Candid exists to help you earn subscription income by making yourself available for one-on-one conversations, or by leading group conversations in apps you already use, such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Slack, Signal, Teams, Messenger, Line, Voxer and others.
We provide a super-simple web-based tool you can use on your computer and mobile phone to create a sales page in under 5 minutes.
Your job is to promote your sales page to your audience, then support the people who purchase access to you.
Candid processes all payments for you, with no technical setup required. Each month we send you a bank money transfer of all your earnings.
What Kind Of Conversations?
Candid conversations can be just for fun, to entertain, or provide updates or advice, to help solve problems or pass on knowledge gained from experience.
It’s up to you how you present what you offer to your audience.
You may promote yourself as a coach, offering to help your audience make progress towards a desirable goal. Or you may simply open up a channel for fans to talk to you about anything and everything.
Perhaps your audience wants behind-the-scenes access to your life, or your commentary about sports, games, news or products, or advice on health, finance or dating.
You know your audience best, so focus on what you believe people will pay money for. You can experiment and create as many different Candid products as you like.
One-On-One Or Group Conversations
Apps can be used for one-on-one or group conversations, so naturally Candid supports offering both to your audience.
You can be a one-on-one coach with a handful of clients, create a club of 10 people in one group or a fan community of up to 100 people. It’s up to you.
How much you charge is also up to you. You may have a mix of one-on-one and group offers priced at different levels based on what your audience responds to.
Who Created Candid?
Candid was founded by Yaro Starak, who got his start online with a blog during the dawn of social media around the mid 2000s.
As many bloggers, vloggers, podcasters and social media creators know, by being transparent, honest, authentic and telling stories from your life, you foster a strong bond with your audience.
People come to see you as a trusted friend, even an advisor or expert, someone they respect and listen to.
Yaro used his blog, and later an email newsletter, to tell candid stories from his life and his attempts to build online businesses.
As his audience grew, Yaro made a discovery that changed his life — he could charge money for access to his knowledge and experience.
From there, Yaro began selling coaching programs, which included courses and live Q&A calls.
Yaro was able to earn a full-time income from his blog business, going on to sell over $2.5 million dollars worth of his programs over a ten year period. Many of his students went on to build successful online businesses of their own.
Everyone Has Value To Share
Yaro created Candid because he believes everyone who takes the time to share content online for free, should be able to make money from the following they grow.
He also believes one of the best starting points to quickly get up and running earning an income is to charge money for more personal access to you.
Your biggest fans and followers are willing to pay money to get more from you. More content, more advice and more connection.
With Candid, it takes just five minutes to create your product offer. You could have your first customers within 24 hours.
There’s no sourcing and shipping products, no writing books, no webinars, no making long videos for courses, no large membership sites to fill. It’s just you, an app you already use, and your customers.
Whether you goal is to earn $1,000 a month as a side hustle, or enough money to replace your job income, or even grow to hundreds of thousands of dollars a year — anything is possible with Candid!
Why Chat Apps?
Today many creators use chat apps as a tool to connect with customers and create group chats.
Many influencers are turning to chat apps to run communities or deliver premium content to fans. They see the benefit of having a direct line of communication with their most valuable audience so they are less dependent on social media algorithms.
You can’t control who sees your video on YouTube, or your post on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, LinkedIn or Pinterest, but you know when you message people in your WhatsApp or Slack or Telegram group it’s going direct to the phone of every member.
Coaches and consultants use chat apps as a way to directly communicate and support clients and mastermind groups.
Here at Candid we love the asynchronous nature of app conversations (async means not a live conversation), and the flexibility of different types of communication.
You can send text, images, audio or video, with your message sitting in the phone of the recipient, ready to be responded to when they can.
You can communicate on your schedule using the method you like most.
You can even do live phone calls if that’s the kind of interaction you want to offer your audience.
Candid unlocks the money making potential of free apps and reduces the barrier start charging for your time. It’s a simple yet potentially life-changing combination.
Do We Really Need Another Tool?
When you make the decision to charge money for products or services online you will quickly feel overwhelmed with all the different software solutions designed to help.
The first challenge is choosing which tool. The next challenge is the learning curve to use the tool.
Often this leads to hitting a major stumbling block when you realize there are so many settings to configure, initial content to create, other tools you may have to integrate that also require learning and setting up — and all this just to get started!
Candid was created with a core idea in mind — simplicity.
- It takes 5 minutes to create your offer sales page using your phone or laptop.
- We process payments for you, no need to setup a payments provider.
- You only need to know how to use an app you and millions of people already have on their phone.
- We don’t charge you a fee, Candid is free for product creators.
- Our interface is simple, with few options to configure so you can get up and running fast.
Unlock An Income Stream – You!
One of our core beliefs at Candid is that everyone has the potential to unlock an income stream by being willing to share their experience with others.
If you have learned how to do something, achieved a desirable goal, have a passion for a subject, lived through an experience others want to replicate, or you are just an interesting person with creative ideas — others will want to learn from you.
This is especially true if you are already a creator, yet have not yet tapped into the potential to earn income from your followers through WhatsApp conversations.
There is money just there on the table waiting for you to scoop it up!
By charging for one-on-one access, or creating a group community, mastermind or premium content fan club, you can unlock a recurring income stream.
All products you create on Candid are recurring subscriptions. As long as your customers want to continue to communicate with you, they will keep paying the monthly fee.
You can take this as far as you want to:
- Charge $100/m and get 100 members in a group = $10,000/month
- Charge $500/m for one-on-one consulting and get 10 clients = $5,000/month
- Charge $20/m for a fan club and get 500 members = $10,000/month
We believe reaching at least $1,000/month in extra income from Candid is realistic for most people who have an audience.
The larger and more engaged your audience, the more potential customers you can sign up.
Best of all, you can test your Candid product idea for free. Sign up for your Candid account now, create your first product page, then promote it to your audience. You could have a customer in the time it took you to read this article.
Here’s to having more candid conversations with your customers.