The scalable marketing agency.

Blending the best of human creativity with the power of robot automation.

EQUITY
FUNDING
GOAL
USD
100k
0% 100K
7% 500K
20% 5M
Soft Cap
40% 15M
60% 33M

Viral Octopus specializes in digital solutions and modular marketing services for
small and medium-sized enterprises

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Problems Business Owners Face

01 Small and medium-sized enterprises struggle to manage a Digital Marketing plan
02 Effective Digital Marketing strategies require specific knowledge and skills
03 Finding, managing, and training new employees takes time and money
04 Working with agencies and freelancers can lead to uncertainty

How We Can Help

  • Provide a successful implementation of digital marketing solutions
  • Select top creatives in the industry through an Automated Human Resource Management System
  • Utilize a matching algorithm to create teams based on their certified skills, performance, and passion
  • Manage the team, do the work, get the job done, and help scale the business
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Use cases

How Viral Octopus saved Silvia $2,250 USD and two months of work

Silvia
Marketing Manager
 

How Viral Octopus saved Oscar $1,432 USD and one month

Oscar
Entrepreneur and environmentalist
 

How Viral Octopus saved Soo $2,715 USD and one month of work

Soo
Dental practice owner
 

How Viral Octopus saved Brett $11,811 USD and one month of work

Brett
Sushi restaurant owner
 

A swimwear company outsourcing digital marketing services to a traditional Agency

  • Silvia is the Marketing Manager of a swimwear company based in California
  • To launch their new collection, the company plans to utilize storytelling in a series of emails to send to their consumers
  • Silvia researches digital marketing agencies near her to implement her campaign strategy. After 15 days, she settles on a proposal that includes: 12 automated emails, sent once a week, reports tracking ROI, and 2 months worth of automation. This will cost her $3,600 USD
  • The digital marketing agency launches the campaign in 15 days
  • Silvia, takes 15 days to choose the right proposal.

Silvia spent $3,600 USD and two months of work to launch the campaign

A swimwear company outsourcing digital marketing services to a Viral Octopus

  • Silvia is the Marketing Manager of a swimwear company based in California
  • To launch their new collection, the company plans to utilize storytelling in a series of emails to send to their consumers
  • Silvia visits the VO website, selects her preferred Gig of 1 email per week at $450 USD/month, fills out her payment details and brief, and downloads the VO app
  • Within 48 hours, VO’s algorithm will assemble a team to work with Silvia on her project. They connect through a call and hash out the details of the campaign
  • Within 4 days, the campaign launches and the first email is sent
  • The cost of 3 months worth of content is $1,350 USD
  • The VO team launched the campaign in 6 days

Silvia saved $2,250 USD and two months of work

An e-commerce company outsourcing digital marketing services to a traditional agency

  • Oscar is an entrepreneur and environmentalist based in Copenhagen
  • He is ready to promote his new collection of insulated reusable bottles with the creation of a landing page, SEO, and monthly analytics
  • After a month of deep research, he settles on a creative advertising agency with the proposal: 1 landing page design with monthly analytics. This will cost him $2,100 USD/month
  • The agency launched the landing page in two weeks
  • In 1 month, he will spend $2,100 USD

Oscar spent $2,100 USD and one month of work to launch his website

An e-commerce company outsourcing digital marketing services to a Viral Octopus

  • Oscar is an entrepreneur and environmentalist based in Copenhagen
  • He is ready to promote his new collection of insulated reusable bottles with the creation of a landing page, SEO, and monthly analytics
  • Oscar visits the VO website, selects his preferred Gig of a landing page design and optimization for $668 USD/month, fills out his payment details and brief, and downloads the VO app
  • Within 48 hours, VO’s algorithm will assemble a team to work with Oscar on his project. They connect through a call and hash out the details of the campaign
  • VO launched the landing page in two weeks and began tracking analytics
  • In 1 month, he will spend $668

Oscar saved $1,432 USD and one month of work to launch his website

A dental practice outsourcing digital marketing services to a traditional agency

  • Soo owns a dental practice in New York City. She wants to promote brand awareness on Facebook and rank better on Google searches
  • Soo spends 7 days researching agencies who specialize in customer engagement
  • Soo contacts her first choice to inquire about their rates. 7 days later, she agrees to a proposal of 4 blog posts per month, posted once a week and website optimization at $1,800 USD/month
  • The first blog post is launched in 14 days
  • Soo’s website begins to rank higher in Google searches within 3 months
  • In 3 months, she will spend $5,400 USD

