Flexibility: High

Social Engagement: Medium

What’s What: Students and business people need mentors, and because we’re living in a nonstop digital world, sometimes they need them online and on-demand. That’s where you come in. You’ve been through the ups and downs, now you can help guide others. 

Amava Take: If you’ve got experience and knowledge to share, there are people out there who could use your help. The old rules of how this gets set up are not the only way. If you’d rather have the flexibility to connect remotely with people on a mutually agreeable and flexible basis, you can make some money and give someone a hand at the same time. Welcome to the world of business mentoring.

From the Front Lines: 

What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these positions? 

People who can demonstrate experience or expertise that our clients need to succeed.

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Ask mentees to pinpoint their goals so you can be most productive in sharing what you know.

What’s a typical daily schedule like?

You can sign up to be on call at hours that work for you.

From the Trenches:  

What’s the most satisfying part of the job/experience?

It’s amazing to guide someone towards what they are hoping to achieve.

How would you describe the hard parts?

Sometimes I wish there was more time to get to know the people I’m  helping.

Would you recommend this as a flexible way to make money to your friends?

Definitely! I have found it to be rewarding and easy to work around the other things I like to do with my time.

Special Requirements: Some platforms will ask you to prequalify using a short examination. Others may require that you demonstrate your expertise in more traditional ways such as a resume or references. To learn more about expert networks, check out this article.

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Finding a Position: If business mentorship is on your list, you can explore helping people transition to new careers or help with business decisions. You can also volunteer your time with entrepreneurs in your community.