Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What is AUIC? The Association of Internet Consultants is a member-based professional trade association. It was established to provide individuals and business owners using the internet for trade, consulting, interstate commerce, and web related or web utilizing businesses and trades; and to unite and to come together to share ideas, education, efficiencies, information, and experience.
What is a trade association? An industry trade association is an organization that is formed to promote and improve the particular industry it represents, including areas like public awareness and education. Almost every industry is represented by at least one or many trade association. An active trade association works to improve its members’ professionalism, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Joining together as a group works for the common good of its members. It is possible to achieve concrete results like better rates on insurance or lower prices on professional education, supplies, programs, and services; and in addition to providing personal and business benefits that make business and life, in general, more efficient, effective and pleasant. Companies respond well to trade associations by listening to what the members want and need, resulting in new and improved products and services for the industry. Being involved in a trade organization can provide you instant access to information and technology that will greatly improve your own business environment.
Who are the members? AUIC represents professionals in the internet consulting or internet related business. Typically our members are individuals, groups, businesses and their employees.
What is the Purpose of AUIC? At AUIC, our goal is to represent all of its internet consultants and users, whether they are independent consultants or part of a larger organization, and to provide opportunities for our members to come together to network, learn, and work toward the common goals of improving their internet businesses, professionalism, cost controls and efficiency.
Who Can Join? If you are over the age of 18, and active in or plan a career in using the internet in business and internet consulting and wish to aggregate the knowledge and purchasing power of like-minded people, and are interested in finding honest, vetted answers to your everyday business and personal interests, you are eligible and likely to benefit greatly from membership in the Association of United Internet Consultants (“AUIC”). AUIC is an Association that has no political purpose, affiliations or objectives other than to educate, promotes and provides internet business consultants and businesses with useful business and personal information that can lead to educated, experienced and economically wise choices and decisions in the pursuit of their professional and personal lives.
Why Join AUIC? AUIC member internet consultants and businesses recognize how many product and service providers are using the low-cost efficiency of internet education, marketing, sales, and distribution to lead the consumer to a rational purchasing decision. The internet promotes lower costs of education, marketing, and distribution, and this professional knowledge can help clients and businesses create profit through efficiencies and savings. The AUIC member must agree to a code of ethical and professional business conduct and give back to the members useful and professional trade information. The aggregating of numbers and the sharing of knowledge within the AUIC affinity group leads to better decisions in purchasing services and products.
In today’s unprecedented and demanding economic times, businesses face a host of practical problems:
- Finding the best solutions for goods and services purchases within a tight business or personal budgets;
- Finding the best and most unbiased information to make the most cost-effective purchase of a business and personal products and services;
- Finding politically or economically unbiased sources of education, recommendations, or alternative purchases;
- Getting the best or a reasonable economic deal in purchasing products and services.
AUIC does not “license or receive royalties” for the use of its intellectual property (its name) by product and service providers. Reasonable, clearly identified member dues are the prime source of revenues for operations that are used to provide excellent benefits to its members.