What is the Join Group page?
The Join Page is where you, as an advisor, can decide to participate in the My Groups feature. Your existing listings appear on this page, and you can request that any of them be included in the group.
You can find this page in a couple ways:
Each group has a unique Join Page whose "Join Message" explains why you may wish to join this group, including the group's goals, how the group manager expects to market the group, the qualifications he or she is looking for in prospective advisors, and other reasons to join the group.
You can also follow a link to the group home page to learn more about the group.
The administration fee is the percentage of your advisor revenue that the group manager receives for marketing and driving business to your listings in this group. When the group manager drives a call to you, he or she will collect an administration fee for that call. If the group manager introduces a new customer to you, he or she will collect the administration fee for all calls between you and the new customer for a period equal to the "Term", beginning with the first call between you and your customer. In most cases, the Term will be six (6) months. Calls to your listings that do not go through the group and are not with customers introduced to you through the group will continue to earn the full amount that you usually receive. Note that you, the advisor, only pay a percentage of your earnings for incremental revenue that you receive by being part of the group.
The group manager can't raise this fee once you've joined, though he or she may choose to lower it in the future.
If you have questions about any particular group, feel free to send Mail to the group manager, using the link at the bottom of the Join Page.
What's the Term?
The group manager can't increase the length of the Term once you've joined the group.
A Term marked as "Permanent" has no expiration date.
How do I add a listing to a group?
This page shows you all your existing listings. You can add a listing to this group by selecting one of your current listings (or a new one that you create for this purpose) and choosing "Send Request."
If the status of the listing you are adding is "Invited By Manager," then that listing will be automatically approved. Otherwise the group manager will review the listing and let you know whether it is accepted into the group.
What are the possible status conditions for my listings?
Your listings can have four status conditions with regard to joining groups:
In order to populate his group, a group manager sends Mails to other advisors, inviting them to join his group. If you receive such an invitation, it's up to you whether to add your listings to this group (and thereby receive call from people who find your listings through that group).
What if I don't want to join any groups?
If you're satisfied with your current call volume, you can disable group invitations by visiting Mail Preferences, and you won't receive any Mail invitations to join groups. You can always change your mind later on.
But remember: being part of a group can only add to your business on Ingenio. Participating in a group in no way cuts into the earnings you already make on our site.
What if I want to resign from a group?
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