How Viral Octopus saved Silvia $2,250 USD and two months of work
How Viral Octopus saved Oscar $1,432 USD and one month
How Viral Octopus saved Soo $2,715 USD and one month of work
How Viral Octopus saved Brett $11,811 USD and one month of work
Silvia spent $3,600 USD and two months of work to launch the campaign
Silvia saved $2,250 USD and two months of work
Oscar spent $2,100 USD and one month of work to launch his website
Oscar saved $1,432 USD and one month of work to launch his website
Soo spent $5,400 USD and one month of work to launch her campaign
Soo saved $2,715 USD and one month of work
Brett spent $18,000 USD and three months of work to start his business
Brett saved $11,811 USD and one month of work to start his business
Digital Advertising Spending (in billions)
Conducted an in-depth description of processes, roles, and economies of scale for the first decentralized marketing agency
Uploaded our first 20 products online, integrated the recurring payment system, and set up the magazine and podcast section on the website.
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.
The first team of specialists and clients accessed the platform with the first gig executed with success.
Released the first communication system on the desktop, iOS, and Android for optimal collaboration between clients, specialists, and the VO team.
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.
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.
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.
VO begins the first steps to run token private sale.
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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..
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..
Uluwatu (Ulu) is one of Indonesia’s dream waves. Long, big, powerful, barreling. You enter and exit a narrow cave with a crazy current that threatens to drag you into the rocks. It is risky and exhausting to attempt, but not surfing that wave means missing an opportunity to enter a sacred place. However, that place is not for everyone. For this reason we have dedicated this release to that place. The most complex and risky release we have faced to date. A thing that is not for everyone. Complex due to technical content and risky because the intrinsic difficulty has drained many of our intellectual and economic resources, with the risk of losing focus and availability. We believed in it and now it’s here. Here is what we developed. Gigs Navigator v0.2: your guide in the web Jungle Viral Octopus wants to become that sacred place where entrepreneurs find answers. From the birth of their first idea, going through the execution and the approach to the market, entrepreneurs have been overwhelmed with tasks. They must delegate. Finding teams, suppliers and negotiating the price only slows everything down and causes stress. Viral Octopus wants to become the only point of contact and the only supplier needed to realize the dreams of any entrepreneur at any level. The goal is to provide up to 1,500 different tasks / gigs within 3 years. Through Viral Octopus, entrepreneurs or aspirants will be able to open a company, a bank account, register a domain, find an assistant, develop leads, promote the brand, analyze performance, optimize the company and whatever else may come to mind. Imagine the complexity of choosing the right gig in this Kasbah of opportunities … But we want to simplify, not complicate. Starting from the assumption that only those who will be able to define goals, objectives and budget will complete the enterprise, we have developed the “Gigs Navigator”. Just select the goals and budget and Viral Octopus will show exactly the most suitable gigs. If a potential client is still uncertain, our super experts are available to consult. Did I say Expert? Who am I? Expert Hub v0.1 The Experts are curious by nature, the people who always want to know more. They are creative. They live by lateral thinking. They know how to listen, and are always able to find a simple and effective solution to the most complex problems. They are the thought leaders. They love to share their knowledge. They have the overall vision and know how to connect the dots. It is people who can, with a few sentences, influence the choices of an entrepreneur for the better and sometimes change the world. The Experts will write useful content in the area reserved for them. They can be hired to help with strategies, to solve a problem, clear up a doubt, or be recruited for Dream Services Premium Services for large companies. Hire an Expert The Experts join the Specialist and Strategist Collective to complete the offer. Above all, they will be the protagonists of a revolution in the world of blogging, creating new sources of knowledge for the public and revenue streams for themselves. CrowdBlog v0.1 and VO revenue streams What are VO revenue streams? Every time someone comes into contact with a useful content article, there is a “before” story and an “after” story. . A user could come into contact with some content because someone shared it, or because they saw an advertising campaign. After reading an article, (s)he could