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xb is a unique platform specifically designed for brainy people interested in temporary project work from all over the world who would like their professional expert profile listed in a professional and impactful manner. Our premium plan is competitively priced at US$ 199 (billed annually). Visitors to your PREMIUM profile will be able to know your full name, the company you are with and most importantly, are able to contact you directly.

US$ 199 annually buys you a professional and elegant web presence which displays who you are, what you do, and what you can offer. It provides potential clients looking for, say, a specific trainer, consultant or a professional speaker, with exactly the details they'd need to know about you because IT IS THERE! We've made every effort to ensure you build as much UNIQUE data about your work into your profile that you do get found! Visitors to your profile can contact you effortlessly and securely through your profile and start a conversation. You do not need to inform us about any business you get out of your profile. No need to pay us any commissions or fees. We'd love to your stories though!

Each registered user can post one profile.

xb is a curated portal for trainers, consultants and speakers. If you fit in any of these categories then you can list your expert profile free of charge with us or upgrade to a premium profile and benefit from a host of additional features. xb offers a highly comprehensive, professional and industry focussed approach to displaying your professional profile in a contemporary and stylish fashion. Our marketing reach is global and our key markets have traditionally been The Middle East, Asia, and Europe. xb has been made and is run by people from the industry.

Our fee for FREE Plan users is 9.5% of your total fees you invoice us. We do not charge fees on project related expenses.

Here an Example:
Say, your fee is $2000 and your expenses for hotel, flights, etc are $800, then we'd transfer to you 90.5% of $2000 = $1810 + $800 = $2610.

Our service fee may vary depending on the size or volume of the project. To discuss this further or to answer specific queries do drop up a line. If you are on the PREMIUM PLAN we do NOT charge you any fees! Upgrading to PREMIUM is just US$ 199 annually!

If you are on a PREMIUM PLAN we charge you NO FEES. It is that simple.

Absolutely! Hosting and managing your expert profile on xb is - and always will be - free of charge!

It is that simple: if you think that within 7 days after your purchase of your PREMIUM upgrade you are not totally satisfied with anything we've promised or you've expected then we'll refund you the full amount with no questions asked.

There are no guarantees. If there is portal out there that guarantees you work then go for it - and let us know how that's going for you.

While we worry about getting traffic onto your profile we need you to ensure that you've posted a crisp, clear and concise profile (truthful, without spelling or grammar problems) and a great profile photo. The more detailed and SPECIFIC you are the more likely it will be for you to be found by potential clients.

Clients who are looking for Trainers, Consultants or Speakers for temporary assignments can post OPPORTUNITIES (in short: OPPS). Have a look through them and apply for anything you like. With a bit of luck one or the other is yours to deliver!

We can't stress it enough. Be clear, precise, truthful and avoid spelling and grammar mistakes. But most of all remember this: BE SPECIFIC with what you do. Don't write empty meaningless phrases. Define WHO you are and WHAT you really do WELL. And again: BE SPECIFIC! Everything else happens just like magic because people who are looking for what you offer specifically WILL find you!

They go to us. We forward them on to you.

As of today we offer the possibility of full fee settlement in advance for our yearly renewable PREMIUM plan. This includes a 7-day money-back guarantee starting of the day of purchase.

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The Client Account

Top Features highlights
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Free Client Account:
User Account 100% free for live

User Accounts are free forever. There's nothing more to add :)
Free Client Account:
Fully Fledged Console

Console is your center where you can manage everything to do with you on xb.
Free Client Account:
No spam & no nonsense with us!

We'll never use your data to send you anything you never asked for or sell on your data to third parties. We also ensure to only bother you if it is crucial, expected or explicitly subscribed for.
Free Client Account:
Delete Account Anytime

You may delete your free user account anytime in your Console. All public activities you've had on xb will be deleted, too.
Free Client Account:
Incognito, guaranteed!

For obvious reasons we decided no Expert will ever know who you are or what company you represent when you post an Opp or respond to queries etc. For example: Mr John Smith from Stuttgart, Germany, Head of Training at Daimler AG will appear on xb as "John S. from Germany".
Free Client Account:
Write comments, ask or answer queries

Every Opp has a Query section where interested Experts can interact with the Opp's owner. Write unlimited comments or ask or answer queries without revealing your name or your firm's identity.
Free Client Account:
Never fill up a form anymore with xb!

