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What is FREE on TrainerBase?

There is no such thing as a free lunch; so the saying goes. However there are instances where some services are free either because they are paid for by others or they are there to entice a purchase. And let’s face it the same can be said of TrainerBase.

So what is free on TrainerBase? Here are a few of the main aspects of the TrainerBase web site that do not require payment to access or use and are available because the site is funded by the membership subscriptions.

Find a Trainer
Any visitor can use the Find a Trainer page. There is no need to register (unlike some other sites). Do be aware that the site tracks visits to a member profile so registered users will be logged and potentially contacted by the trainer whose profile they visited.

Free Downloads
With a view to showcasing their expertise; members (who have taken out a subscription) can upload Resources for sharing with other members or registered users. To download a Free resource you must be registered (and approved) on the site. Do be aware that members can restrict some of their Resources to ‘Members Only’.

Many of the Articles posted on the site are free for any visitor to read; they do not require registration. A growing number of articles are for registered users only but do not require membership (subscription to read). And yes there are some resources deemed to be of more value than others, that are only available to member of TrainerBase who have taken out a subscription.

Registered users who have been granted ‘Contribution’ permission are able to post and respond on the Open Discussion forum. There is also a Members Only forum where more sensitive and commercially explicit topics can be discussed.

All registered users can post a contract or job Opportunity. For those who wish to remain anonymous or want help with getting interest from trainers; TrainerBase provides a free Referral service whereby a TrainerBase administrator post an Opportunity on behalf of the enquiring client and forwards applications.

All registered users can view contract and job Opportunities after a 14 day restricted period. That said many of these opportunities do not last for more than a few days so many users are missing out.

Trainer Profile
All registered trainers have a profile. The Lite Profile contains basic information only but is useful to purchasers look to find a trainer. That said; non members are listed below members which means for the more popular subjects; the Lite Profile is unlikely to be viewed.

So acknowledging that visitors and users of TrainerBase can gain free access to certain features and facilities of the TrainerBase; the underlying premise of the site is to help business and other organisations find trainers and trainers find business. The free lunch therefore is paid for by the membership; a significant percentage of whom benefit hugely (£10,000s of contracts) and believe funding the site and the free functionality, well worthwhile.

Long may this continue: onwards and upwards


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Peter Mayes

Peter Mayes. Peter Mayes is the founder and editor of TrainerBase; dedicated to helping business and other organisations find trainers and trainers find business. Contact details: Tel 01239 711544

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