Ether gives you two ways in which you can market yourself to people who want to buy your services. First, you get a unique Ether Phone Number that you can put anywhere – like on your business card or a yellow pages ad. Second, you can choose from a variety of Ether Buttons which directly link to your business that you can put on your blog, website, or in email.
You are in complete control of who calls you because you decide where you put your Ether Phone Number and Buttons – you aren't placed randomly in a directory.
There are no monthly fees, no setup fees and no connection fees. Ether only earns money when you earn money – our commission is 15%.
You earn money based on the rate you've set. Once you've placed your Ether Phone Number where you want people to see it, your phone only rings when someone is ready to pay for what you say.
A customer will dial your Ether Phone Number and Ether will call you at the number you selected. You can choose on the fly whether or not to actually take the call. For example, Ether will tell you that you have a customer ready to pay your rate of $90 for an hour and willing to wait 3 hours for a call back from you. When you answer the phone, you'll hear:
- Press 1 to take the call now and earn your $90 for the hour you talk
- Press 2 if you can take the call within 3 hours, and earn the $90 when you're ready
- Press 3 if you cannot take the call now nor within the 3 hour time window
Your earnings from calls and emails are deposited into your Ether account. You can either have the money sent to your bank account via Direct Deposit or you can request to have Ether send you a check.
Your privacy is very important. For your protection, we've built security measures from the ground up. Ether anonymously and safely connects you to people who want to buy your services. Your phone number is never revealed because Ether initiates all calls and maintains the connection between you and your customer. No one can see your phone number – not even with Caller ID.
Your phone will never ring when you don't want it to. Just like instant messaging programs, like Yahoo, AIM and MSN Messenger, your Ether status communicates your availability – Taking Calls, Arrange Calls via Email or Not Taking Calls. Your status on Ether not only communicates your availability but also ensures that customers can only call you when you are available.
Your status is automatically set with your schedule when you create your first listing, and prevents calls from coming during the night. Your schedule can be customized to fit your needs. Or, you can turn your Ether Phone Number on or off anytime over the phone by calling 1-888-MY-ETHER, or with the click of a mouse by visiting Ether.com.
While talking on the phone is a great way to sell what you say, some things are better communicated using email: written articles, tax returns, photographs, computer code, instructional videos, and any other digitally-based information. Ether lets you send email that contains such information and set a price for your customer to open it.
Just like with Ether phone calls, Ether processes your customers' credit or debit cards and keeps your personal information and actual email address private.
Ether is a new division of Ingenio, which means we understand the telephone-meets-the-web thing as well as anyone. Our team, backed by the same investors as Ebay and Skype, built the telephony-and-web platform that has connected over 10 million phone calls and paid transactions. We're a profitable company that's ready for 10 million more.
1. Get your free Ether Phone Number
Sign up for your Ether Phone Number: 1-888-MY-ETHER with an 8-digit
extension that is unique to YOU. Set it to forward calls to your actual phone number - your cell, home, work, or any other number. It takes 2 minutes to set up and it's free.
2. Set your rate
3. Take calls only when you want to
4. Market yourself
5. Phone me the money
Your phone only rings when people prepay your rate.
bills their credit or debit cards and sends you your money via direct deposit or check.
commission is 15%,
with no monthly fees, no setup fees,
and no connection fees.