Founder Wooshii, Founder Snowbombing, Mentor at Mentorcamp.
Ask me about video, marketplaces and general startup pain points
When we started Wooshii we did very little to build supply. It was all about demand.
Our theory was "Build enough demand and finding supply is way easier."
It meant we didn't have to engage our community in other, (most likely distracting ways)
You can always deal with demand in an unscalable way early on. FInd some trusted suppliers to pick up the majority of the demand.
It worked out for us as we are service led. The last thing we wanted was a massive video community and no work for them
Another way to have done that might have been to create a sort of Single Player equivalent. Choose the side that has the most pain and help ease it with some other tool.
Of course with product or inventory type marketplaces supply may be the way forward - building an inventory of scarce collectables ( as eBay did) then allows you to start itching your product to the demand side
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I'll be calling Fergus again. Wonderful resource.
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Not only one of the nicest but also extremely efficient and productive.
He does this by giving clear expectations and his can-do mentality.
It is an honor and a pleasure to work with Fergus, always.
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Great to work with, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. (Rather easy on the eye too)
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In my time working with Fergus on multiple occasions - once with him as a mentor - I found Fergus to demonstrate a great aptitude in media, marketing and video crowdsourcing.
He has an excellent understanding of agency and startup dynamics and is forthcoming with sharing knowledge and wisdom gleamed from his considerable experience in the space.
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Watch his current business Wooshii closely as they change he face of professional crowdsourced video.
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Working with Fergus and the team at Wooshii is always a great experience.
Fergus helped me progress from print to digital and gave me my first ever brief.
After 12 years, we're still strong friends. This proves that Fergus is a great leader, with strong ideas and drive to make them a reality!
Fergus is passionate about what he does, and committed to making it work. He is of the new breed of networker and producer that can work from anywhere and any time zone, and can multi-task efficiently and to deadline with a capacity that never ceases to amaze me. His professional ethics come from a solid grounding in film and TV and a desire to make a clients project happen.
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I've enjoyed working with Fergus, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services (and therefore those of Wooshii) to friends, partners, and clients in the future.
I appreciate this guy and the attention he gives to his clients and projects that concern others. He is interested in creating a quality, functional website, and listens to input from all. In so doing, he has created a unique and needed service to creative freelancers around the world! Thanks for your hard work Fergus.