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Candid makes it easy to earn subscription income from conversations with your fans and followers on apps you already use.
How It Works
Candid is a platform to help you make money supporting your community or clients through conversations delivered on apps you already use on a daily basis.
If you are a creator or coach, have a following on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, LinkedIn, a blog or a podcast, are a consultant, teacher, trainer, author, actor, artist, entertainer, musician, investor, foodie, designer — or any creative person…
Candid can help you earn a stable, recurring monthly income.
You can see the full list of apps Candid currently supports below…
What Does Candid Do?
Use Candid to sell direct access to you for one-on-one or small group conversations. Play the video below to learn more…
Step 1: Create Your Offer
Candid provides you with a free-to-use tool to build a simple, modern, mobile-friendly, beautiful offer page — including video, which can be created with your phone or laptop in under 5 minutes.
Give your offer page a title, description, record a short intro video, set the subscription price, review everything, then click publish.
Step 2: Share Your Page
Share your offer page with your followers, fans, current clients and customers, to wherever your audience is:
- Social media
- Email newsletter
- In-person events
- Ad campaigns
Promote anywhere and everywhere you can reach your community.
Step 3: Welcome Customers
People purchase a subscription from your Candid offer page and you are provided with their email address and phone number.
Using their email or phone number, add them to the app you selected, send a welcome message to say hello and set expectations, and then continue to communicate as long as they remain a paying subscriber.
Confused? View examples using the explore page to see what other Candid creators are selling.
Earn Recurring Income
You earn monthly recurring revenue and in return your followers, fans or clients get a unique and direct experience with you in one-on-one conversations, or with you and like-minded people in group conversations.
Conversations are managed via the app you are already comfortable using — no new software to download or get used to!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Get Paid? Is Candid Really Free?
Candid is free for creators and coaches to use (your customers pay a small transaction fee with every purchase).
If you charge $500/month for one-on-one conversations with you, you keep the full $500.
If you charge $100/month for membership into a group chat, and you have 20 members, you keep the $2,000 per month.
Candid provides a checkout and collects subscription payments from your customers automatically.
We also work hard to keep your subscriptions active, for example when credit cards need updating or when payments fail, we chase things up for you.
You get sent your earnings direct to your bank account each month. We pay out all earnings that are past the 30-day refund period and are not under dispute.
If you’re wondering what’s the catch? How can we offer this for free?
The answer is we charge a fee of 10% on all purchases. Candid keeps 7% and 3% goes to Stripe for processing payments.
The fee helps us pay our engineering, management and customer support team, so we can continue to build features and support the Candid community.
If your customer purchases a $100 subscription from you, at checkout they will see the fee added. You don’t pay this, your customers do.
However, if you prefer to cover the fee yourself so your customers do not have to pay it, you can select this as an option inside each of your product settings.
What’s The Difference Between One-On-One And Groups?
A one-on-one conversation is just you and your client in an app chat channel (whichever app you nominated to power your conversations). You communicate privately, only between the two of you.
This could be for coaching and accountability with a client, or candid conversations between you and your fan.
A group conversation is between you and as many people as you want to allow in an app group (a group in Slack, Messenger, Teams, etc – you decide the app to use).
This could be 5 people for an elite mastermind group, 25 in a community about a topic, or a 100 people who want behind-the-scenes updates from your life.
It’s up to you to decide whether to offer one-on-one or groups – or both! You can create as many Candid offers as you like, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
What About Annoying People? I Don't Want Strangers Calling Me!
You should send a welcome message in the app you are using when a new member subscribes to your offer, setting clear expectations on what’s allowed and what not to do (no calls for example).
You can also set expectations on how frequently people can expect replies from you, how long messages can be, what formats (text, audio, video), what topics are allowed or banned, etc.
All of this is up to you to define and manage in your app conversations. You’re the boss, you set the rules.
If a member causes problems, is rude, or is just not a good fit, you can remove or ban them inside the app settings (for example, WhatsApp settings).
If you do this, you must also go to your Candid dashboard and cancel their subscription to your product so they are not charged again.
You can use the Candid Wallet to cancel subscriptions and issue refunds any time.
What About Cancellations And Refunds?
Customers can cancel subscriptions any time. They can also request a refund for any payment made within the last 30 days. This can be done inside the Candid Wallet.
Emails are sent when these events occur. It will be your responsibility to remove any people from app conversations who have canceled their subscription.