Greatvine gives you one-on-one expert advice whenever you need it


Today we came across a website called Greatvine, which aims to give you a one-on-one chat with leading specialists across a wide range of fields. So, if you need some help with a copywriting project or want to talk to an expert about anxiety issues then Greatvine has a team of experts on hand to help.

The service was set up in response to the fact that there’s just SO much conflicting information available online that many people feel overwhelmed when it comes to looking for quick and easy-to-understand guidance.

To get started you visit the Greatvine website, have a look at which specialist would be right for you by browsing through their experience and then you can either call them straight away, request a call from them later in the day or schedule one for a few days in advance. Obviously they can’t be sat near their phones ALL the time, but Greatvine aims to provide visitors with as much information as possible about when they’ll get to chat and more often than not it’s pretty quick.

Of course the main concern with this kind of service is whether you’re REALLY talking to an expert, but everyone listed on the website has a comprehensive profile listing their experience, specialities, qualifications and even other people’s feedback too.

Greatvine covers lots of areas, including health and wellbeing, business, writing and parenting. Although some visitors to the site may be interested in one-on-one business advice, it’s the instant access to health and parenting guidance which we imagine many people will welcome with open arms. Although services like NHS Direct aim to provide access to a professional on the phone, waiting times can sometimes be too long if you’re really concerned about the well-being of yourself or your kids, so Greatvine is a good alternative enabling you to handpick exactly who you talk to, guaranteeing that they’re going to be able to help or at least point you in the right direction.

The catch with Greatvine is you do pay for the expert advice you’re being given depending on how long you’re on the call. The rates differ for each expert, with most ranging from a few pence a minute through to £1.50, this seems like pretty good value for an urgent query about your child’s health or a question about medication, but longer relationship or business advice may end up costing you a lot in the long run.

Do you think we need a one-on-one service like Greatvine or are you happy to find all of the information you need online independently?

Becca Caddy