
- No contract or commitment
- No fees when you secure speaking gigs
- Complete your profile and upload your info using keywords. Thousands of people who hire speakers go to SpeakerMatch and search keywords as a filter to find the best candidates.
- Upload your videos
- Great library of information and resources specific to building and growing your speaking income and business
- They scour the internet looking for open speaking opportunities. They make the formatting easy to read, add SEO to make it easier to search using keywords, and add to their SpeakerMatch Job Board. If it looks like a good fit for you, you simply click on the link and apply directly to the designated person.
- They email you lists of speaking gigs (based on your criteria) to make it even easier to find and apply!
SpeakerMatch offers an amazing 60-day money-back guarantee. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain! Think about all the people who want, need, are willing to buy, and have the money to buy what you offer. They are searching for you right now... are they finding you? Speaking to groups of your target market is the easiest, fastest, and most effective way to dramatically increase sales and profits.
SpeakerMatch can help.
Let me know when you've set up your profile - I'd love to take a look and maybe even reach out to interview in my podcast series!
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