This post will announce the relaunch of https://steemgigs.org and explain some of the core elements of our ecosystem. It will touch on its history and discuss its current state. Then, it will highlight the role of teardrops tokens within the steemgigs ecosystem.
steemgigs.org - A revolutionary steem-based freelance services marketplace & dream-building ecosystem, with its own knowledge-base, community and 'an untalented paradigm'.
All aspects of the code is open-source:
- Front-End: https://github.com/steemgigs/steemgigs
- Back-End: https://github.com/steemgigs/steemgigsServer
- Android App: https://github.com/steemgigs/steemgigs_android
If you want to read everything about https://steemgigs.org and its grand picture, below is a post written some 8 months ago, containing some 10,000 words:
"Steemgigs.org" is dedicated to my mum who passed away in Nov 2017. It is a gift to mama Earth and by its means we will build many noble dreams.
If you didn't know about steemgigs' history, here is a quick summary:
- #steemgigs start more than 2 years ago.
- The first #steemgigs task request was created by @kus-knee more than 2 years ago.
- The first successful SteemGig happened more than 2 years ago.
- The first SteemGigs testimonial post happened more than 2 years ago.
- SteemGigs has a community on discord with more than 5000 steemians.
- Steemgigs.org Alpha began some 9 months ago.
- Steemgigs.org is a freelancing marketplace built around the steem protocol.
- The steemgigs.org slogan is "everyone has something to offer".
- SteemGigs has a witness called "steemgigs" to support steem
- Steemgigs witness used to provide a public RPC node (It stopped doing so months ago, when 256GB RAM requirements was becoming insufficient and it was becoming necessary to upgrade to 512GB RAM)
Past/Recent Interest (By Steemians) In SteemGigs
Did you notice that a successful steemGIG happened some 2 years ago?
@kus-knee had created a custom request at the time, to which @fisteganos offered his service. @fisteganos got paid in SBD and then went on to earn an additional 394 $ from his eventual SteemGig Testimonial post.
More recently, @acidyo brought a similar topic up in this post; Why VoiceOverPete should join Steem! Looking at the comment section of that post, you will notice that steemians still remembered SteemGigs.
See these screenshots:
Here is some passionate video(s) evidence of interest in steemgigs, from the past.
The Relaunch Of Steemgigs.org
Finally, we are announcing the relaunch of steemgigs.org for use. Today, March 23, 2019.
We will still maintain 'alpha status' in this release, then continue further development on the go.
The current steemgigs.org version has evolved tangibly from its former state. We admit that development has been slow but this move to relaunch it can be considered a milestone because it constitutes a spark. From henceforth, we will only move ahead.
In this version, the main aim was to display the expanse of our vision to every visitor, this includes users, potential investors, advisors, venture capitalists, web developers etc. This means that even where some features or functionalities have not been entirely built, the framework for these features have been added to the website with a 'coming soon' status.
A key way of presenting our vision thus, was with our new landing page. It looks like this:
Each visitor to 'https://steemgigs.org' should be able to attain full insight into the expanse of our vision, right from our landing page.
Things You Can Do On STEEMGIGS
Whether you an expert or non-expert, you can offer a service in exchange for STEEM, STEEM Dollars, Steem Power or 'for free'. SteemGigs has an un(dis)talented paradigm. This means that on SteemGigs, everyone has something to offer.
We maintain a repository of gigs (services) offered by 'a community of reputable great minds'. We have a vibrant community, heartily seeking to help you 'build your dream'. We don't only offer you talents; we offer you a like-mind, a SteemGigger, a dream-builder, a brother. Visit https://steemgigs.org, to locate that special someone.
Create A Custom Request Or Microtask
"Do the dreaming, leave 'the building' to us". Where you can't find the 'exact gig' that fits your need, you can create a 'custom request' or 'a microtask request' and we will actively seek out reputable great minds from our community who can help.
On STEEMGIGS, content is queen. A core aspect of SteemGigs is our knowledge-bank, a repository of niche-based information borne out of experience. We welcome content-contributions for our users. This content ranks in the search engines and is published to the steem blockchain, before a large community. Where your content attracts likes (upvotes), you earn in Steem or Steem Dollars and in the near future, the teardrops smart media tokens.
Curate And Interact
On SteemGigs, everyone has something to offer. You can also visit SteemGigs for the sole reason of interacting with its community. One way of doing so is by curating content. This means that you can find posts to read, like (upvote), leave comments on etc right there on https://steemgigs.org
How We Stand Out?