get interested in the subject and read another article by a colleague. At that moment (s)he could receive enlightenment and want to act by buying a Gig led by a fellow Specialist. All have contributed to the satisfaction, to the knowledge of the client and to the economic growth of the Collective. In the full spirit of the Community we share the burdens, honors and profits. The last three people involved in landing a client will receive a lifetime compensation from the revenue stream for that customer. They activate a passive income. Now, imagining an article that becomes viral, how many success stories, how many revenue streams will open? Imagine the potential endless earning opportunities! Become an Expert Ambassador Hub v0.1. Only if it is love. There are many ways to contribute to the Collective. Produce content and provide advice in the Expert function, run campaigns as Specialists or Strategists, or spread the Love we have for this job as an Ambassador. The Ambassador is an extremely versatile role. As described above, you will be able to share the content developed by the Experts, share the Gigs with those who need them, create pre-filled shopping carts, and be paid for your contribution. This description does not fully express the potential, so I will describe some scenarios. You are an influencers. Find an article that fits your audience and share it. You are a popularizer. Link your contribution to that of a Viral Octopus Expert. You are a professional and want to create a bundle of products for your customers using the gigs in VO. Create a landing page and add a link to a pre-set VO cart. Read a request for help in a Facebook group and link to content that can help. Your imagination is the only limit. There is a revelation I want to make, even if it is premature. We will send our leads directly to the best Ambassadors who will be able to personally spread the Creed, Passion and Skills … and make money. In short, imagine in how many ways you can open revenue streams and how many ways the Ambassadors can earn by contributing to the growth of the Collective. In conclusion, we are almost ready. Become an Ambassador Viral Octopus begins to grow into the reality we had imagined. As I write, the Collective grows. Freezing the status to date, we have: 478 Users 7 Experts 10 Copywriters 13 Facebook Specialists 5 CRO Experts 18 Strategists 15 Google Ads Specialists 3 Instagram Specialists 3 Web developers 7 Graphic Designers We are still far from the final goal of 100+ Giggers, 50+ Experts, but we are more than halfway to our first goal. Soon it will be time to put the car in motion. Experts will do what they like most, creating content, strategies and ideas. Ambassadors will feel gratified to do what makes them happy, to be among people and to communicate. The Giggers, the creators, will be in the place that puts a smile on their faces, in the workshop getting their hands dirty. All gaining fairly for the contribution they make in a trustless system. The algorithms will track, evaluate, and pay. An almost perfect ecosystem, which we will make perfect together, over time. One last bit of news. Viral Octopus will finally present our product in an official capacity to the world at the most important startup event on the planet, RISE Conference in Hong Kong, from 8 to 11 July 2019. In addition to looking for funds, mentors, partners and media exposure to aim high, we will cover the event with Live Interviews, AMA and live posting of the event. So, somehow, you will all be with us. Ad Maiora! The post Viral Octopus Beta v2.5 “Ulu” is coming appeared first on Viraloctopus - The house of digital excellence..
La prima cosa da fare era selezionare i migliori, indipendentemente dalla loro locazione geografica. Fin da tempi immemori, i riti di passaggio sono sempre stati segnati da dei test. Feature 1: il rito ed il test Per entrare nella Community di professionisti di Viral Octopus, non bisogna inviare un facilmente pompabile curriculum, un portfolio facilmente falsificabile o dubbie referenze. Bisogna passare un test che dimostri che il professionista abbia veramente esperienza, che abbia già affrontato e risolto le più comuni problematiche del day by day. Abbiamo creato un sistema di testing ed ingaggiato dei professionisti e psicologi top, per creare dei test che non siano solo legati alla mera tecnica, ma che considerino il team working e la propensione all’eccellenza. Passato il test il d’ingresso, è l’ora del rito di entrata nella Community. Il candidato dovrà firmare il contratto che comprende l’accettazione del Viral Octopus Geek Manifesto, il documento che pone le fondamenta della promessa del nostro impegno per la ricerca dell’eccellenza, non solo nel lavoro, ma nella vita. Per un mondo migliore. Feature 2: eccellenza attraverso la conoscenza condivisa Il professionista è a bordo e fa parte a tutti gli effetti della Community. Da quel momento sarà suo volere ed interesse far fede alla sua promessa di eccellere. Lavorando con team e talenti provenienti da ogni parte del mondo e di ogni cultura, come allinearsi? Come essere da subito un team? Il mio passato da giocatore di Football Americano