Where to get freelance consulting gigs for executives, professionals, white-collar experts and anyone with information that companies need.
If you're a knowledge worker, this is for you. (Not sure if you are? Ask yourself this: could you advise people or companies on an area of expertise?)
While freelance marketplaces are nothing new, the pandemic-inspired shift to remote work around the world has lead to a massive rise in popularity of a new type of talent marketplace: the expert network.
Expert networks are where companies can go in a pinch to find high-powered consultants on any topic in any industry.
This clip gives a good, quick intro to expert networks:
Go through this list of over 80 expert networks around the world and apply to be an expert in the networks that are most relevant. The application and vetting process can take some time, so the sooner you start, the better.
80+ Expert Networks Where Companies Can Find and Hire You
Education, Community, and Tools to help startups launch faster.
2) Ask Wonder
Get Smart. Fast. Wonder is the ultimate on-demand research assistant for consultants, agencies, entrepreneurs, and the chronically curious.
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Based in Harvard Innovation Lab, we're a consulting marketplace and a training platform for AI, IoT and Big Data experts. Gartner Cool Vendor in Data Science.
AlphaSights is the world's knowledge partner.
Zintro is a global online marketplace with over 100,000 highly specialized expertise providers and a set of tools that makes it easy to find, initiate discussion, qualify and conduct business with them.
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GLG is the world’s knowledge marketplace. We connect decision makers who want the advantage of powerful insight to people with first-hand experience, so they can act with the confidence that comes from true clarity.
7) Third Bridge
We are Third Bridge, a seven-time award-winning Great Place to Work! We Like us, so you might want to as well.
Lynk helps the world’s knowledge seekers, builders and sharers amplify the impact of business insights.
In Experts we Trust.
Guidepoint gives professionals the premium insight they need to make investment and strategic decisions with confidence. We connect our clients to specialized industry experts who can answer their most pressing business questions within a critical timeframe.
Paro is a network of top-tier remote financial professionals offering CFO leadership, financial planning and analysis, accounting, bookkeeping and more.
The world’s largest micro consulting company
Coleman excels in connecting leading investment firms, consultancies and corporations with first-hand knowledge from specialized industry experts.
Tegus distills the complex universe of qualitative research into one fully integrated platform for investors. Tegus delivers the nuanced understanding investors need to make decisions with conviction.
We are the world’s first bridge between clients and professionals.
16) Expertise Finder
Expertise Finder software is trusted by universities to power their faculty experts directories. It increases industry partnerships and media coverage. Expertise Finder also runs a large network of academic experts that's easy to search.
SpeakIn, stands tallest as Asia's only tech-enabled expert network with over 15,000 experts in more than 452 different genres.
Our platform allows businesses and governments to access expertise on any topic, anywhere in the world, within hours
Book 1-on-1 video meetings with world's top experts, get on-demand advice and pay by the minute.
20) Expert Engine
Uniting Culture & Commerce to Move Brands Forward Faster
A go-to information platform for knowledge workers, DeepBench provides the tools and network to intelligently access the right knowledge for your organization. Founded in 2016 at MIT.
proSapient’s research platform allows you to gather insights from executives around the globe via consultations or large-scale surveys. Our unique range of features allow you to manage projects easily and maximise the value of your insights.
Tech-enabled marketplace connecting private & public enterprises, from Fortune 500 companies to leading universities, with experts who understand the world.
IMS ExpertServices delivers consultative trial and expert services for the most influential global firms. Over nearly three decades and through more than 20,000 cases and well over 1,000 trials, clients have trusted IMS to equip them with the perspective and tools they need to help their clients succeed. With offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas, Pensacola, and New York, the company provides trial strategy consulting, jury consulting, trial graphics consulting, trial presentation consulting, and expert witness recruitment and management.
We aggregate subject matter experts, independent consultants and freelancers to make them accessible On Demand. Defining the premium end of the Gig Economy.
26) Tasa Group
The TASA Group gives clients access to seasoned professionals in 10,000+ Technical and Medical specialties. With three distinct service divisions, each with a specific mission, The TASA Group is dedicated to providing the best experts and consultants available to meet clients' diverse needs.
27) Expert Connect
ExpertConnect helps institutional investors, private equity firms, corporations, and professional service firms make better decisions. ExpertConnect clients access and leverage a robust network of Industry Consultants who are leading thinkers in their area of expertise. These Industry Consultants interact with clients through phone consultations, educational meetings and seminars, and custom surveys. ExpertConnect also provides its clients with information from its proprietary data crawling and analysis technology.
Magellan Research Group is a primary research platform that provides quick access to knowledge across the globe for corporate decision makers and investment professionals.
