We appreciate that you're taking the time to help other people grow! We're sure you'll appreciate the benefits being a MentorCruise mentor too!
Build your personal brand
Your mentoring profile is the perfect showcase of your skills. Verified reviews and testimonials complete your expert profile.
Get to work quickly
As a small mentor community, each mentor is a welcome addition. 50% of our mentors start their first mentorship within the first week.
Broaden your horizons
With members from over 100 countries and even more backgrounds, there's always room to learn, grow and guide.
You're in control
Be it setting up new mentoring spots, your analytics or publishing on the MentorCruise blog. It's important for us that you are in control of your success.
Set your rates & sessions
Your time is worth something. Set up paid sessions and your own subscription rates to get compensated for your work.
We hear quite often that people believe that they aren't "good enough" to be a mentor. Usually, that's incorrect. Nonetheless, we wanted to give you a little checklist.
Do you have the free time?We are flexible in how much time you want to invest. You set the expectations – so this can be between 10 minutes per day and some hours per week. You need to make time for that commitment.
Will you show up?The #1 reason why people love our mentorships is because people care for them and are available. If you can't commit to checking in once per day or two, this might not be for you.
Do you have the experience?Mentees will rely on your experience in the field, so we're looking for a few years in the industry. If you are coming straight out of school, let's wait for a bit.
Are you good with people?You'll meet people from all sorts of backgrounds and situations. There is no space for elitism or judgement. Being open and understanding people's needs is a must.
But: we love all backgroundsOur mentoring team includes high school dropouts and PhDs, Web Developers and CEOs. We're open to anyone if we feel like you can help people.
We are taking a fresh, innovative stab at building mentorship relations, and it's normal for it to be confusing! This is how it all works.
You'll have your own corner on MentorCruise
As a mentor on MentorCruise, you will receive a public profile designating what kind of mentorship you will provide, as well as your achievements, ratings and your price.
Your own little corner on the site will become a showcase of your great work, including testimonials, and your engagement in the community.
You are in control, always
It is absolutely in your control, who you are deciding to mentor and who you'd rather not work with at the time.
Mentees will fill out an application when reaching out for mentorship, stating their goal, expectation, background and more. Based on that information, you can decide whether to take them on as a mentee.
Start a structured mentorship
We won't give you a playbook to run mentorships with. The best part about MentorCruise is that each mentor solves problems differently, that makes this platform so great!
However, we are there all the way through. A mentor community behind you, handbooks and guides to look on too and a team that wants you see succeed!
We are continuously tweaking our recruitment process to ensure quality of our mentors. When you apply to become a mentor, you'll usually go through the following steps.
Application & Vetting
You fill out the application form, we will thoroughly review it and see if you'd fit our wide-ranging mentorship team.
Onboarding & Start
We will get you up and running. You'll meet all mentors in the community and get access to best practises we've learned over time.
Mentoring & Evaluation
You'll receive your public profile and will start getting applications from mentees! We are sure you'll do well and will monitor your performance to help you.
After you become a mentor, mentees see you on your public marketplace and are able to reach out to you. If you think they are a match, you can accept them to on-going mentorship or have them book a single session with you.
During the mentorship, you have several accountability, payment and management tools available, as well as a chat with your mentee to connect.
Mentees come to us and you for a variety of goals. In the past year, 30% of mentees came to learn a new skill and about 40% of mentees wanted to change their career.
As a mentor, it's your responsibility to be there for them on that journey. How exactly is up to you – regular video calls, tasks or on-demand chat, all is available and configurable to you.
Good mentors are busy, we get that. That's why we designed our program around efficiency. The time you invest will always be in your control.
The average mentor on our platform has 2-3 mentees and spends around 30 minute per mentee per week.
On MentorCruise, you set your own rates and commitment. Our best mentors are making north of $1,500 per month. The average payout is somewhere around $300-400 per month.
We only get paid if you do! Once you set up your price, we'll calculate a fee along the lines of 20% and put it on top of what's public. Once you have your mentees, we just split the payment and commission.
Mentees come from all walks of life. In the past, the majority of our mentees were industry professionals looking to grow or for a career change. Some work on their own product and startups, others are new to tech or just graduated.
Mentoring others is one of the best thing you can do for your own development too. Employers love mentors! We created a framework that helps you fit mentorship in your (limited) free time and get paid for it!