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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between introstars and LinkedIn?

Great question! As you know, LinkedIn allows you to make and receive introductions, but there's no easy or obvious way to get paid for those introductions, and the last thing you want is to spam your contacts asking them to introduce you to someone!

introstars is the first and only introductions marketplace where you can:

  1. Get introduced to high-value prospects, candidates, and buyers by millions of potential introducers who will refer you to the most relevant people in their network.
  2. Get paid good money whenever you make a business intro that generates revenue - so you can use introstars to monetise your LinkedIn relationships!

introstars uses the LinkedIn authentication login - so you can sign up in 3 clicks - but introstars really elevates the entire introduction experience to monetise every successful referral!

How is introstars different from a typical referral program?

Unlike typical referral programs which are hard to find, hard to promote, and only pay out small amounts of money, introstars is a one-of-a-kind introductions marketplace that empowers you to earn substantial amounts of money from valuable business referrals - anywhere between £500 - £10k+ for each referral.

introstars also connects introseekers (those looking for intros) to warm leads from millions of potential introducers who will refer you to the most relevant people in their network, allowing everyone to benefit from amazing new relationships.

How is introstars different from a typical lead gen agency or program?

introstars is the first and only introductions marketplace where you can say goodbye to spammy low-quality lead generation. Unlike lead gen agencies which send out cold emails and cold calls to spam loads of people hoping for an answer, introstars only offers intros to warm leads from millions of potential introducers without any commitment - and you only pay an intro fee on success, so there's no risk.

You can create an opportunity post on introstars in minutes - which is just like a lead gen program for intros - and you can keep track of the intros you’ve received at all times using our unique introtracker dashboard.

How can introstars guarantee I’ll get paid if I make an introduction?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. introstars is powered by introprotect, our unique intro protection framework, to protect all intros & ensure every ‘intro success fee’ is paid.

All introseekers & introducers must accept legal terms to post an ad & make an intro. That means if an introseeker doesn’t pay the intro success fee, introstars will work with you and one of our specialised law firms to recover your intro fee reward.

Also, introstars is based on user reputation; it's in all users' best interest to have a great reputation to receive multiple intros, so introseekers are incentivised to be honest and pay all intro fees on time every time to keep a good reputation.

If an introseeker has a poor track record, introstars will reach out to them to resolve the situation, and this could include legal actions and/or banning from the platform. So thanks to introprotect, you're covered, and rest assured your successful intros always get paid.

How can introstars guarantee the quality of introductions?

Great question! We value high-quality introductions more than a morning coffee because without them, introstars wouldn’t work. That’s why our unique introprotect framework asks all introseekers & introducers to accept legal terms to post an ad & make an intro.

We also ask introducers how they know the lead and why the lead is relevant for the specific opportunity, so we can make sure you get a high-quality introduction. At the end of the day, all users want repeat intros so it’s in their best interest to have a good reputation on introstars.

What’s the difference between an introseeker and an introducer?

An introseeker is someone seeking warm introductions to valuable leads, while an introducer is someone making those introductions to make money.

An introducer can use introstars for free to make intros while an introseeker can get regular introductions to warm leads for only £95/month (ex. VAT).

Many introseekers are also introducers, so can make and receive intros. If you join introstars as an introducer, you can always add your own opportunity later to become an introseeker.

Can I be both an introseeker and an introducer?

Yes, you can! You have the flexibility to play both roles on introstars.

As an introseeker, you can receive regular intros to warm leads for £95/month (ex. VAT), and as an introducer, you can monetize your valuable connections by making successful introductions on introstars for free.

Who can benefit from introstars?

You can! Professionals, B2B salespeople, recruiters, and entrepreneurs can all benefit from introstars. Whether you're looking to monetize your connections or get introductions to warm prospects, candidates, or buyers, introstars empowers you to make and receive all the intros you'll ever need!

How much does it cost to use introstars?

As an introducer, making introductions is free on introstars and you get paid significant amounts of money for it - far more than any typical referral program! As an introseeker, you can receive regular introductions to warm prospects, candidates, or investors for only £95 per month (ex-VAT).

This is much more affordable and effective than typical lead gen agencies which send out cold emails and cold calls to spam loads of people hoping for an answer. introstars only offers intros to warm leads from millions of potential introducers without any commitment - and you only pay an intro fee on success, so there's no risk. introstars only keeps 10% of the intro success fee, and pays out the rest to the introducer.

Can I use introstars for free?

You sure can! Making introductions is entirely free for introducers. You can use introstars to monetize your connections without any upfront costs. That means you could earn between £500 - £10k+ for just one valuable introduction, completely free of charge.