Soo spent $5,400 USD and one month of work to launch her campaign

A dental practice outsourcing digital marketing services to a Viral Octopus

  • Soo owns a dental practice in New York City. She wants to promote brand awareness on Facebook and rank better on Google searches
  • Soo spends 7 days researching agencies who specialize in customer engagement
  • Soo visits the VO website, selects her preferred Gig of 1 blog posts a week, posted on Facebook and website optimization at $886 USD/month, fills out her payment details and brief, and downloads the VO app
  • Within 48 hours, the VO team contacts Soo. They connect through a call and hash out the details of her social media campaign
  • The first blog post is launched in 7 days
  • Soo’s website begins to rank higher in Google searches within 3 months
  • In 3 months, she will spend $2,685 USD

Soo saved $2,715 USD and one month of work

A local sushi franchise building an In-House Team

  • Brett wants to promote his sushi restaurant franchise in his hometown, Sydney
  • Brett spends 1 month hiring a team. He hired a Marketing Manager, who is an expert in Facebook and Google Ads, and 2 part-time freelancers, a Copywriter, and a Graphic Designer
  • Brett spends $6,000 USD/month to pay his team and promote his business on Instagram
  • Brett started the process from the ground up
  • After 3 months, he has spent well over $18,000 USD

Brett spent $18,000 USD and three months of work to start his business

A local sushi franchise building an in-house team with Viral Octopus

  • Brett wants to promote his sushi restaurant franchise in his hometown, Sydney
  • Brett visits the VO website, selects his preferred Gig of 2 Facebook Ads at $476 USD/ month, 2 Google Ads at $750 USD/ month, and Instagram management at $837 USD/month. He fills out his payment details and brief and downloads the VO app
  • Within 48 hours, VO’s algorithm will assemble a team for Brett
  • Brett starts the process with the VO team from the ground up
  • After 3 months, he has spent $6,189 USD

Brett saved $11,811 USD and one month of work to start his business

Target size

Digital Advertising Spending (in billions)

USA
100.795
 
ASIA
60.774
 
EU
46.974
 

Market size

USD Billion
Estimated Global Gig Economy
%
of the global workforce
will go freelance by 2027

Roadmap

White Paper v2.3

Conducted an in-depth description of processes, roles, and economies of scale for the first decentralized marketing agency

January 2018

Viral Octopus “flat” v0.1

Uploaded our first 20 products online, integrated the recurring payment system, and set up the magazine and podcast section on the website.

1st Quarter 2018

Viral Octopus “malibu” v1.0

Successfully integrated the automatic onboarding system with the first four roles defined. Specialists can test run the application, sign an NDA contract, and fully access their dashboard.

2nd Quarter 2018

Pilot

The first team of specialists and clients accessed the platform with the first gig executed with success.

3rd Quarter 2018

Viral Octopus “Sunrise” v.1.5

Released the first communication system on the desktop, iOS, and Android for optimal collaboration between clients, specialists, and the VO team.

1st Quarter 2019

Viral Octopus “Ulu” v.2.5

Launched Experts platform where experts can assist clients with strategic consulting. Implemented tracker and revenue share system where experts and ambassadors can share a lifetime of revenue for their contribution when a gig is sold.

2nd quarter 2019

Viral Octopus “Padang” v3.0

Launched Virtual Spoke to integrate the key functionalities of a business in a single management tool. Includes communications, project management, operations, financials, and analytics. Implemented an algorithm to pair specialists with clients based on their certified skills, performance, passion, and workload. VO continues to expand on the core team.

3rd quarter 2019

Start Marketing Activities

VO began to promote our platform to onboard experts, ambassadors, and clients. The Fundraising Roadshow hits the road and VO team attended several global events. VO partnered with major media outlets to provide marketing services to their customers.

4th quarter 2019

Private Sale

VO begins the first steps to run token private sale.

1st quarter 2020

Whitepaper

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Team

Viral Octopus is made up of a team of highly motivated and experienced professionals

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The Web Summit, the Dream, the Community, and the nine dots that change everything. Road to Lisbon

