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Does Zaarly Fill a Social Media Need?



Ever said to yourself, “I’d pay $10 to someone to grab me a coffee?”, or ever thought that you aren’t making enough money from the people around you?

If  the above resonates with you, Zaarly should be the social media marketplace of your dreams.

Zaarly is a virtual marketplace that lets you posts jobs, items or needs, and lets the community respond if they can meet these needs.

Essentially, you make requests to your local community, or find local work for yourself.

In its own words, Zaarly is a two-way community-powered process. Naturally, this should help some people find some good work and contacts, all of which should be local. Of course, this might be a best case scenario.

Here’s the problem: Too many people will use this in frivolous ways, and enough people will take up pointless tasks. When this happens, real connections won’t occur. Consider my question about paying someone paying $10 for a coffee. Do you see this happening?

To me, Zaarly orbits forums like Homestars and Angie’s List, and adds an extra layer of pointlessness to them.

The whole idea of earning money from those around you won’t necessarily have appeal to every community. If it works great, but the concept seems strange compared to other networks that dabble in this kind of thing.

Any social media network that asks people to pick up pizza for them for a couple of bucks doesn’t have much appeal to me.


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1 Comment on Does Zaarly Fill a Social Media Need?

Daniel Pearson said : Guest Report 5 years ago

Hey Chris! Thanks for writing the article. I always love hearing input from people who have checked out our marketplace / actively use it. I would have to agree with you that a $10 coffee delivery is not awe-inspiring, value adding, or really even priced to the point where someone would want to do it for someone else :) I'd love to answer any other questions you have and perhaps I can speak to what our vision for this company is a bit more clearly than the, "I'd pay ____ for ____." marketing pitch portrays. My email is daniel@zaarly.com. Feel free to shoot me a note whenever. Regards, -Daniel

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