Who is the team behind introstars?

Our founding team at introstars consists of experienced power networkers, designers, copywriters, and developers, who all value human introductions and want to help millions of people build financial stability by monetising their valuable connections.

Visit our About Page to learn more about the team.

When will introstars launch in my city?

We’re currently launched in London but have big plans to launch globally, one city at a time! Stay tuned for updates on our blog to find out when introstars will launch in your city.

Which countries is introstars available in?

We’re currently launched in the UK but have big plans to launch globally, one country at a time! Stay tuned for updates on our blog to find out when introstars will launch in your country.

Why does introstars use LinkedIn login for authentication?

Using LinkedIn’s authentication login ensures a seamless and secure sign-up process in just 3 clicks using LinkedIn's built-in security features and background checks for all introstars users. It allows you to quickly access introstars while leveraging your existing LinkedIn profile. Anyone is allowed to sign up to introstars if they have a LinkedIn account with a profile photo.

What information/data does introstars use from my LinkedIn profile?

introstars uses your name, profile photo, and the primary email address associated with your LinkedIn account. This ensures a seamless and secure sign-up process in just 3 clicks using LinkedIn’s authentication login.

introstars does not have any access to your LinkedIn connections or network, and does not try to scrape any data from your profile, so you still maintain strict privacy of your entire LinkedIn network.

We only use this data to make the sign up process easier for you and do not share the data with any other sources, platforms, or organisations.

How do I pay someone for an introduction on introstars?

Once you close a successful deal with a lead you met through introstars, you’ll confirm the size of the ‘intro success fee’ based on the size of the final closed deal.

For example; let’s say you close a £15k deal and you originally set the intro fee as 15% of the deal. This means the final intro success fee you’ll pay is £2,250.

Then, you’ll do the following:

  1. Head to the introtracker dashboard
  2. Set the deal as ‘closed’
  3. introstars then generates an invoice for the success fee so you can pay the intro success fee via Stripe directly to introstars.

We then keep 10% of the intro success fee and pay the introducer the remaining reward. That's it! You're done. introstars ensures a smooth process, and you can trust that your payment is securely processed thanks to Stripe.

When do I get paid my intro success fee?

You’ll get paid your intro success fee when the deal resulting from your introduction is closed and the payment is made by the introseeker through introstars. As soon as the introseeker pays the success fee invoice, introstars instantly sends out the payment to the introducer.

You can keep track of the status of your intros & earnings on the introtracker dashboard.

How much can I earn with introstars?

As an introducer, you can earn between £500 to £10k+ for each successful introduction that results in a closed deal. The amount you earn for each intro will vary depending on the intro fee set by the introseeker.

For example; let’s say the intro you make for a £15k deal is successful and the intro fee is set as 15% of the deal. This means the final intro success fee is £2,250.

introstars keeps 10% of every intro success fee so you get paid £2,000 for just one intro! Then, you can carry on making other intros to make as much money as you want on introstars.

What are the steps involved in an introduction on introstars from beginning to close?

We’ll split this answer into the steps involved for introseekers and introducers.

For introseekers (those seeking introductions):

  1. Post what (and who) you’re looking for:

Create an opportunity post on introstars outlining your lead requirements and the type of warm leads you're seeking for your business goals.

  1. Get warm intros from introducers:

Introducers will message you to get to know more about you and your opportunity and then introduce you to the most relevant person in their network.

  1. Meet your hot prospects and woo them over:

Now it’s time to work your magic. Meet with the warm prospects you’ve been introduced to and woo them over to close the deal.

  1. Close the deal, pay the introducer, and bask in glory:

Agree on the deal size with your chosen prospect and close the deal. Then it’s time to set the deal as ‘closed’ on the introtracker, pay the intro success fee, and watch your business flourish thanks to introstars.

For introducers (those making introductions):

  1. Browse opportunities to make money from business intros:

Each opportunity on introstars shows the potential success fee you’ll get paid if a deal is closed - so you can pick and choose to your heart’s delight!

  1. Message the person looking for an intro:

Choose a relevant intro opportunity and message the person looking for an intro (the introseeker). Get to know them and build trust before deciding to make an intro.

  1. Make a relevant introduction:

Find the most relevant contact in your network who would be interested in the services offered by the introseeker. Then introduce them to the introseeker via introstars.

  1. Get paid when the deal is done:

Simple as that. Once the deal is closed, you’ll get paid your success fee - woohoo! Now it’s time to make another intro.

Does the lead/introducee need to be on introstars?

No, you’ll be glad to know the lead/introducee doesn't need to be on introstars. We aim to empower warm introductions, regardless of whether the lead is an introstars user.

