Why We Started This Company
Everyday people have things they need to get done but can't due to time or skills constraints. NeedTo is the future way we will get things done by turning the marketplace upside down by having workers and businesses come to them. A one-stop shop for users to outsource all of their Needs, whether it be hiring a plumber, maid, designer, tutor, or lawyer. Users select offers based on profiles featuring peoples' skills, reviews, and experience, but also badges for affiliations and social good.
What Sets Us Apart
Never before has their been a website where people can post all of their Needs and promptly have people vetted from their community bid to help fulfill those Needs. NeedTo's competitive advantage lies in the trusted go-to site for everyone to outsource all their Needs. You don't need to remember 20 different sites. NeedTo is a socially-good, transparent, and open for everyone platform, which leads to more strategic partnerships, and community evangelists.
Our Keys To Success
First of all just awareness, since the founder is using his savings and credit card to pursue his passion, doesn’t leave money for much marketing. So just getting the word out, thanks Crowdfunder, this helps. Second is changing people’s current behavior of getting needs met. Everybody I share NeedTo with loves the concept; it is just not their current habit of finding someone to help. Just getting someone to remember to use it the first time.
Traction has beed incredible! In just our beta launch nearly 2000 registered users in Austin and the press has really picked up our cause with quite a bit of buzz.