I love this platform, it's the first time in history (I think ;) that we are owners of our own social media platform, in which we can invest by buying Steem, we can earn our stake here by creating content that people like and their upvotes make us money, and we even get paid for voting! But what's missing in my view is the demand side for Steem!!!
If we all get our Steem appreciated by the fact that companies are buying advertistments here on Steemit and they forcefully have to buy Steem in order to advertise here, why not accept them!!! That money is for us!!! We will be benefited in proportion to the amount of Steem we already have!
IF we're being beneffited by the advertisments we might see on Steemit, by banners, links, etc. Do we still think they will get in our way to finding and enjoying great content? How upset could we be if we see the value of our wallets grow exponentially?
I know there's this "promoted" section, but who sees it? I don't think it's working. We need the advertisments and banners on our own "Home" page and on the "New", "Hot", and "Trending" section.
I CERTAINLY wouldn't mind them if they make my Steem more valuable... It's for all of us!
PLUS there's something that has been nagging me about Steemit... If you don't "Power Up" your steem, your steem is being inflated constlantly and that's where the money comes from for paying content creators and curators... But in this scenario what's happening is that the investor's money is being used to pay content creators and curators AND there's no real use case for Steem (the coin)... We need to sell advertisments in order to create the demand for Steem that will create scarcity, which will in turn appreciate it's value.
If there's no business side to using Steem, then this makes me think of a Ponzi Scheme, and I may be wrong but if we're using investor's money to give it to content creators and curators we're only redistributing money from investors to creators... And when investors dry up? Where will the money come from?
I believe Steemit has the potential to become the Next Generation Social Platform... But why wait on accepting advertisments?
Plus, who would you think that would like to advertise here?? Only companies in which the demographics of Steem users are interested in!!!! We would see Cryptocurrency Exchanges, ICOs, New Platforms, New Business Models, Hiring Advertisments for Blockchain companies... Wouldn't you like an easier way to find these companies which are also looking for you??
It's just my opinion, but I truly belive that when Steemit starts accepting advertisments as the other social media platforms do, the prices of Steem are going to go to the roof!!! (More like, to the moon)
If you like the proposal Upvote it and let's see where it leads!!