Here we are for a new update.  Coming up with a great idea is hard. Launching a startup is even harder. Launching an innovative startup is a mission. Launching a disruptive startup is a fight to the death.  You will swing from a state of euphoria to deep depression.  Each day that passes without a victory will grind you down, and your wallet will become thinner as you nervously spend without any certainty of results. From the chair you have glued yourself to, you can see mediocre advancing.  Meanwhile, you are always there, working day after day towards a seemingly ever-receding goal, but you know that you are surrounded by people who are working hard alongside you to make the dream come true. Do you believe? You know it will be a great thing and you are not the only one who realizes the immense potential of your idea and your effort.  Sharks sniff the blood miles away. And here you are exhausted physically and mentally and someone arrives with a grin offering you money and/or help, and little by little, they try to take everything.  These have been some incredible months. We suffered defections, missed promises, and attempts to steal the code, but we have broad shoulders and with a strong shake, we freed ourselves, albeit with some scars. And then one day …  Those 9 dots, at the top, right of the screen. What are those dots? Victory! Salvation.  A shining paradigm of excellence to replace a world of shifty charlatans, slick self-credentialed hustlers, and unwitting incompetents.  This is the entry point for the Viral Octopus Business Manager, where H.alg resides, the heart of the platform. Il Business Manager (Alpha) Skype, Trello, Asana, Analytics, Social Insight, accounting management, email, then with Zapier you connect everything and everything works, except when the apps are disconnected and you have to reconnect them while skipping all the processes.  You lost 6 months, but now you have found sanctuary.  Everything is working very well unless one of the tools changes the rates and / or the APIs. And then you get to do it all again. But you are ready. What if there was an all-in-one solution that included: Chat A Killer Project Management tool Analytic Dashboard (coming soon) A Wallet A Community of Experts, at your service, managed by a Robot who is able to offer you the perfect team for your project, selected from the best experts on the market?  It is now easy to manage a business with all these tools. Just let Halg find the perfect people to do the work, create a team, observe the procedures, give them a little information, and you’re done.  Say HELLO to Viral Octopus v.3.5 “Lisbona” (beta) (Launch November 4, 2019)  With Viral Octopus Lisbon you can manage your projects and purchase packages that will automatically generate Team on demand to help you where you are most lacking. And you can earn real money by becoming an Ambassador. Or just join the community to stay informed about all the market news and bleeding-edge marketing strategies, techniques and tactics, thanks to our Community of Experts. The Community Speaking of Community … The Viral Octopus Bootcamp, which opened its doors to everyone for the first time with a charity event, “Nomads for Change”, in Bali in collaboration with Nomads Limitless, has just ended.   It was a huge success: more than 300 wonderful humans from all over the world, twenty-one speeches and workshops over 2 days in a splendid villa in Ubud, in the Balinese mountain.  We chose Bali because it is the world capital of remote workers. If you did not have to go to the office every morning at 9:00 am, where would you choose to live? Join our community of digital entrepreneurs and digital professionals: Bali Digital Nomads.    If you did not get a chance to join us in Bali for “Nomads for Change”, the next opportunity is in Lisbon, at the Web Summit. Help us grow the Community and we might pay for your ticket! Read on for details. Web Summit   After the RISE Conference in Hong Kong, it’s time to make ourselves known on the other side of the world. The Web Summit is one of the most important startup events in the world.  All the big projects have been there and now we’ll be there too..    We have two goals for the Web Summit. Grow the Community by fishing from a pond full of brainy fish that can change the world, and find funds to make the platform more efficient, to feed the virtuous circle of excellence.  On the investor side, we hope to give an important announcement soon. Work in progress … On the Community side, we decided to go crazy.  The first give-away from Viral Octopus.  We ask you for help to reach a valuable milestone: 1000 new members. In return, the most successful Ambassador will win a ticket for the Web Summit worth 1,500 euros. But it is either all or nothing.  The deal is simple: the Ambassador who recruits the largest number of new Community members wins the ticket, but only if we reach 1,000 subscribers.  In reality, we all win, because 1,000 new brains can only enhance our collective competence by 1,000 times. Participate now.   The post The Web Summit, the Dream, the Community, and the nine dots that change everything. Road to Lisbon appeared first on Viraloctopus - The house of digital excellence..