29) Bio Informatics
BioInformatics, part of the Science and Medicine Group, is the leading research and advisory firm serving the life science and diagnostic industries. Our expertise includes primary quantitative and qualitative research in addition to secondary research and published reports.
Atheneum is a global knowledge broker, which connects leading investment funds, consulting firms, and corporations with the world’s most renowned experts to empower our clients’ business decisions.
As it’s core the vision of Knowledge Gate Group is to democratize access to advanced knowledge. Knowledge Gate Group connects companies to industry experts for micro-consultations, empowering the companies to test their ideas and assumptions, qualifying their business-critical decision-making. When a company needs knowledge that they don't have internally, Knowledge Gate Group's service provides top level guidance with a developed and clear model for pricing; allowing all companies to access top-level expertise for a reasonable price.
Dialectica is an information services provider that connects investors and corporate strategists to frontline expertise in high potential global markets.
While Round Table Group has earned a certain mystique in the legal and scholarly communities, there is no mystery about how we perform our services: with distinguished professionalism, thorough and rigorous research, and a steadfast commitment to serving justice and ensuring that the best and most qualified expert witnesses take the stand for our clients.
Silverlight Research is a specialist knowledge research company connecting top professionals with industry experts globally. We uncover true value by providing our clients with the best information and knowledge to inform their strategic and investment decisions
Infomineo is a research provider. Our role is to find the data our clients need to make decisions and develop their businesses. Our global coverage and unique expertise on Africa and the Middle East allow us to develop long-term relationships with leading global consulting firms and Fortune 500 companies.
Monocl empowers life science professionals with the complete global expert solution designed to drive impactful outreach and strategic engagement. Monocl is a Definitive Healthcare company.
We offer seasoned, highly trained client coverage teams that understand your research needs
38) Insight alpha
Insight Alpha provides clients access to a network of frontline industry experts that help them get critical information they need to be successful. We help thousands of our clients get answers to their most critical questions, without leaving their desks.
39) Expert Research
Mímir Co., Ltd. Mímir Co., Ltd. supports new business creation and decision making in M & A through M & A advisory, consulting, and expert interviews.
40) Nextyn Advisory
Nextyn Advisory is an Indian Market Entry Strategy Consulting firm.
41) Indus Guru
We are an online curated network to match independent experts and consultants with organisation's project-based requirements
42) Arches Global
Arches is an expert- and business-search company operating in Asia-Pacific. We help investment funds, management consulting firms and corporation to find experts for due diligence or business development.
43) Apex Leaders
At Apex Leaders, we help private equity firms acquire expert insights to make confident investment decisions.
44) CW Group
The CW Group, present in the US, Brazil, India, Portugal and Romania, has a multi-industry orientation, with particularly recognized sector expertise in up-stream building materials (cement, lime), downstream building materials (aggregates, ready-mix, fly ash, slag), industrial minerals, petrochemicals, power and energy, steel, minerals & mining, agriculture and commodities, paper & pulp, ports, and logistics & transportation.
45) Primary Insight
Primary Insight was founded in 2005. We are led by expert-network veterans who know how to respect clients’ time and budgets, and deliver high quality contacts to provide the most relevant information.
46) Kingfish Group
See how our unique platform and relationships with the right on-point experience can dramatically change the trajectory of a business.
One of the Largest Expert Networks and Primary Research Firms Supported by 300,000+ Industry Professionals.
The AI-powered expert network connecting businesses with precision-matched experts. Welcome to the future of knowledge exchange.
Our vision is to enable next generation consulting and to power the future of work. The best talent is going independent, and companies need to tap into this workforce to innovate and stay ahead of the curve. We make it safe for the two sides to connect and work together on your projects in a fast and easy way based on mutual trust.
Candour Energy combines industry expertise with our consultative approach to connect you with the right Advisor, every time.
Slingshot Insights gives individual investors access to the same investment research tools that professionals have had for years. By sharing the cost of primary research, such as expert calls, members are able to make investments like pros.
We identify, engage and create access to unique and otherwise hard-to-get knowledge – often for niche industries and markets.
53) LB Networks
We provide you with the knowledge you need to make the right strategic decisions. We connect investment firms, management consultancies and corporations with the best industry experts for tailor-made collaborations.
Make Insight Driven. Business Decisions. The Financial Research Operating System, powered by text analysis. Expert Interviews. Knowledge Management. Powerful analytics.
55) Experts on Tap
Leverage top level, custom sourced, subject matter experts, consultants, and contractors specializing in the Biotechnology, Diagnostic, Medical Device, and Pharmaceutical industries and seamlessly add flexible expertise to your team today.
