The Connector Program is Braintrust’s secret sauce to landing new clients and attracting new Talent.
The idea is to leverage Braintrust's thriving community to make referrals to people within their network (and reward them with $BTRST tokens) so we don’t have to spend money on expensive ads/marketing – allowing us to pass those cost savings on to our clients and talent!
You earn 2% of new billings for each client referral, and 1% of new billings for each Talent referral, up to $100K worth of $BTRST tokens per referral.
How do I sign up?
If you already have a Braintrust account, then you don’t have to do anything else — feel free to jump ahead to the next section, “How do I refer Talent?”
If you don’t have a Braintrust account, you’ll want to head to our sign up page.
Fill out your name and let us know all the reasons you would like to join the network, from building your career and connecting with others to making referrals and earning $BTRST.
You’ll be asked what you’re most interested in, with choices ranging from professions (Design, Engineering, Product) to sectors (Web3, Freelancing) and professional development (Career Advice, Mentorship, and Mentoring).
Note: You just need to have a Braintrust account to refer Talent or clients to the network — you do NOT have to be Approved Talent.
How do I refer Talent?
Once you have a Braintrust account, you can use your unique referral link found on your Earn Page to get started referring Talent immediately.
You can also refer Talent to any job on Braintrust by just using the share link on all job posts.
What type of Talent should I refer?
When screening potential talent for our clients we are looking for a number of different criteria.
Today, the criteria to become an Approved Talent includes:
- 5+ years of professional experience
- Technical skills that match the needs of our current clients
- Strong communication skills
- A detailed resume that showcases who you are as a candidate
- Ability to start working right away
- Ability to work on a W-2 or 1099 contract, or a C2C contract if you own your own LLC
Today, most clients on Braintrust are looking for technical professionals, such as software engineers, product designers, and mobile developers.
However, Braintrust is constantly adding new clients and jobs, so if you’re not sure, go ahead and refer Talent you think would be great for the network!
When will I receive my referral bonus?
If your referral gets hired by a Braintrust client, you’ll earn 1% of each billing they are paid.
This bonus is awarded at the moment the billing is paid, in the form of our $BTRST token, and is capped at $100K worth of $BTRST per client.