“Our vision is to create an all-in-one directory and services platform that enables a customer to identify the right expert for their needs, book that expert and get the expertise they need in a video chat setting,” says David Stevens, CEO.
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) November 10, 2016
The expert network application Carrot today announced its launch, providing a platform for experts, celebrities, and influencers to monetize their time by setting a rate per minute and for customers and fans to select an expert to engage in live video-chat micro-consultations.
Carrot launches with over 4,000 experts, including about 500 celebrities and influencers, spread across 12 categories ranging from parenting to business and finance. An expert sets up an account leveraging their existing social presence. A customer seeking a professional consultation selects an expert by browsing the Carrot directory or using search features. Carrot connects the two parties – providing a seamless experience with easy payment, including Apple Pay, and live, transparent per-minute billing. Carrot direct deposits the experts’ earnings into their checking accounts.
“Our vision is to create an all-in-one directory and services platform that enables a customer to identify the right expert for their needs, book that expert and get the expertise they need in a video chat setting,” says David Stevens, CEO. “And we want to build an all-in-one, full-service, turnkey system for our experts by providing comprehensive tools for managing accounting, scheduling, and billing.”
What sets Carrot apart is that it is focused on live communications, one-on-one communications and video-chat communications. Carrot is also the only app to utilize Apple Pay to incorporate a rate per minute billing mechanism rather than a subscription or pre-funded balance model. By incorporating social media logins, experts and influencers authenticate their identities and are also able to easily broadcast their availability on social media using the app’s built-in broadcast options. The app incorporates a hashtag system that enables experts to provide custom keywords to further help Carrot direct traffic to their profile from Carrot’s organic search as well as through targeted individual ad campaigns micro-optimized based on the provided data.
Carrot is an expert network directory with a video chat focus spanning the following initial categories: Astrology & Fortune Telling, Business & Finance, Careers & Educational Tutoring, Coaching, Engineering and Science Tutoring, Fitness and Nutrition, Garden & Home, Health, Legal, Parenting & Therapy, Personal Assistance and Social. In addition, celebrities and influencers use the platform to engage with fans. Carrot is currently available only on iOS.
Carrot is designed to get people video-chatting in 10 seconds
- Sign-up quickly and with no hassle.
- Browse experts on Carrot or invite anyone to easily join.
- Pay per minute, simply and transparently.
- Video chat anyone in your social networks.
Experts and influencers
- Set your rate easily and withdraw funds at ease.
- Direct people to video chat you on Carrot by word of mouth.
- Get targeted traffic courtesy of Carrot.
Contact: David Stevens, (202) 796-4019, david.stevens(at)carrot(dot)fm