How much does it cost to become a Sāge?


Not a cent - it is free to become a Sāge.




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 sĀge Experiences take place?


sĀge Experiences 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 an Experience 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. With time and COVID-permitting, we hope to offer in-person sessions too. Stay tuned!




Are sĀge Experiences for groups or one-on-one?


sĀge Experiences start with a 40-minute introductory session that is open to 1 - 4 people. After the introductory session, those who wish to continue can opt to continue one-on-one with the Sage.




Who can sign up to become a Sage?


Anyone nearing retirement, in retirement, or aged 60+ , anywhere in the world.




How are sĀge Experiences priced?


Sāges are invited to diarize 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. Tips are not compulsory but strongly encouraged. We are proud that 100% of tips go directly to Sāges.




How can I make money as a Sāge?


Sāges offer two pre-scheduled sessions per month. sAge users can opt to leave a tip at the end of the session, or to continue for 1:1 sessions with the Sāge at a fixed rate. Tips are not compulsory but strongly encouraged. We are proud that 100% of tips go directly to the Sāges.




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.




What happens after I sign up to become a Sage?


The journey begins! You will receive an email with your sample profile page and a link to set up a phone call with a sĀge onboarding agent. On this phone call, we will review and revise your page together. We can also walk you through using Zoom, the Video Communications platform we use.




Do I get a reminder for my session?


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




Can I be a Sage if I am not technically savvy?


That is not a problem at all. We offer complimentary Training for new Sages once per month. This covers both technical onboarding and some helpful tips for leading a session effectively. It is also a great opportunity to meet other Sages! When you head over to Become a Sage, a few questions will pop up including a chance to opt into a Training session.




I want to become a Sāge but I am not sure what I could teach.


No worries! 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 to be a Sāge?


We love teachers, but you certainly do not need to be a teacher in order to be a Sāge! We offer complimentary Training for new Sāges once per month. This covers both technical onboarding and some helpful tips for leading a session effectively. It is also a great opportunity to meet other Sāges! When you head over to Become a Sāge, a few questions will pop up including a chance to opt into a Training session.




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.





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.