Shared Mission: Celebrating Lives
We share a common goal with Funeral Celebrants – to help families celebrate a life. Funeralwise.com is rich with information, advice and tools to guide those who are attending, arranging or preplanning funeral services. Similarly, Celebrants help families create individualized funeral and memorial services that reflect the personality and life-style of the deceased. Our medium at Funeralwise.com is the web, whereas, Celebrants provide personal services. We differ in how we deliver our services but our mission is essentially the same.
Better By Working Together
We propose a working relationship beween Funeralwise.com and Funeral Celebrants in which we can offer our combined resources to help families create truly meaningful and memorable celebrations of life. We complement each other perfectly. Celebrants provide personalized services that Funeralwise does not offer. On the other hand, Funeralwise has a strong online presence, comprehensive information, tools and marketing that most Celebrants do not possess.
How does it work?
Free Access for Funeral Celebrants. Celebrants have access to Funeralwise resources including our Wise Planning System, our series of Word to the Wise Guides, and our planning questionnaires for use with their families. There is no cost to Celebrants, although private label versions of these documents and planning system are available for a modest license fee.
Referral Fees for Funeralwise. Visitors to our site are able to search for Celebrants. A 10% referral fee will be due when a Celebrant is engaged by a family that was referred by Funeralwise. The referral fee is due when the Celebrant is paid by the family.
A Mutually Beneficial Relationship
This relationship works because the benefits and incentives are aligned. Funeralwise will promote Celebrant services via our website and our various marketing programs, including our email campaigns. This will be free online marketing for Celebrants, well beyond what most celebrants can do by themselves. The prospect of earning referral fees on the sale of Celebrant services is our incentive to do so.
Also, Celebrants can take advantage of Funeralwise resources. Our guides, forms and Wise Planning System can all be used in serving the Celebrant’s families. This is beneficial for Funeralwise because Celebrant participation will bring more people to our website. Web traffic begets more web traffic through word-of-mouth and social media, and more traffic to our site will benefit us all.
Even funeral homes will benefit from Celebrants and Funeralwise working together. A Celebrant typically works in coordination with the family and a funeral home. Funeralwise resources support the work of Celebrants and Funeral Directors. We are non-competing entities. Coordinating our outreach will help get the word out to the public on the value of celebrating a life, and by coordinating our services we will help families “throw a great funeral.”
Content Contributor. Funeralwise is committed to being the ultimate source of ideas and advice on creating celebrations of life. We already offer extensive content on this subject and will build on it with numerous articles, guides, how-to’s and videos. Also, we will provide opportunities for people to share their ideas via our website.
Celebrants can earn fees by contributing to our celebrations of life content. Contributors will also get authorship recognition and personal profiles. Learn more (coming soon).
Family Assistance. Funeralwise is also developing a phone/email based service to assist people with their funeral arrangements. There will be a limited number of opportunities for Celebrants who are interested in doing this work on part-time basis. Contact us if you’re interested.
How Do You Get Started?
All you need to do is Register as a Celebrant. Registration is free and there is no obligation. You will then be able to login to your own Celebrant Dashboard from which you will have access to our series of Word to the Wise guides, planning forms and Wise Planning System, all of which you can share with your families. There you’ll also find guides and video tutorials explaining these resources.