The purpose of this post is to introduce this page (@classifieds) and everything it has to offer Steemians of today and of the future.
To do so we need to realise that the social media market has expanded to much more than just people interacting with each other on a personal level. For years now social media networks have been used as vital business tools, making billions of dollars worth of turnover all over the world.
So without any further adieu we bring to you @CLASSIFIEDS here on Steemit!
“BUYING AND SELLING VIA SOCIAL MEDIA!”
Here are 4 crucial facts on this topic:
Classifieds generate loads of interest from readers.
People are comfortable with social media and online social behaviour, some have become addicts others have become totally reliant/dependent upon social media for just about everything, from cooking recipes to buying used cars and even real estate.
Social media is a now the 100% pure engagement tool between sellers and buyers, the online source/replacement of what used to be the classifieds section in newspapers. Social media has become the path to buying and selling anything, anywhere.
This has been written about on countless online business sites and blogs, here are just a few examples:
“Why the Future of New Business Is Social Selling”
“Fcebook and blog platforms have proven to be essential for salespeople”
“How To Use Social Media to Buy and Sell Real Estate”
“.....As we previously mentioned, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram are the most commonly used social media platforms for marketing real estate.....”
So it is without a doubt that Steemit.com as a social networking platform shall be utilized by users for direct 101 marketing and business as have all the other social network platforms out on the market.
Most sellers need affordable advertising that is versatile and smart. Social media adverts fulfil all of the requirements!
Sales via social media are always an option. Whether your audience is local, national or international, even if your advertising budget is practically zero, social media is going to be a classifieds option to fit your needs. This cannot be said for most of the other options that are out on the market.
Taking these facts into consideration, we can now go ahead and take a look at what this page/service is about and why it exists:
Shall monitor and resteem posts that use the tab “ classifieds “ and more so this page shall be used to promote the fact that Steemit.com is a versatile multifunctional social network open to the needs of businesses and business minded individuals who use social networks for business 101.
As such @classifieds shall be the place for all Steemians looking to buy and sell things, a place where with a click of the mouse pad or touch of a screen can look over what all is being offered and where buyers can directly interact with sellers.
Likewise as all sellers out there know very well, every service promoting their ads are always welcome.
There are NO CHARGES for this service, nor shall there be any charges.
It is a FREE service that shall overtime become a very important part of our everyday interactions here on Steemit. It shall help in the growth process of our portal and help ensure that Steemit becomes everything it can be as one of the worlds leading and most influential social networks of the future.
This chatroom has been opened up so as to provide an additional service to assist sellers and buyers to interact with each other 101 using the official tools of this social network in the form of a dedicated chat room.
So to answer a few simple questions:
1- How to utilize @classifieds?
When filling in the TAB section at the bottom of your post/ad make sure to type in CLASSIFIEDS (in small letters: classifieds).
It is as simple as that.
2- How to join the #classifieds chat room on Steemits chat service?
Go to your menu bar, click on the option marked “Steemit Chat” get onboard (if you haven’t already) and then just click on this link, and mark the yellow star (favourites) option:
Note: It is highly recommended that you type a small intro to any link or post that you may want to copy/paste in the chat room. That way you are not just “one of the many” who just paste something and leave. Experience has shown that those types of posts in most cases are just ignored by many members of chat rooms as they are rather “rude and invasive”.
You are after all selling something 101 (one on one) and a bit of common courtesy along with business etiquette shall go a long way!
3- Is this an e-commerce service?
This is as it says: A “Classifieds“ section.
This is not an “e-commerce” site or service.
Your posts and the business that you do are 100% your responsibility.
4- When shall this all be up and running at full steem ahead?
Our goal is to get everything up and running no later than the end of August.
5- What shall be done with the profits raised here?
All profits, both SBD and SP shall be transferred/delegated to @fundraisers.
This is another project that we are putting into action, it shall be very similar to this one, with the focus being on all the various fundraisers here on Steemit. All the profits from both pages shall be used to upvote the fundraisers and contribute to our society. Thus closing the cycle and giving money where it shall be put to good use and ensuring that "not everything is only about $/profits".
6- What about scams and frauds, How do we address that issue?
Using the tools that are available on Steemit, from flagging to downvoting and outright reporting. As with any social network out there we the members/users rely upon one another to make this a great place. It is the responsibility of all of us to ensure that our fellow Steemians are made aware of any abuse and ill doings.
7- Why don't we just use the other social networks where there are groups and chat rooms already set up for buying and selling things?
We are Steemians, the goal here is to make this social network better than the rest and the fact that each of us has a wallet is an added bonus that none of the others out there offer. So this is the social network that offers all sellers and buyers everything needed and shall be better than the rest if we make it that. Using the tools we have to succeed is the goal here, there is no need to change everything, adapting, improvising and if need be overcoming, these are the virtues that winners have. So by using these virtues we shall make this place better for every one of us and all future Steemians.
Steemit has to offer everything and more than the others out there!
In conclusion we are very glad to have introduced @classifieds to all Steemians.
As the portal grows so to shall the variety of posts and likewise the number of 101 business posts.
Look forwards to the future of Steemit and to all the business that shall be generated via this fantastic social network.