To connect with a Supporter and get unlimited text messaging, you will need to pay a monthly membership fee of $9. (Note: you get 7 days FREE of unlimited messaging when you first sign up for you to try the platform).
You can browse the list of Supporters or use the filter feature to find the Supporter that you think may be a good match, and you can request connection by clicking the ”Let’s Connect” button on the Supporter’s Profile, then leave a text message asking for connection. You can also tell the Supporter why you want to connect with her/him.
The Supporter will text you back, and will tell you if she/he can accept your request or not. If she/he accepts the request, you can start the connection through text messaging. You can also request her/him to do a voice/video call (using the Token system as explained below).
If for any reason the Supporter that you requested cannot accept your connection request, you can browse the list of available Supporters, and do the connection request process again.
You can connect with as many Supporters as you want, but we suggest you to stay with one or two that feel like a good match for you, and work with them on a constant basis to achieve your goal (ex: to learn coping skills for dealing with depression and anxiety.)
We use Skype for the text and call conversation. You can use your own personal Skype ID, or make a new one specifically for use with the Supporters, if you prefer.
To have a voice or video call session, you need to buy a token.
Each token costs $4.50 and it’s good for a 30 minute voice/video call session.
You can buy as many tokens as you want in one purchase.
The money you spend to buy the token will be transferred to the Supporter that you speak with (have a voice/video call with).
LetsConnectProject DOES NOT take any commission from this connection.
NOTE: During this challenging time with the pandemic, some SUPPORTERS will volunteer their time to do voice/video call for free. Through text message, please ask your SUPPORTER individually if she/he will do (volunteer) voice/video call for free, or if you have pay (through the token system) have a voice/video call with her/him.
If you are a SUPPORTER
You do not have to pay a membership fee to join LetsConnectProject and offer your support.
When you sign up as a Supporter, you will be assigned a new Skype ID that you will use to do text and calls with the Seekers. You cannot use your own personal Skype ID.
It does not cost you anything to have unlimited text messaging with Seekers.
When you sign up as a Supporter, make your profile interesting and simple but also clear and informative.
When you get a text (connection request) from a Seeker, please do reply to her/him as soon as possible. If you can take the request, go ahead and make the connection happen. But if you cannot take the request for any reason (ex: you already have too many connections to tend to), please politely tell her/him that you cannot take the connection request, and encourage her/him to make another request to other available Supporters.
We also ask you to change your status to ”currently unavailable” if you cannot take any new request from Seekers.
Please do your best to support the Seeker while keeping the connection healthy and effective.
If you get a voice/video call session request from a Seeker, you will need to ask the Token Number from the Seeker by text on Skype. Each token is good for a 30 minute voice/video call session. If a Seeker wants to talk for more than 30 minutes (ex: 45 minutes), then you have to ask for 2 Token Numbers from the Seeker.
Once a day, our system will calculate how many Token Numbers you get for that day, and will put it in your file.
The accumulated Token Numbers you receive will be calculated monthly, from the 1st day of the month to the last day of the month.
The money you get from the work that month will be transferred to your PayPal account on the 12th day of the following month.
For example: if you get token 70 tokens in April, you will get (70 tokens x $4,50 price per token) = $ 315 for April, and the money will be transferred on May 7th.
NOTE: During this challenging time with the pandemic, you may volunteer your time to do voice/video call for free with the SEEKER. If you wish to volunteer, then you will not get Token numbers from the SEEKER, and you will not get paid for your time to do voice/video call.
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