You have successfully reached STEEMGIGS, a revolutionary freelance services marketplace & social network connected to a decentralized steem blockchain, with the power of Fiverr, Upwork & Freelancer combined. SteemGigs removes all barriers to entry in relation to 'building a dream', by implementing an 'untalented & community paradigm', in association with a token economy. Whether it is an innovation, vision, enterprise or business and it is yours, we consider it 'a dream' and it is about 'your dream' for us. As a result, we will go beyond just getting you the right freelance services. We want to play an active role in historical history as part of your noble dream. On STEEMGIGS, everyone has something to offer.
How Else Do We Stand Out?
Besides the obvious advantages of steemgigs.org as a freelancing service marketplace, derived from its using of the steem blockchain protocol, below are other salient elements that make us really stand out:
- We have a token economy that allows users to earn for their content, in addition to 'services rendered'. (This applies to both clients and freelancers).
- No third-parties merchants and its associated fees.
- No censorship. (meaning your gigs can't be deleted).
- We have an established and reputable community.
- We know our community and it is an actual community.
- Steemgigs is content-driven.
- There is room for non-experts, who want to be freelancers
- You can find free GIGS.
- You can earn from doing microtasks.
- We are affiliated to a larger community of steemit.com users.
- You can pay/earn for services for/with SBD, Steem, Steem Power or 'via a steem upvote'.
- We have a knowledge-bank, that maintains a repository of expert-knowledge, borne out of real-life experiences.
- Your STEEMGIGS content ranks in the search engine too
- If you are a client, you get more than a freelancer. You get a like-mind, a reputable great mind, a dream-builder and brother.
- You can have a stake in the company by virtue of the teardrops SMT.
- Certified users can earn UI-perks and other exclusive benefits
'Surpassinggoogle' As A Core Paradigm Of SteemGigs
Every participant of our ecosystem will eventually become a 'dream-builder' (SteemGigger), building their dreams and those of others.
To accomplish this, we have created a bank, for 'deposits & withdrawals' of all the bits & bytes that one will ever need to build any noble dream (however limitless). We will vault all this knowledge in our bank, in the form of unadulterated excerpts from the brains, lives, experiences of 'reputable great minds', specific to every niche, field, industry, expertise etc. By means of your incessant contributions, we will surpass Google (attain limitlessness), reshaping the worldwide web with the freshness of our awesomeness. @surpassinggoogle
'Un(Dis)Talented' As A Core Paradigm Of SteemGigs
On steemgigs.org, everyone will have something to offer. Yes, even non-experts will be able to offer gigs, for free or at a lower cost, known to clients. This way they can offer gigs, hone their expertise in the process, gain confidence, all while attaining higher levels of expertise by availing of expert niche-based knowledge from our knowledge-bank and consultation from veteran members of SteemGigs BROPRO services.
The Role Of 'Certified Uloggers' In The SteemGigs Ecosystem
- All exclusive UI-perks on SteemGigs will be available to only certified uloggers. However, every(any)one can become 'certified'.
- Each certified ulogger will have a 'certified' status also, on steemgigs.org
- All video tutorials across SteemGigs will only be done by certified uloggers.
- Most algorithms e.g related to profile-suggestions etc will be inclined towards 'the certified'.
- SteemGigs will only feature and recommend 'the certified'.
- 'The certified' will have access to exclusives chats etc and will play an active role in the development of our ecosystem including aspects of the teardrops tokens distribution
Other Special Highlights From The Current Steemgigs Version.
We have started the framework for a core aspect of SteemGigs called 'BROPRO'. This page will display certified users who are willing to offer expert consultancy services in exchange for the teardrops tokens
We hope to use this page to create some utility for the teardrops tokens even now, prior to the inception of the SMT protocol. At this stage, we will populate this page manually. In the future, it will become an exclusive UI perk available to 'certified users'. Read more...
A Microtasks Economy
We also began the framework that will integrate 'a microtasks economy' into SteemGigs, starting with a basic 'create a microtask' post-editor and a 'microtasks display column' on our homepage.
The microtasks economy especially helps non-experts to 'grow in their confidence and hone their skills or talents while transitioning into experts, all while being able to offer a service'. Hirers will also be able to 'pay with vote', which on its own is powerful. Read more...
A Linkedin-like Economy
We have also began the framework for a 'linkedin-like economy'. SteemGigs as an enterprise should be capable of involving 'everyone' organically. A core aspect of our model is 'removing all barriers to entry in relation to dream-building'. Thus, we have started enhancing the SteemGigs search-engine to be able to locate 'related user-profiles' to a user's search query, where a user can't find 'an exact gig'.
Besides, another core aspect of our model is 'steem growth'. To this effect, we must be able to unveil 'the wealth in our steem community of reputable great minds' and organically involve every steemian in the steemgigs.org ecosystem, whether they are active on steemit.com or not. Thus, we are building our search engine mechanism to be capable of scanning the entire steem blockchain for potential talents/un(dis)talents.