However, both the introseeker and the introducer must be on introstars - that’s where you make, receive, and monetise your business intros!

Why do I need to have a profile photo on my LinkedIn profile to login to introstars?

So we can securely sign you in! It is essential for LinkedIn authentication and the introstars super-high tech security gizmo for all users to have a face.

Using LinkedIn’s authentication login ensures a seamless and secure sign-up process in just 3 clicks using LinkedIn's built-in security features and background checks for all introstars users. It allows you to quickly access introstars while leveraging your existing LinkedIn profile. Anyone is allowed to sign up to introstars if they have a LinkedIn account with a profile photo.

What’s the payment process for an intro success fee?

You’ll be glad to know introstars uses Stripe for all payments to ensure every intro success fee and subscription payment is securely processed.

As an introseeker, once you’ve closed a deal with a warm lead and agreed on the final deal size, there are 3 simple steps to pay the intro success fee:

  1. Head to the introtracker dashboard
  2. Set the deal as ‘closed’
  3. introstars then generates an invoice for the success fee so you can pay the intro success fee via Stripe directly to introstars.

We then keep 10% of the intro success fee and pay the introducer the remaining reward. That's it! Payment complete.

What does introprotect include?

introstars is powered by introprotect, our unique intro protection framework, to protect all intros & ensure every ‘intro success fee’ is paid. This includes the following protection protocols:

  1. Legal terms: All introseekers & introducers must accept legal terms to post an ad & make an intro, ensuring high-quality intros across the platform. That also means if an introseeker doesn’t pay the intro success fee, introstars will work with one of our specialised law firms to recover your intro fee reward.
  2. User reputation: It's in all users' best interest to have a great reputation to receive multiple intros, so introseekers are incentivised to be honest and pay all intro fees on time every time to keep a good reputation.

If an introseeker has a poor track record, introstars will reach out to them to resolve the situation, and this could include legal actions and/or banning from the platform.

So thanks to introprotect, you're covered, and rest assured your successful intros always get paid.

What is the introtracker?

The introtracker is our unique tracking dashboard to help you stay on top of your intros and earnings at all times.

For introseekers, the introtracker is where you keep track of the intros you’ve received, set deals as closed, pay intro success fees, or reject intros if needed.

For introducers, the introtracker is where you keep track of the intros you’ve made, receive rewards from successful intros, and enjoy the substantial amounts of money you’ve made from business intros.

Why should I pay the intro success fee on introstars rather than directly to the introducer?

Great question! There are 3 benefits to paying the intro success fee on introstars rather than directly to the introducer, all thanks to our unique protection framework; introprotect - making sure all intros and payments on introstars are protected.

  1. Invoices are generated by introstars

When an introseeker closes a successful deal thanks to an intro on introstars, they simply go to the introtracker and click on ‘Pay Success Fee’ and introstars generates an invoice for them to pay the success fee (plus VAT) directly to introstars. 10% of the success fee is then kept by introstars and introstars pays the remaining balance to the introducer. This entire transaction is covered by introprotect to make sure the introducer gets paid and the introseeker’s intro and payment are protected.

  1. You can keep track of all your intro success fees

Using the introtracker dashboard, staying on top of your intro success fees is super easy, whether they’re paid or pending. introstars will also send you reminders for pending success fee payments to make sure everyone benefits from the value of introstars. You can also keep track of all the intros and earnings you’ve made on the introtracker!

  1. You’re covered by the introstars legal terms

All introseekers & introducers must accept legal terms to post an ad & make an intro. That means if an introseeker doesn’t pay the intro success fee, introstars will work with one of our specialised law firms to recover the introducers intro fee reward.

What are the fees for using introstars?

As an introducer, there are no fees, whatsoever. You can make introductions for free on introstars and get paid significant amounts of money for it - far more than any typical referral program! introstars only keeps 10% of the intro success fee paid out by the introseeker.

As an introseeker, the fees include a £95/month (ex. VAT) subscription to be able to receive regular introductions to warm leads and the intro success fees which vary for each opportunity you create depending on the final closed deal size.

The introstars subscription fee for introseekers is much more affordable than typical lead gen agencies which send out cold emails and cold calls to spam loads of people hoping for an answer. introstars only offers intros to warm leads from millions of potential introducers without any commitment - and you only pay an intro fee on success, so there's no risk.

For how long do I have to pay a success fee after I receive an introduction?

Once an intro has officially been made on introstars, that intro stays valid for exactly 12 months from the intro date, which you can track in the introtracker. All business transactions conducted between the introseeker’s company and the company of the lead/introducee within 12 months of that intro date should result in a success fee paid by the introseeker to the introducer via introstars, including any recurring revenue and multiple separate transactions with the same client within that 12 months period.

