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£51
pledged of £5,000pledged of £5,000 goal
2
backers
46days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 10 2019 8:04 PM UTC +00:00.

About

What is Slashy?

Slashy is an upcoming Social Media platform that is dedicated to providing a workplace for independent freelancers and small to medium scale businesses. Slashy will be split into two main sectors: Business and Personal. 

The Personal Sector will allow you to offer freelance services such as Web Development, Graphic Design and more... You can also post jobs which other users can 'bid' on in order to complete your project for you. Additionally, our personal profiles will come with multiple features such as our Free Digital CV/Resume creator which literally does what the name says. One of our favourite features is that with a personal profile you can apply for jobs posted on our platform however, it won't just be any job application. Our system will have your created Resume/CV on hand and will submit that for you, as well as that you will also have options that will allow you to submit your portfolio with the application, so all you need to do is answer the main questions as the rest will be completed automatically

With the business sector, we decided to go down the route of making your page as customisable as possible. There will be a small fee to unlock certain business features, however, that will go towards keeping our platform operational. On the business profile, you can attach team members and give them permission-based privileges based on the user. You can also customise your branding and colours on your business page from our page customiser. Our favourite feature with the business profiles is that you can add profile widgets which will make your profile look different to all of the others. For example, if you owned a restaurant you could use our menu widget to display your menu, you could then display a review widget where users can review your food and service, and finally you could enable our contact widget where users can contact you via a contact form which will be sent straight to your business profile. Other widgets include digital stores, announcements, job applications, service tips and more.


Where did the idea come from?

From working in the freelancer market ourselves, we know how difficult it can be to get jobs and promote your service. We took this problem upon ourselves and this is how we came up with Slashy. Our main goal is to eliminate the process of going to multiple websites for different services. For example, if you want to sell a non-exclusive product you would go to Company A, but then if you want to offer your exclusive products you would go to Company B and to promote your products you would go to Company C. Our platform will eliminate most of the middlemen in order to make the market easier to access and promote.


What platform will it be accessible on?

Our platform will mainly be accessible online and upon release we will only have a web-based platform accessible, however as we grow we are looking to focus on an iOS and Android version before finally making a version that you can download on OS X, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS. Depending on the amount of people that support our versions we may also release editions for Browser add-ons.


What am I supporting by investing?

By supporting us for the most part the money will be going towards UI designs as that is what will be the face of our company. We also need to fund developers and servers that will help our platform run without any issues.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest Challenge is funding, running such a large-scale platform will require a lot of money in server fees and operation costs. There is a risk that parts of the project will not be ready upon release and our deadline may need to be extended in severe cases. However, we are confident that we have the team behind us to make this project possible with the correct funding and planning.

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    Upon release of the platform your personal profile will be issued a 'Backer' medal which you can show off. Upon clicking the medal you will be able to see what you did in order to gain the medal.

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    As well as getting a 'Backer' medal and the Ultimate Freelancer role, you will also get access to our Ultimate Business role which will allow you to create up to 10 linked business profiles with unlimited widgets. With the business ultimate role you can also upload unlimited items to the store.

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    As well as the Permanent Business and Freelancer Ultimate plans and the 'Backer' medal. You will get access to our 'Investor' medal which is available to people that pledge £150 or more. You will be able to show off your medal on your Personal profile. You will also be able to have frequent calls with our team to input your ideas for the platform.

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