Once you are logged in with your free user account you never have to fill up a form anymore. You'll just see those fields that are absolutely required.
Free Client Account:
Receive Alerts

Receive periodic email alerts for experts matching criteria you specify, including trips to a country you specify and / or a specific set of expertise or keyword(s) that may interest you.
Free Client Account:
Bookmark your favourite Experts, Opps, Articles

Everything can be bookmarked on xb. You'll have easy access to your bookmarks in your console where you can also manage them.
Free Client Account:
Unlock Experts

Should you wish to get in touch direct with an expert whose profile you like you may purchase a key to unlock the contact details. You can unlock up to 3 profiles for a nominal fee.
Free Client Account:
Complete control over your Opps

You decide whom you want to receive Proposals from. You decide whom to award your Opp to and You decide the terms in your Agreement with the Expert(s) you hire. We are always there for you if you need us.
Free Client Account:
Post unlimited Opps

You can post as many opportunities or projects (we call it 'Opps') with us as you like.

The Free Plan for Experts

Best-in-class & Free for live
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Post your Profile with these Features:
Free Plan for Experts:
Post your free best-in-class expert profile

Up to 750 words to give you plenty of space to write the things about you that really matter. FREE plan restriction: Your last name will be abbreviated (John Smith -> John S.) and your company name will turn into 'the company'.
Free Plan for Experts:
Upload Profile Photo

You can upload one unbranded profile photo of yours
Free Plan for Experts:
Upgrade to PREMIUM anytime you like

Your profile is guaranteed free for live with XB. Upgrade anytime to a PREMIUM profile and benefit from a long list of extras not seen elsewhere.
Free Plan for Experts:
Define your Specialities / Expertise

Choose und define up to 3 specialities of yours and describe them in detail.
Free Plan for Experts:
Add those keywords that make you special

Keywords are essential for any profile.\n Specify as many keywords as you like - unlimited.
Free Plan for Experts:
Specify Industry Sectors you've worked in

List up to 5 industry sectors you've worked in. Clients who are looking for sector experience will find you easily.
Free Plan for Experts:
List your Clients (unlimited)

List out all clients you have ever worked with.
Free Plan for Experts:
Write your "Elevator Pitch"

Write a few short sentences about you that really define you, your work and what you believe in.
Free Plan for Experts:
List countries you've worked in

Quickly list all countries you've ever worked in.
Free Plan for Experts:
List your Work Languages

Fluent in more than just English? Tell the world! List out all languages you can deliver your work in. It can make all the difference.
Free Plan for Experts:
Add Strengths and Hobbies

Have the visitors to your profile get to know you a little better. Reveal some of your strengths and on a personal level perhaps a hobby or two.
Free Plan for Experts:
State any Travel Restrictions

Let visitors to your profile know anything that may restrict you from travelling to certain destinations, etc
Free Plan for Experts:
List your Publication Titles

Written a book? Several? Or maybe articles, whitepapers or contributions of any kind that are relevant to your work? Here's the place to record them all - unlimited.
Free Plan for Experts:
List Academic Achievements

List all your major academic achievements here. As many as you like - unlimited.
Free Plan for Experts:
List Work / Programme Titles

Work titles provide specific overview of the kind of work you do for your clients. Pick and choose your work titles from hundreds of samples we provide - or write your own!
Free Plan for Experts:
Pause / Unpause your Profile Anytime

Don't want your profile to show for some time? No Problem. With XB you can PAUSE your profile for any duration you like. While your profile is paused it will not show up anywhere on our site.

Additional Features:
Free Plan for Experts:
Unlock Experts

Should you wish to get in touch direct with an expert whose profile you like you may purchase a key to unlock the contact details. You can unlock up to 3 profiles for a nominal fee.
Free Plan for Experts:
Bookmark your favourite Experts, Opps, Articles

Everything can be bookmarked on xb. You'll have easy access to your bookmarks in your console where you can also manage them.
Free Plan for Experts:
Receive Alerts

Receive periodic email alerts for experts matching criteria you specify, including trips to a country you specify and / or a specific set of expertise or keyword(s) that may interest you.
Free Plan for Experts:
Never fill up a form anymore with xb!

Once you are logged in with your free user account you never have to fill up a form anymore. You'll just see those fields that are absolutely required.
Free Plan for Experts:
Write comments, ask or answer queries

Every Opp has a Query section where interested Experts can interact with the Opp's owner. Write unlimited comments or ask or answer queries without revealing your name or your firm's identity.
Free Plan for Experts:
Delete Account Anytime

You may delete your free user account anytime in your Console. All public activities you've had on xb will be deleted, too.
Free Plan for Experts:
No spam & no nonsense with us!