For each success fee (after each revenue transaction with the lead), the introseeker can simply go to the introtracker and click on “Pay Success Fee” to receive an invoice; the amount of the invoice for this success fee is set by the introseeker, based on the % or fixed amount in their initial opportunity posting.

Is there a native mobile app for introstars?

The introstars website ( introstars.com ) and web app ( app.introstars.com ) run natively on any web browser on any device, so if you sign in on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone - introstars will work natively on all of them!

There is no iOS or Android app for introstars on the App Store or Google Play Store but if you add a shortcut to the introstars web app on the home screen of your phone/tablet/desktop, that shortcut will run exactly like a native app, with native on-device notifications and without any browser navigation bar, so you will have the best possible user experience, similar to what a native app would offer. This is because introstars is built as a Progressive Web App (PWA), which is the next-gen of web apps which have all the benefits of a native app.

Simply sign in to introstars and you’ll be prompted to install it as a native app on your device to get instant notifications. Then, you’ll never miss an opportunity on introstars!

Is there a minimum deal size or success fee on introstars?

No, there’s no minimum (or maximum) deal size - you could get deals up to £1,000,000+ on introstars! But bear in mind that introstars is designed for introductions to high-value prospects, candidates, and buyers - so the average deal size is usually around £20k to £40k+.

You know what that means? There’s no minimum (or maximum) success fee on introstars - you could make anywhere between £100 to £50k+ for each successful intro that results in a closed deal. The amount you earn for each intro will vary depending on the intro fee set by the introseeker and on the final deal size.

For example; let’s say the intro you make for a £15k deal is successful and the intro fee is set as 15% of the deal. This means the final intro success fee is £2,250.

introstars keeps 10% of every intro success fee so you get paid £2,000 for just one intro! Then, you can carry on making other intros to make as much money as you want on introstars.

As a recruiter, how can introstars help me get introduced to high-quality senior candidates?

As you know, finding senior candidates via cold outreach can take weeks to get high-quality candidates and even then, you can’t be confident you’ll find the perfect person for the job. introstars offers a unique solution by connecting you with millions of potential introducers who have extensive networks of top-tier professionals. This means you can bypass the struggle of finding high-quality senior candidates and get warm introductions to candidates who might be otherwise elusive, saving you loads of time and effort.

Plus, introducers have the chance to earn substantial amounts of money for each successful intro, so it’s in their best interest to introduce you to the most relevant people in their network.

As an entrepreneur or startup founder, how can introstars help me get introduced to relevant prospects/clients?

Attracting paid clients is an uphill battle at the best of times but the challenge lies in finding prospects who share your vision for an early-stage company which doesn't have a long track-record. introstars offers a unique solution by connecting you with millions of potential introducers with extensive networks who are eager to introduce you to potential clients who are genuinely interested in your offerings. No more cold outreach or fruitless searches - introstars helps you connect with the right people faster to fuel your business success.

Plus, introducers have the chance to earn substantial amounts of money for each successful intro, so it’s in their best interest to introduce you to the most relevant people in their network.

As a B2B/business sales professional, how can introstars help me get hot leads/prospects?

Every business salesperson knows how difficult it is to attract qualified leads. introstars offers a unique solution by connecting you with millions of potential introducers with extensive networks who are eager to introduce you to hot leads and prospects, avoiding your typical cold lead-gen efforts, and instead helping you focus your efforts on the leads most likely to close. Say goodbye to chasing uninterested leads and hello to faster, more efficient sales cycles.

Plus, introducers have the chance to earn substantial amounts of money for each successful intro, so it’s in their best interest to introduce you to the most relevant people in their network.

As a B2B marketer, how can introstars help me launch a referral program?

Unlike typical referral programs which are hard to setup, hard to promote, and only attract very few people, introstars is a one-of-a-kind introductions marketplace that empowers introducers to earn substantial amounts of money from valuable business referrals - anywhere between £500 - £10k+ for each referral - so it’s in their best interest to refer you the most relevant people in their network.

introstars simplifies the process of launching your own referral program by offering a platform where you can create an opportunity post in minutes which is then broadcasted to millions of potential introducers who are eager to make high-value referrals. You can leverage their networks and motivation to effortlessly launch and manage your own referral program that drives results, all while saving you loads of time and effort.

I have an idea, comment or suggestion for introstars, who can I contact?

We love user feedback and ideas! Our whole platform is designed to make people successful happy, and deliver an exceptional experience! Please contact us at hello@introstars.com

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