This could be a different marketing tool to promote Steem

in #steem3 years ago (edited)

I was reading this recent post by @therealwolf and I found an interesting discussion in the comments section triggered by @smooth where it was brought up the need for more effective marketing strategies for the Steem blockchain and the need to create value. My immediate impulse was to reply with a comment. But I would not have been able to elaborate in few sentences what I have to say so I decided to write a post instead. 

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I think the idea of using Steem to reward content creators it makes sense because it creates a community of people that share the same medium of exchange, this contributes in giving Steem some intrinsic value. However, I see most users focusing on content and blogging and they often miss the bigger picture. You can't have an ecosystem where value is created out of thin air and a community of bloggers cash out indefinitely their rewards. For this system to be sustainable you need to attract investors and give them good reasons to buy Steem. I think something that we overlook is the potential of using our blockchain to develop services. Costs of running a business here are pretty low because transactions are free and there is a pool of talents willing to actually work in exchange for some Steem.

I am one of the members behind the @davinci.witness and few months ago we started an interesting experiment with @utopian-io that I believe could benefit the whole community. As you know utopian is being very active is helping the open source community in multiple ways. The @davinci.witness helps with the management of the translation category. 

Why is this important? 

Well every week we contact several companies and we translate their software. Many of these companies never heard of Steem before so we are their first contact to this ecosystem. 

You don't need to have a vivid imagination to see that this could become a great marketing tool. We are showing companies that they could get extremely cheap services simply by using Steem. The best part is that by doing so we are also creating a welfare mechanism where we distribute thousands of Steem every week to users that work using our blockchain. We have just started but I can see great potential in what we are doing. However, we need to get better at communicating and interacting with the community because if we want to succeed we will need some help. Utopian has been the engine behind this but they support so many communities that we cannot expect to rely solely on them. For this reason, we must try to find additional supports. If you would like to learn more about what we are doing feel free to leave a comment below and if you will go to the Steemfest make sure to look for @misslasvegas, she will be wearing our t-shirt, so you can't miss her. Also, a way to support us at no cost for you would be to cast a vote for our witness @davinci.witness.



As an idea it is brilliant! There are people who do great work for translations and if companies could see the benefits behind this venture (not just crypto-paid translations, but monetization through cryptos) it would bring huge developments...

I agree with you, we are not just distributing SP more fairly but we are also creating the basis for companies to jump in and invest in the platform

non so... è da agosto che steemit non mi convince. Come ho già commentato in un altro post di un paio di gorni fa, steemit sembra arenarsi. Da agosto non ci sono praticamente nuove iscrizioni, mentre dal periodo di dicembre 2017 fino a luglio 2018 si registravano circa 100k iscrizioni al mese. Gli SMT, tanto publicizzati e promessi a settembre non si è visto nulla. Dicono che si inizierà a marzo 2019, ma la mia impressione è che neanche a fine 2025 parta qualcosa. A parer mio qua sono i grandi a doversi muovere.. e anche in fretta visto che stanno nascendo altre DApp specialmente su ecosistema EOS. Persone che sanno scrivere ce ne sono e gruppi capaci di organizzarsi e supportare questi contenuti pure, è la piattaforma che non aiuta! i dev e quelli con i soldi già investiti è meglio che si diano una mossa altrimenti steemit è già morto.
Un saluto, nicola

si, c'e' tanta gente che sta' in alto che si deve svegliare altrimenti prima o poi arriva la competizione

Absolutely brilliant! This is why I'm constantly repeating that we must foster the quality, and nothing else. Once we have a core of experts, we can offer our services (products?) to the real market. Once the Steem is Connected to Eur in some meaningful way - its price can grow.


I think we need to find ways to provide value, and services are a great way to do just that, I wish users with a large stake were paying more attention to this...

Exactly! If 50 Steem = 1 day of work = 50 $. Otherwise, if 500 Steem = a shitpost = 0.00001 $

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I think the idea is brilliant--you're offering value and service. You guys, @davinci.witness and @utopian-io, are great entry points for those newly introduced to Steem. (Yes, I have voted for you as witness.) That first positive contact with a client is more persuasive than any ad.