Inquisix, the Online Private Club for Referrals

9 Sep

I was asked recently about the color scheme for Inquisix.  All the other web 2.0 sites have white backgrounds with blue and green borders and text.  But Inquisix is brown and orange.  Are we trying to relive the ’70s?

Inquisix is exclusive, it’s member-invite-only, it’s a place to keep your contacts secure but still give and get referrals.  It’s a place to do business, much like the private club your father was a member of.  Leather chairs, wood paneled walls, fireplace in the corner and pictures of famous dead guys all around.  Members quietly conversing over lunch and a martini.  Our website colors are meant to invoke that environment.

Inquisix provides a secure environment for members to give and get referrals with reputable peers.  Inquisix members give referrals to increase their reputation with their customers.  Not sell referrals.  Not to do the member asking a favor.  Rather, members give referrals because they know their reputation as a trusted advisor increases every time they help their customer.  Members get referrals to increase their business because their reputation in the system says that they’re worthy.  Inquisix reputation is earned from your referral rating.  The more and better referrals you give, the better your reputation.  The better your  reputation, the more likely another member will want to give you a referral to their customer.  It’s why you are invited to belong to the club.

At Inquisix you can

  • Ask for a referral from another member
  • Give a referral when someone asks you
  • Get a referral from a member who wants to introduce their contact to you
  • Pro-actively give a referral

At Inquisix, we promise you

  • No one can see your contacts or your relationship to those contacts without your explicit permission
  • Giving one of your contacts as a referral does not let that member see the rest of your contacts
  • Reputation is earned by real feedback from referrals

Do you know what we do now?  Think you should join us?  Ask a member for an invite!

One Response to “Inquisix, the Online Private Club for Referrals”

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  1. Inquisix - Selling by Referrals » Blog Archive » Cup of Joe and Great Monday Postings - September 22, 2008

    […] Brian Carroll wrote about top performers building relationships with the right people BEFORE they’re ready to buy. These top performers become trusted advisors. […]

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