Since the advent of Social Media. Companies have been bombarded with demands to police employees private social media accounts because of guilt by association and reputation management. Along the way freedom of speech has paid a price because employees like to get mad at bosses and might post something online that is seen by more than just the intended audience. Nowadays that can end in terminations, lawsuits, and hard feelings on all sides. Then there was Webtalk Social Media.
What if there was a way to keep your social and professional images separate without multiple social media accounts? Would it be worth checking out another new social media startup if you could choose who gets to see what you are doing professionally and who is privy to your latest rants, personal opinions, and what you had for dinner last night? Enter Webtalk, a truly unique system built for professionals with a private side.
In our Webtalk Social Media Review, we hope to cover reasons for adding a new brand of social media to your busy life.
Webtalk is a growing startup social media network which has been in Beta Testing for all of two months and has already gained more than 600,000 Beta Pre-launch members and has climbed to the ranks of the top 64k sites on Alexa.com. User engagement is strong and the content is flowing beautifully and as strategically designed and they have yet to release all of their features yet.
Among the most amazing features that have been released already in Beta with a full version pending is a referral program that allows the average user to make a silent income just sharing their social profile with others. When you share your profile and others join the totally free to join the program you get a 10% share in the revenue generated from that user for life.
If that user brings friends to the network you get a 100% match or 10% of their value as well down a remarkable 5 generations. That being said WebTalk will pay out 50% of its advertising and sales revenues to members starting now.
As you can see from the image above promoting your profile has very high conversions. I sent an e-mail to 15 friends and gave my profile link to another also by e-mail and had 2 new members within 24 hours off just 16 free invites.
The fact is I have a personal network of over 200 people and a professional network of over 20,000 and growing. This blog post will reach thousands more and there are more than 2 billion people I will never personally reach left for me to aim for inviting. In the explainer video, it is stated the average user is projected to be worth $10 a month in revenue to the company and an average $1 per month per referral to each referring member.
If you bring 10 friends you can make $10 a month for just socializing but what happens if they do the same?
Webtalk as stated pays on 5 tiers so if you bring 10 who bring 10 you now have 110 people in your network paying you an average of $110 a month for life. If they to bring 10 add 1,000 network members and $1,000 a month to your pockets as well. That’s $1110 a month off just 3 levels of 10 people who know 10 people and you don’t even have to tell people about the business opportunity end. People come here because their friends are here and because the boss can’t see pictures of last night’s party unless you tag them in or open that share to them.
UPDATE: I found a post today that clarified that the 5 tier commissions are for BETA TESTERS ONLY and will not be available after the launch to anyone not in on the Beta Testing Phase so Lock in your commissions today! Once they launch every new member gets straight commissions if they join the affiliate program.
Webtalk Review: Are they Mobile Ready?
I have already used Webtalk via smartphone and the system works well but official apps for Android and iPhone are still in the works with a release promised soon.
Webtalk will be one of the most downloaded mobile apps on both iPhone and Android in a matter of hours after the launches as the user base of over 600,000 members is largely on the go professionals looking for a way to network professionally while keeping their private life close but not too close.
“With the momentum we have Webtalk will be #1 next year” is the bold statement of RJ Garbowicz, one of the company founders in this morning’s status update.
This coming month there will be some major unveiling and added press coverage as the brand continues its romp towards one million members. Those new outlets will see a mix of people using the site that ranges from Mom and Dad bloggers to just mom and dad, from Fortune 500 CEO to a home business owner and affiliate marketer like me. All of them enjoying every minute of not being bombarded by SPAM, the ability to discuss virtually anything in private without the boss listening in, and being given the freedom to network both professionally and personally within the same social circle.
How does the Webtalk Social Media service generate revenue to pay members and support infrastructure?
Unlike Facebook and Twitter where data mining has been most of the income source business users will have the option to segment and connect in new ways with people in their network while expanding that network a connection at a time. With professional memberships offering a range of CRM (Customer Retention Management) resources as well as tools like in network broadcast and out of network messaging it has the ring of LinkedIn in terms of profits. It also has multiple advertising options and will boast an online marketplace projected to be a strong match for Amazon within the next 7-10 years.
Social commerce has been on the horizon for some time but nobody is attacking it in the manner in which Webtalk is. Nobody has successfully melded the marketplace for vendors with a single checkout along the lines of Amazon in a seamless manner on the scale already afforded to this young startup.
In previews to the advertising system, there will be opportunities to market everything from bubble gum to advanced SAAS applications. SAAS for those who don’t know is Software As A Service and is the platform for everything from online gaming to What’s App. It also covers big revenue generators like Content Management platforms and Team Networking infrastructure that operates in the cloud. Some of these systems cost companies in excess of $20,000 a month to maintain and will have the ability to be booked through the social marketplace at Webtalk.
This sounds good but are the promises realistic and backed by traffic data?
While it’s true that any promise can be made on the web before the traffic data comes in the early signs are promising that people will flock to Webtalk Social Media. In just the first two months live in Beta Webtalk has grown from the top 5 million sites on Alexa.com to the top 64,000 sites on Alexa. In addition, they now have over 600,000 new members and as mentioned they are still in Beta Testing with the training wheels on.
Active Users Report released 09/28/2018 Above and Alexa Ranks below from the same date.
What kinds of features and functions are present in the Beta?
While the launch date features have largely not been rolled out the shape of Webtalk social media is already looking awesome with the ability to share a photo, video, and even PDF’s and files with your select circles meeting your choice new engine that lets you choose item by item which network gets to see it. We have a system to tag people and brands and make them searchable later.
Instead of companies segmenting us and sending us ads and messages they choose we too have the power to segment brands and industries and turn on their new feeds when we please. It’s like searching through a room of crowded voices and only hearing the keynote speaker we came to see.
I love my professional profile as it tells who I am without oversharing and it allows me to choose if I would be open to new employment opportunities without alerting my current employer because you know I would hate to find out I was leaving me (JK).
Leveraging Relationships with Webtalk Social Media
In another comparison of best features with LinkedIn the Webtalk profile has the means to leave professional and personal recommendations on a user’s profile. These recommendations are custom and not limited to only listed companies and employer-employee type references. This is great for people seeking employment who may need a reference from a Pastor or Neighbor and for freelancers who work on more than one website but it is not practical to list all prior contacts under employers.
I sell services writing blog post for others for example and doing graphics like the red and yellow one you will see towards the end of this review and may have 50 to 60 of these jobs a year but they are not all contracted through my site, and not in any manner considered employment buy now the happy customers can still leave me a professional recommendation at Webtalk.
Summary of our Webtalk Social Media Review
I’m about to leave you with a couple of videos and my invite to JOIN US NOW! But wanted to give a quick recap of what to expect when you join free at Webtalk.
1. Professional Profile
2. Ability to segment the information you share so the boss gets a model employee and the friends get the party animal without tripping on your work stuff.
3. Improved privacy controls. You segment the companies segmenting you so you can filter the noise and Taylor your own message.
4. Cool New Revenue just from telling people Follow Me!
5. The chance to be a badass pioneer of the internet. No more of mom’s stories of I was there when Facebook was a Face Page crap and you can tell your kids I was Webtalk before the masses and here’s your college tuition paid by them.
You can find work, find clients, find love, find your next interview suit, and never have to let Mona see what you and Pam used to do. You can Taylor your personal and private lives and choose who gets to be a part of both. No more weekend in Denver photo becoming Piss test at work Monday. You can get mad at the boss with friends online and he only has to know if you choose to tell him too. It’s social the way you do it offline but online for the person on the move.
Now Join me there using the big red and yellow image above. Let’s enjoy Webtalk Social Media together.