mi è tornato utile: ci serve un Playbook! Un insieme di procedure e checklist da seguire per eseguire i task affidati al team in modo coordinato e preciso. Nasce la Sezione Guidelines. Per ogni servizio listato nella piattaforma ci sono delle linee guida su come operare, trucchi, strategie e precise istruzioni su come le varie componenti del team devono interfacciarsi. Ma non è tutto. I professionisti possono suggerire modifiche e miglioramenti che la Community può votare o meno per l’implementazione. Feature 3: tutto sotto controllo Houston, NON abbiamo un problema! É tutto sotto controllo. Quante volte, rivolgendoci ad oscure agenzie o trovandoci a contatto con clienti ansiosi, ce la siamo vista brutta? Roba da vivere con gli ansiolitici endovena 24 ore al giorno. Il budget che sfugge di mano, mai una risposta chiara, report illeggibili, tempi dubbi, fatturazione non chiare, rescissioni difficili. Avevamo un problema. Ora non c’è più. Ecco a voi il Viral Octopus Virtual Spoke V0.1. Immaginate Viral Octopus come la ruota di una motocicletta. C’è un mozzo (hub) che è al centro di tutto, nel nostro caso le linee guida ed i servizi. Poi ci sono i raggi (spoke) che trasmettono il movimento del mozzo alla ruota, gli spoke sono i team che eseguono i servizi e che si portano dietro il movimento (knowledge) del mozzo (hub). Il Viral Octopus Virtual Spoke V0.1 è un sistema integrato di chat per comunicare con il Project Manager ed ottenere in tempo reale il report delle attività, ed una Kanban Board che sarà il framework che il team utilizzerà per comunicare ed eseguire il lavoro. La promessa mantenuta, velocemente, al prezzo giusto e senza troppi pensieri. Cosa significa per te? Sei un imprenditore? Consegne tempestive. Notifiche puntuali sulle tue consegne. Sì, perché anche tu fai parte del team. Chiarimenti e report in tempo reale. Il lavoro fatto subito e bene. Sei un professionista? Compiti chiari e coordinati. Comunicazione semplice e veloce. Meno ore per svolgere lo stesso compito. La potenza è nulla senza controllo Rubando spudoratamente il famoso slogan di grande successo di Pirelli, posso riassumere quella che è la più grande release di Viral Octopus ad oggi: VO Beta 2.0. Gestire un business è un’attività pesante, complessa e dispendiosa in termini di energia. Da imprenditore, avevo un sogno… Delegare a qualcuno parte del mio carico di lavoro ed ottenere risultati di qualità, in fretta, in modo puntuale, sapendo a priori quanto budget allocare e che non mi costasse una fortuna. Il mio sogno è diventato realtà, grazie ad un’idea che nasce alcuni anni fa. Un’agenzia basata su una comunità di grandi esperti e specialisti, in grado di fornire tutti i servizi di qualità elevata, necessari per il successo di un business, grazie all’ultra specializzazione degli esperti coinvolti e mantenendo dei prezzi accessibili. Un’idea potente quanto ambiziosa. Ma come fare a controllare qualità, puntualità e mantenimento delle promesse? Dopo anni di studio e tentativi, abbiamo trovato la soluzione sviluppando un sistema integrato di selezione, project management, comunicazione e controllo, che permette ai team di specialisti, di lavorare insieme in modo efficace. Permette agli imprenditori, di partecipare al processo e verificare l’andamento dei lavori in real time attraverso quello che chiamiamo il Viral Octopus Virtual Spoke 1.0. Il mio regno per un Cavallo! Chiosava Riccardo III nel dramma shakesperiano mentre, durante la battaglia, veniva disarcionato dal suo cavallo e circondato dai nemici. A volte mi sento cosí: circondato da nemici, usurpatori, incapaci e sanguisughe, tutti pronti a farti a brandelli e sciacallare l’azienda. Ti è mai capitato? A quasi tutti gli imprenditori, o professionisti che conosco, è capitato durante il lancio di un nuovo prodotto, lo sviluppo di un sito, l’apertura di una nuova azienda, parlando con l’avvocato… Ad un certo punto, vorresti solo un cavallo per fuggire da tutto ciò. Partendo da un punto di osservazione avvantaggiato, essendo stato vittima di tali angherie sia da imprenditore che da consulente, ho provato a studiare un metodo che consentisse di offrire un servizio eccellente a quanti più imprenditori possibili, ad un costo sostenibile. Volevo inoltre, che il metodo desse la possibilità ai professionisti di lavorare con tranquillità e con una buona remunerazione. Non più ottimizzazione dei costi e massimizzazione dei profitti. #MediocritySucks! Quindi, ho cercato il modo di creare un’offerta vantaggiosa, senza dover avere un costoso ufficio e senza ridurre la capacità di scelta delle risorse al mio circondario, evitando di dover assumere centinaia di incontrollabili dipendenti, assunti da altri incontrollabili dipendenti e senza dover sudare sette camice lavorando con freelancer inaffidabili. Grazie per la tua fiducia, in Viral Octopus stiamo lavorando come dei matti per portare a casa il risultato. Stiamo procedendo secondo la nostra roadmap in modo preciso e puntuale. La prossima release sarà dopo le vacanze. Stay Tuned! Pietro, Visionary@Viraloctopus The post Introducing Viral Octopus Beta 2 appeared first on Viraloctopus - The house of digital excellence..