A tech-enabled platform connecting businesses with working professionals to share knowledge, on-demand. Quickly chat over a 1×1 phone engagement 🙂
ENG was founded by a team of visionaries who were fed-up with vendors that put more effort into bragging about their databases than into areas that actually improve their clients' lives.
We are Committed to Building a world-Class Investment Consulting Platform.
59) Get Me Experts
Excellence and expertise is what Businesses need to maintain their edge over the fast paced and competitive environment. We at “Get Me Experts” ( GME) have a team of solution oriented experts, aggregated over the years to provide just the right solution for your business. We support businesses in managing challenge of finding a credible expert on time. Experts avalable at GME are matching the quality and scalability of top Management Consulting Companies.
The Expert Witness Institute is the voice of the Expert Witness community; championing experts from all professional disciplines and the lawyers who use their services.
61) Knowledge Ridge
Knowledge Ridge connects businesses with industry-leading expertise, exactly when they require it. Be it incisive insights into a challenging new environment, direct meetings with renowned authorities in the industry, or just a call to an expert for opinion or guidance, we connect clients to the sharpest minds from around the world.
62) Accurate Insight
Our Expert Network connects Your Business, with Global Experts, and Potential Partners from the most varied industries both in Brazil and Latin America.
63) Pengo Insight
Connecting the worlds leading professionals with the best African expertise.
AXN is an information brokerage and expert connection service that offers access to a proprietary network of over 500 subject matter experts in African markets to companies and investors seeking real-time, granular business insights.
65) Asia CEO Network
We provide primary research services. That is, we provide access to our qualified experts in our network that will consult with you and share their business intelligence in their particular sectors of expertise.
66) Axon Advisors
Axon connects business professionals with industry professionals, who can provide them market insights, with an exceptional 96% client satisfaction rate.
67) BCC Global
As an independent third-party research institution, Shanghai Shanglin Huatong Investment Consulting Co., Ltd. is committed to becoming an excellent comprehensive information service provider in China and even the world.
The BioExpert Network is the place where experts in multiple disciplines help startups and companies develop their business. In exchange, experts get credits to invest.
Expert Witness Doctors provides medical expert witness services to the legal and insurance communities. Our mission is to provide fair and accurate opinions regarding causation of injuries or diseases, appropriate diagnoses, and reasonable treatment for cases involved in litigation. Expert Witness Doctors builds relationships based on integrity and trust. All findings are objective, in-depth, and evidence-based.
The Expert Witness Exchange, LLC is fortunate to have had participation from all corners of both the expert witness and attorney communities. As a result, we have developed keen insight into several areas where significant improvements can and should be made for the benefit of all. The Exchange’s leadership is driven to work collaboratively with both the expert witness and attorney communities, promoting opportunities to improve methods of doing business and transacting commerce with one another.
71) Experts Direct
ExpertsDirect is an ultra-niche company whose specialised knowledge is sourcing preeminent expert witnesses for litigation.
72) Focal Fact
Focal Fact connects world's top professionals with organizations to share and exchange market information.
We are an Executive Search company driven by the love of making everything thrive. Companies, individuals, you and us.
Inventiv Insights connect clients to highly specialized & vetted subject matter experts globally. Our clients value the on-field experience and insights of our experts which aid in strategic decision-making and due diligence enabling them to make better-informed decisions.
In 2015, we established an ENS-based research platform with the best teams that led the birth and growth of the Asian ENS industry. Liahnson, which started in Seoul, Korea, has established an Asian service system that has been expanded to branch offices in China and Japan, and has grown into a trusted knowledge service partner of strategic offices and consulting companies of 50+ global leading companies around the world.
Industry expert knowledge exchange and industry data monitoring research platform
77) Noble Insights
Noble Insights is a primary research firm that connects investment management firms with the most sought after experts in their respective fields at a cost significantly below the competition while maintaining the highest compliance standards.
Sealed is the first Southeast Asia-focused expert network, connecting the region's top minds with organisations across the globe. We are proudly headquartered in Singapore and pride ourselves in our highly localised network and partnerships.
TEN offers experts the ability to create both private and public profiles via our search-engine-optimized platform. As an expert you can choose to share with the world your academic history, work history, resume, create links to published work etc.
Unisearch is Australia’s leading and most established provider of expert opinion services.
81) Xperts Council
Xperts Council connects Funds and Consultancies, with top professionals for industry sector consultations, and senior advisory. 7 nationalities, 4 sites.
82) Zebra Insights
Zebra Insights Group brings you timely insights and expertise by connecting you to world-class experts and business leaders.
83) Experts Networks
Global community of Experts from different functions and industries.
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