- KB 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. KB 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. KB Meister is applicable to anyone wishing to put knowledge on the
web, that is, just about every one of your customers.
- A quick sale since subscription pricing is
within almost everyone's immediate signature authority.
- A way out of collecting money. KB 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
manage knowledge 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 KB
Meister is a very effective tool to manage knowledge online, it requires
someone to gather the knowledge and to know how members of its user community
want it arranged. Some KB Meister customers come with that understanding within
their specialty. Some look to consultants, and some don't yet know how to
leverage this aspect of the internet. This is where a Value Added Reseller
comes in, typically with a proposal package to their client that includes KB
Meister and the services to structure and populate it correctly. Usually, this
is priced at many times the cost of KB 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.
- 4. Membership Groups If your
membership organization represents trade or business professionals, you may
wish to add KB 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 KB Meister trail blazer,
we invite you to join our Business Partners. We are committed to helping
uncover new KB Meister applications in areas that are profitable for our
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 KB 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 KB Meister
Besides a competitive commission
structure, we can provide the following to help build your KB Meister
- Custom website development addressing your
specialized community with a URL like www.KBmeister.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 KB 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 KB 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 Knowledge Base Managers (with experience)
can charge several thousand dollars per month, for example, and we may retain
$50/mo to deliver KB Meister and to collect and pass on their fee
- 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 KB 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.