Introducing H.alg: disrupting the outsourcing market

Comparing Delegation Solutions possible: Marketplace Vs. Agency Vs.Viral Octopus There are dozens of more or less effective delegation solutions. Contractors and their clients to collaborate remotely. Fiverr, PeoplePerHour and design99 allow independent freelancers to offer their services at a base price. Then, there is a myriad of marketplaces, that, to a certain extent are either successful or vertical such as Behance for Visual Designers and Codementor for Programmers. If we consider that an estimated  50% of the workforce will be freelance by 2027, we can imagine that many more initiatives will appear in the market. These marketplaces, while offering partially different business models, all have four elements in common: Tasks and services are approved upon reviews The job board is open to anyone The client is responsible for the management and selection of each service offered Services are by a single independent freelancer Agencies. Many are structured as is: they hire and train their staff, then delegate a surplus of work to freelancers working under them. An agency’s main objective is to optimize profit by leveraging cost reduction.  Viral Octopus is different because we’ve created a completely new model. Rather than outsourcing platforms, Viral Octopus is a platform made for freelancers that meet a criteria takes charge of management and creation is a collaborative space where freelancers work in teams Rather than operating like agencies, Viral Octopus does not hire personnel does not have to optimize profits host best professionals in the world without a physical office space Pros and cons of delegation solutions. Viral Octopus, Marketplace scalability, agency care. Marketplace  Pros The speed, wide variety, affordable costs, and the guarantee of withholding funds and reimbursements, are without a doubt the great drivers of success for these marketplaces. Users enter the platform, type out a role in the search box, then click “submit”. A list will appear and those with stars on their profile indicates the quality and reliability of their work. Freelancers with good reviews receive a constant flow of leads at no cost. Cons Those who have tried the service can understand that at times it can be difficult and time-consuming to find the right freelancer for the job. Clients have to put their trust in a single person who may unexpectedly decide that they no longer want to work on the project. And the search for a new freelancer begins again. Luckily, the review system offers a great way to help clients keep freelancers responsible for the project they agreed to collaborate on. The more good reviews a freelancer has, the more projects they are able to get. In addition, the assessment is sometimes diverted from the information asymmetry. Customers don’t always have the skills to evaluate a result. Agencies Pros Agencies are more structured. They guarantee greater customer care, training a team of salesman and customer care specialists to keep their clients happy. Agencies dedicate teams to a specific project and if someone on the team is no longer available to help, they are often replaced rather quickly. Clients never have to worry about how the project is executed. They just need to evaluate the final output. Freelancers/employees don’t have to worry about managing any loss or their reputation. Cons Agencies are confined to a specific space. They have offices where employees come into work, meaning, their employees must already live in the surrounding area or be relocated. It is not always possible to find employees who have all the necessary skills within a useful radius. Thus, sometimes they have to be satisfied with the risk of lowering expectations to meet demands. When there is a lack of expertise within the company or if there is an overload of work, agencies rely on external freelancers. Doing so puts them at risk of losing freelancers on any given day without the bandwidth to find another freelancer in advanced. Inevitably, the risk, also in this case, is to lower the quality and accuracy of the final result. Additionally, agencies have many costs including commercial, office, accounting, project manager, just to name a few. These costs are then reflected in the client’s project rate. Viral Octopus  Pros Companies find everything they need in the marketplaces that aggregate freelancers, with the same money-back guarantees. The project is placed in the hands of a team and not the individual freelancer, getting the typical agencies’ level of customer care at a fraction of the cost. The evaluation of the freelancer’s work is in the hands of a company and not just of the client. Cons This new model may cost more than hiring a freelancer. Those who are not used to working remotely, doing video call conferences, or accepting the absence of offices can find the transition difficult. Robots make Viral Octopus different from marketplaces and agencies. The objective of companies is not to hire people or agencies.  Companies want to delegate part of their business processes to someone they trust to achieve the best possible result, within the budget and time frame defined.  Viral Octopus meets this need. Companies look for the task, buy it and a structured team performs the task. Simple, fast, transparent price.  What makes Viral Octopus different from a traditional agency? The answer is: robots and scalability. H.alg selects the best possible team in the world. H.alg is a complex algorithm, as well as the heart of Viral Octopus. With H.alg, Viral Octopus is able to select the best team possible for the project by choosing the best professionals according to many parameters such as: skills performance suitability track record passions willingness language time zone Let’s get a little more into the operation without revealing trade secrets. Professionals must pass a test to be part of the system. We’ve provided for a test for every role that’s needed. The test consists of 30 randomly selected questions from a  large pool written by the community and validated by the Viral Octopus team.  It includes psycho attitudinal, logical, and technical tests. At the end of the test, the professional complete a survey where they list their experience passions availability language time zone The score obtained in the test will place each professional in a ranking that categories them by experience, passion, role, and performance.  How does the ranking work? Powered by passion. The project is in the hands of those who really care. The ranking is updated over time according to several parameters, the most important are: peer-to-peer evaluation to assess aptitude and performance the client’s evaluation of the project the test itself responsiveness reliability Each of these macro-categories of evaluation is composed of several factors with different weights.  At the end of each month, the Viral Octopus team receives an anonymous evaluation sheet of the other components that considers communication, teamwork, and performance.  The client receives an evaluation sheet of the work done that month that considers: punctuality, communication, and keeping the promise. The average of each evaluation compared with penalties composes the ranking.  The ranking, in turn, is divided by experience and passion.  When the client selects the task to be performed, they fill in the brief, and H.Alg will search the database for team members to match according to their language, role, passion, and skills.  The top three team members that match the ranking will be sent a request to work on the project. If the first match is not available, the request will be sent to second, then third, and so on until the team is composed.  This makes for the best project team in the world. This is Human Creativity powered by Robots. The post Introducing H.alg: disrupting the outsourcing market appeared first on Viraloctopus - The house of digital excellence..