The Teardrops SMT
The teardrops tokens will power the steemgigs.org ecosystem in conjunction with the 'steem currency'. The teardrops token will be an SMT in the future. This means, that among other utilities, it will form a 'token of influence' on steemgigs.org
We have started integrating the teardrops token into the current version of SteemGigs. This means that even now, you will be able to offer or pay for gigs using the teardrops tokens
Since we are working on adding the keychain browser extension soon, you will be able to easily transfer the teardrops tokens, when you want to avail of gigs etc
Unlike conventional freelancing service marketplaces, SteemGigs is very content-based. Recall, the 'surpassinggoogle paradigm' mentioned earlier? 'On Steemgigs, content is queen'.
We would seek to serve the search engines incessantly with our testimonials too, in full-blown testimonial posts that will be displayed on a designated column on our homepage.
See a recent example of a Steemgigs testimonial written by @kus-knee. He has availed of this gig by @airmatti. (In some cases, @kus-knee may even be able to raise the funds to pay for the gig from the testimonial article as every content created on steemgigs.org appears also on the steem blockchain to a large community of curators)
Where @airmatti decides, he can decide to document his entire 'delivery process' using a series of testimonials, maintaining transparency, opening himself to more clients/opportunities and most of all, improving his overall 'real reputation'.
Upcoming In The Coming Weeks
In the near term, we will focus on making sure the current version of steemgigs.org is bug free. Being that steemgigs.org is very content-based, our first focus is to make sure that users can successfully use every post-editor on steemgigs.org (We have some 18 post editors across steemgigs.org)
As we attain a certain 'stable' state, we will look to add some of the following features/functionalities/enhancement:
- Enhance the 'search by profile' aspect of our search portal.
- Add a basic BROPRO page.
- Add the teardrops tokens wallet.
- Add video tutorials across steemgigs.org
- Integrate keychain wallet.
- Enhance URL-preview for social shares.
- Add steemconnect and keychain 'wallet transfer' capabilities.
Near Term Plans.
Still in the near term, we will work on a raising a budget to begin stage-2 of our development, during which we will begin to build core features and functionalities, to open up steemgigs.org to the world as a whole.
In a coming release, we will begin to add a 'sign-up with email' option, to seamlessly onboard a mainstream audience onto the SteemGigs ecosystem, until they get their steem account.
We will also look to add features like internal messaging, optional escrow, personalized feeds etc. Some of our core features will have to wait till the SMT protocols begins. However, we will continue to integrate the teardrops tokens into our ecosystem in the near term, so that it begins to be usable.
As SMT approaches, we will begin to establish a solid team and a respective 'team announcement' will follow'.
Long Term Plans
One thing is for sure, on steemgigs.org we will innovate dynamically and incessantly to make sure we become a 'theater for dream-building and a home for every(any)one'. We want to play an active role in historical history as part of every noble dream.
Note that steemgigs.org is directly linked to two other steem-interfaces under the umbrella of the teardrops SMT ecosystem, namely 'https://ulogs.org' and '@macrohard'. Being that the teardrops SMT will power all three interfaces, we will be able to relay a more established 'long term plans', when we have become abreast with the dynamics of the SMT protocol.
We will look to make an announcement related to our 'long term plans' in the coming months. In the meantime, please go through a series of articles here to gain insight into the concreteness and evolution of our 'grand picture'.
Our witness name is 'steemgigs' to represent; "everyone has something to offer". You can vote for the 'steemgigs' witness to support us. Simply visit https://steemit.com/~witnesses and upvote 'steemgigs' or click here to vote via steemconnect.
Where you are interested in contributing code to other project under the teardrops SMT ecosystem e.g 'https://ulogs.org' and '@macrohard', you can take on unassigned tasks on the Ulogs GitHub account and send an email to email@example.com if you are interested in @macrohard
Finally, if you are a potential advisor and one who can help with directions, suggestions and connections, please join in too by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To conclude, an inevitable way of supporting the SteemGigs project is by using 'https://steemgigs.org'. It is for everyone, so kindly visit it today.
Join The Community
See what our beautiful community is saying:
Then, here is a short talk that discussed 'the SteemGigs project' recently, which took place on Utopian's Idea Hub:
We have more than 5,500 steemians in our community. You can join us too by visiting these links:
Besides, staking the teardrops token for influence on these interfaces, these tokens will have many other uses. We will incessantly and dynamically innovate ways for this to be the case. This will be discussed in details when the teardrops SMT colorlesspaper is published.
In the coming days, we will publish a mini 'colorless paper' for the teardrops SMT, covering 'the now'.
The teardrops token is also currently on steem-engine but only a small portion of it was issued and on the steem-engine market, to help us gain insight into the 'dynamics of the tokens on an exchange'.
https://steem-engine.com/?p=market&t=TEARDROPS (Currently priced at 0.1 steem each)
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Your boy Terry