Today we are proud to announce a new outreach effort to find and convert new Bitcoin users. I gave a preview of this during my presentation in Prague. Well, we are now live! http://lovebitcoins.org
Our goal is to aggressively advertise and reach out to new potential users, and convert them to becoming Bitcoin users. We will target Libertarian groups, Ron Paul supporters, foreign students, immigrant workers, gold and silver bugs, international business travelers, and more. The site will spend money on advertising the usability
of Bitcoins as an alternative to PayPal, debit cards, Western Union, and wire transfers. What it is:
A simple place for new users to get started
Focus on the ways to USE Bitcoins
Mostly geared to consumer users, but will have info for businesses also
A place to direct the media and reporters What it is not:
A Wiki or library all about Bitcoins
A directory for Bitcoin sites
Anything too technical in nature
Promoting Bitcoin as any type of Buy-and-Hold investment
We expect this site to start seeing high traffic starting in January, as we will be doing a special promotion with the man himself, Max Keiser! Max is committed to using his TV, radio, and internet appearances towards helping us reach our goal of 1 million users.
If you have a Bitcoin business, and you would like to be featured on this high-traffic website, click on the link that says “Become a Member.”
If you are an Individual and would like to have your name listed as a supporter on our site, click on the link that says “Become a Member.”
I chose the 1 million goal for several reasons:
- it will make any bans or fines irrelevant
- it will push larger businesses to adopt
- it will gain critical mass to snowball from
By the end of 2012, expect to see digital wallets from Apple, Google, and Facebook. However, right now, they have NO product, and we do. The next 12 months are perfect for Bitcoin. So if you see anyone, and I mean anyone, that is interested in a digital wallet, let's grab them. Grab them All!
My main project between now and January 1st is getting some starter kits ready for new users that will be coming from Max. We all realize that Bitcoin is not ready for grandma, but it IS ready to start expanding beyond the group of mostly unix hackers we have now.
I am building starter kits for people of different skill levels. If you would like to contribute ideas, please feel free to reply to this thread, or contact me directly. I want to put the most effort into the blue and black sections, and keep it as non-technical as possible. I do not think the technology is ready for the green users just yet.