Happy new years!
We have an exciting announcement for the Bubble ecosystem today: we have officially launched the Bubble Coaching Marketplace! This marketplace (found at bubble.io/coaching) will allow Bubble users to book time with experts to accelerate their progress, troubleshoot blockers, and learn Bubble faster.
We took a look at where we were headed with bootcamps and other educational resources for learning Bubble and accelerating entrepreneurs, and we realized there was a big opportunity to build and promote a 1-to-1 format for learning in a higher touch way.
There are a few main reasons why we would launch this marketplace internally, rather than just having the Bubble community continue to develop them organically. Firstly, centralization of coaching talent into one place makes it a lot more discoverable, especially for newer users. We have a lot of amazing coaches and freelancers in our community already, but these resources can sometimes be hard to find or hard to rank in terms of relevance to your project. Second, we can employ a vetting process and leverage our support resources to make sure experiences are more positive than what you might find on similar gig sites with Bubble freelancers. Third, collecting reviews will eventually allow us to promote great talent and enable coaches to better promote their services and gain more visibility in the ecosystem. Fourth, there are ways to hire individual freelancers, but not a lot of ways to invest in short-term problem solving on your Bubble journey; many users don’t just want someone to do it for them, they want to learn how to do it themselves. Additionally, this will allow us to feature coaches who can provide support for more communities of non-English speaking Bubble users.
Currently, the marketplace will work as follows:
- Book a session with the coach of your choice
- Schedule a session in their calendar
- When the session is complete (and not before), the client is charged
- The client leaves a review
- The coach is paid regularly each month
We’re currently launching with a limited number of coaches to pilot and assess demand from the community. We know that there will likely be broad interest in being featured on the marketplace, but know that we’re not opening up the marketplace completely just yet. For now, you can use the form on the main marketplace page to provide us more information about yourself, which we’ll keep on hand for the next batch of coaches we onboard.
With appreciation and excitement,