We'll never use your data to send you anything you never asked for or sell on your data to third parties. We also ensure to only bother you if it is crucial, expected or explicitly subscribed for.
Free Plan for Experts:
Fully Fledged Console

Console is your center where you can manage everything to do with you on xb.
Free Plan for Experts:
User Account 100% free for live

User Accounts are free forever. There's nothing more to add :)
Free Plan for Experts:
Upgrade to PREMIUM anytime you like

Your profile is guaranteed free for live with XB. Upgrade anytime to a PREMIUM profile and benefit from a long list of extras not seen elsewhere.
Free Plan for Experts:
Apply for Opps

You can pick any opportunity listed on XB and apply for it. Restriction: 1 Application per Month
Free Plan for Experts:
Post unlimited Opps

Need a brainy expert(s) for a project? Post unlimited opportunities.
Free Plan for Experts:
Set up your upcoming Trips

Let the world know where you are traveling to next and get more bookings on the same trip
Free Plan for Experts:
Receive Alerts

Receive periodic email alerts for experts matching criteria you specify, including trips to a country you specify and / or a specific set of expertise or keyword(s) that may interest you.
Free Plan for Experts:
Receive Opp Alerts

Receive email updates when an Opp is posted that match your interests.
Free Plan for Experts:
Create, Submit and Monitor your Proposals

You can create fully-fledged professional proposals with a few clicks from your console. After you submit them you'll be able to real-time track the progress.
Free Plan for Experts:
Receive Proposals and Award your Work

After you created an Opp you can decide from which Experts you want a proposal. Once you find the 'right deal' you can award your work to your favourite expert with a professional agreement.

The Premium Plan for Experts

Everything you'll ever need!
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Premium Plan for Experts:
Your Last Name? Visible!

Your full name will be displayed on your profile and all articles you submit (John S. -> John Smith)
Premium Plan for Experts:
Your Company Name? Visible!

Your company name will be displayed on your profile and all articles you submit
Premium Plan for Experts:
Your Company Logo? Visible!

Upload your company logo and prominently display it on your profile and all articles you submit
Premium Plan for Experts:
Your Company Profile? Visible!

Your company profile will be displayed as a tab on your profile.
Premium Plan for Experts:
Enquiries straight to you

Heads up! Enquiries made on your profile page (Contact / Hire Tab) will be instantly emailed to you. No commissions and no Fees to us. Nothing!
Premium Plan for Experts:
Custom-format your profile

Premium profiles have access to our easy-to-use SMART EDITOR to format your profile just the way you like.
Premium Plan for Experts:
Host your Business Articles

Topical Business Articles are a great way to maintain readership and credibility. Upload up to 20 business articles with your own formatting and branding - 100% ad-free! Comments about your articles go straight to you and can be managed by you.
Premium Plan for Experts:
New Opp? You'll hear it first!

You can define what kind of opportunities interest you. When a new opportunity is posted that matches your interests then you'll be the first to know - and to respond!
Premium Plan for Experts:
Set up unlimited Travel Alerts

Let visitors to your profile know when you will be travelling to which cities!
Premium Plan for Experts:
Apply to unlimited Opps

As a Premium Member you can apply to as many Opportunities as you wish. There are no restrictions or limits.
Premium Plan for Experts:
Regularly Featured Profile

Your profile will be featured or highlighted throughout XB.
Premium Plan for Experts:
Work 100% Commission-Free

As a PREMIUM member clients are able to contact you directly through your profile. You get to work direct with your clients. We do not charge you any fees for that!
Premium Plan for Experts:
Embed unlimited Videos to your profile

Videos and other Media: Include as many Branded Videos, Photos, etc. as you like to your profile.
Premium Plan for Experts:
Upload Work Samples

Show your audience the kind of work you do: Upload sample proposals, seminar or course outlines, customer testimonials or anything you like for download - unlimited.
Premium Plan for Experts:
7-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Not satisfied for any reason? We offer for all new PREMIUM profile holders a 100% no-questions-asked money back guarantee for 7 days.
Premium Plan for Experts:
Downgrade anytime you like

Not pleased with our PREMIUM service? You can downgrade your profile to FREE anytime and stay PREMIUM till the end of date you have paid for. Its that simple.
Premium Plan for Experts:
Write or paste your Profile. Format as you like

Up to 750 words to give you plenty of space to write the things about you that really matter. Your full name and company name will be visible. You can format your profile anyway you like.
Premium Plan for Experts:
Upload Profile Photo

Upload one profile photo of yours. May include your branding.
Experts, Really!