- Help Meister Business Partners start in one of 4
- 1. Reseller If you or your firm is in
the business of reselling software, you're probably looking for ways to enhance
your offerings to include web services. Help Meister is the right choice if
you're looking for:
Would you like a sale that keeps paying every
- A learning curve for your sales force that
makes them ready to compel orders in 2 hours.
- An easy ancillary sale to your current
offerings. Help Meister is applicable to anyone wishing to add
professional-quality help to their website, that is, just about every one of
- A quick sale since subscription pricing is
within almost everyone's immediate signature authority.
- A way out of collecting money. Help Meister
does that for you.
- 2. Software Integrator - One advantage of a
web service is how easily it integrates with other software. If you need to
provide online help as part of your application, let us show you how that can
be a component we can provide faster, easier, and cheaper than doing it
- 3. Value Added Reseller Whereas Help
Meister is a very effective tool to manage online help, it requires someone to
gather the help for a particular website. Some Help Meister customers are happy
to do that. Some look to consultants, particularly if they want additional
support services such as:
This is where a Value Added Reseller comes in,
typically with a proposal to your client that includes Help Meister and the
services to produce a complete service package. Usually, this is priced at many
times the cost of Help Meister alone. And this is the best part - we become
your collection agent, rolling your fee into the subscription price and making
your past due collection problems a thing of the past.
- Professional writers who can produce clear,
informative help records..
- Training organizations who can reinforce online
help with education.
- HR management firms who can insure that online
help integrates well with a client's policies and procedures.
- Translators who can produce help in foreign
- 4. Membership Groups If your
membership organization represents trade or business professionals, you may
wish to add Help Meister to your affinity programs. Much like our Reseller
Program, we provide a discount code for your members. They pay less than our
standard prices as a benefit of joining your group, and your group earns a fee
that can go to funding your programs.
If you are a Help Meister trail
blazer, we invite you to join our Business Partners. We are committed to
helping uncover new Help Meister applications in areas that are profitable for
our Business Partners.
The process begins with an
application form you use to introduce yourself and
your plans. You are assigned to a Partner Advocate who responds by either
approving your application or suggesting ways to improve your value
Once onboard, we assign you a RefCode that we use to track
your commissions. Whenever a Help Meister customer first signs up, they can
enter a RefCode as shown to the right. This identifies them as your
As a Business Partner, you are also
assigned an account on our members-only Business Portal section. With your
RefCode and a password, you will see a page like the one below showing your
sales commissions, as well as a place to set your prices for Help
Besides a competitive commission
structure, we can provide the following to help build your Help Meister
- Custom website development addressing your
specialized community with a URL like www.Helpmeister.com/MySpecialty. This may
include focused content you provide and signup forms automatically channeling
into your commission structure.
- Development of custom demos structured like
our baseline demo, but focused on your specialized Help Meister application
area and with the slides linking to your signup form.
- Co-development of marketing collateral like
- Published authors ready to help you produce
newsworthy articles for your community's trade magazines.
- FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
- What are the commission
- Can I have people I train work at
this with me?
- How often can I change my
- What are the commission
- These are negotiated person-to-person and depend on
factors like how well matched your community is to Help Meister, how much you
will do to make things happen, what you plan to charge, etc. We also typically
give more of a commission on the signup fee for resellers and membership groups
since that is where you often make your most important contribution. Such
startup fee commissions can range from 20% to 50% with monthly subscription
commissions around 10%.
Value Added Resellers set their own startup and
monthly commission rates. Part-time HR Managers (with experience) can charge
several thousand dollars per month to develop and maintain help for an
intranet, for example, and we may retain $50/mo to deliver Help Meister and to
collect and pass on their fee automatically.
- Can I have people I train
work at this with me?
- Yes. And we can negotiate a separate RefCode for
each person you bring aboard such that you share in their commission structure.
If John Smith (RefCode=JS), for example, brings Linda Lewis aboard, her RefCode
would be JS-LL. Each time a sale goes through for RefCode JS-LL, Linda Lewis
gets her commission and so does John Smith. Such second-level commissions (to
John Smith) are typically 2% to 10%.
This borrows concepts from
multilevel marketing, but remember a major difference. Whereas most multilevel
marketing programs minimize the importance of the product being sold (often
just household commodities) relative to their compensation formulas, we look
first at the product. Our business model is not based on soap suds it is
built on Help Meister's rock-solid, proprietary value proposition and your
- How often can I change my
- As often as you wish, every sale if you wish. If
you prefer to walk your customers through the signup process, for example, you
can have a price waiting for them that reflects your services to that
particular customer and their payment expectations.