How much does it cost to share my story?


The beta version is completely free. There will always be a free version of the platform, at the very least, to share your story.




What are the benefits of becoming a Sāge?


Many people have tried what is called a Massive Open Online Class or a webinar with many people in attendance and didn’t get the targeted attention they wanted and instead were left with questions unanswered. sĀge offers smaller social and learning experiences for people who really want to learn, in a very targeted and personalized way, from YOUR years of experience.




Where do chats take place?


Chats take place online, using Zoom, a Video Communications platform so you can see and hear each other and even share your screen. A unique Zoom link is generated once a chat is booked. and you can click on the link at the scheduled time and start the session. Clicking on the link with launch Zoom and take you through the next steps. You don’t need to install Zoom as there is also a web browser version available.




What is the difference between a chat and a group booking?


Chats are informal and can be with 1 - 4 people. After the first chat, you can both opt to continue for a second chat. A group booking is more formal e.g. with a school or a youth group.




Who can share their story?


Anyone aged 65+ anywhere in the world.




Can I make any money of my chats or group bookings?


Our aim is to create a gig economy for retirees where SaaS stands for (stories-as-a-service). We are not there yet. For now, people can opt to leave a tip at the end of a chat with you. Tips are not compulsory so we encourage you not to mention it. You keep 100% of your tips.




If I do make money, how do payouts take place?


At the end of each month, we will send payments through Paypal. You will need an account for this, and we can walk you through setting it up if needed. You can easily link your PayPal account to your local bank account. We also offer the option of donating your earnings to a list of charities oriented towards community growth. Please contact us if you'd like us to add your local charity to our list.




How do I start?


First, you register with your email address and basic information. Once you confirm the email address, you will be sent to a form that helps curate your major life experiences onto a simple, digital timeline.




Do I get a reminder before a chat?


Yes. You will get a reminder emails one week and one day before your chat. The email will include the name of the participant/s, what they hope to get out of this chat (if specified) and a Zoom link for each chat.




Can I join if I am not technically savvy?


Of course. We offer complimentary Training once per month. This covers both technical onboarding and some helpful tips for group bookings. It is also a great opportunity to meet other people!




I want to share my story but I don't know where to start.


No worries! We aim to make it as easy as possible but some life stories are just a bit more convoluted or hard to summarize. Please contact us and someone from the sAge team will be in touch to set up a call and brainstorm together with you.




Do I need teaching experience?


We love teachers, but you certainly do not need to be a teacher! We offer complimentary Training once per month. This covers both technical onboarding and some helpful tips for leading a chat effectively. It is also a great opportunity to meet other people!




Why the name “sĀge”?


A Sage is defined as “having, showing, or indicating profound wisdom”. This is exactly what we are trying to tap into, to make accessible and valuable for everyone.




What is the gig economy?


Our ultimate vision is to create a new category within the gig economy for retirees. The gig economy is based on flexible, temporary, or freelance jobs, often involving connecting through an online platform. The gig economy makes work more adaptable to the needs of the moment and demand for flexible lifestyles, especially in retirement.




Is sĀge available in languages other than English?


One day, we hope to have sĀge available in every language under the sun! For now, sĀge is only available in English.




sĀge would be perfect for someone I know, how do I tell them about it?


That’s great to hear! You can send them the link to our website.




I am a retiree, I don’t want to be a Sāge but can I attend other sĀge Experiences?


Of course! Have fun exploring our Experiences and attend as many sĀge Experiences as you like.




Can I add a story for someone else?


We will soon launch a feature to add stories on someone's behalf (your mother, father, grandparent etc). Stay tuned!





Pricing

Sages offer two pre-scheduled sessions per month. sĀge users can opt to leave a tip at the end of the session, or to continue for 1:1 sessions with the Sage at a fixed rate. Tips are not compulsory but strongly encouraged.

 

We are proud that 100% of tips go directly to the Sages.