What are the Expert stages and the privileges that come with each?


Positively-rated responses needed to advance through the stages:
 
Stage 1: 0-20 Positively-Rated Answers
 
Stage 2: 21-25 Positively-Rated Answers
 
Stage 3: 26-30 Positively-Rated Answers
 
Stage 4: 31+ Positively-Rated Answers
 

Expert Stage Comparison:
Expert Privileges
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
Can view and answer all open questions on the Question List*
 
Yes*
Yes
Yes
Yes
Can answer Customers that have paid the deposit in advance
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Can answer a question where an Answer or Info Request has already been given by another Expert
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Can submit negative reports on other Experts' Answers
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Can nominate or vote against Experts for the Expert's Choice Award
 
No
No
Yes
Yes
Eligible to Spin the Wheel

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Percentage of Bonus Payment Awarded to Expert
 
50%
50%
50%
75%

* Note: Stage 1 Experts have a slightly different view of the Question List. Only

Questions that have zero time remaining or close to zero time remaining (varies by

category) in the "time remaining" column will be on the Question list for Stage 1

Experts. Once Experts reach Stage 2, they will have an expanded view of  the

Question List and will be able to respond to all open Questions. Also note: "Time

remaining" is different than when a question "times out."  You can learn more about

Questions timing out here