Can you turn social media following into a business?
Hi Product Hunters! The past year our little social media project has gained immense traction in our local market (Taiwan) and we're leveraging this to build a content platform for verified professionals to share their knowledge - what's more is we're building an entire healthcare business based on the following. Our big question to ourselves can basically be summed into the question below Media Company vs. Open Content Platform, what about a mix of both? How do you think about a curated quality content (Netflix) vs. freely expressed raw content (YouTube) How do you guys see this? Model media companies / org -> The Economist -> Quanta Magazine -> WSJ -> ft.com -> bloomberg Model content platform -> Product Hunt -> Reddit -> Quora -> Stackoverflow Other open media platform -> FB / instagram / youtube and the likes where people can openly / freely share stuff without targeted topics. Quick stat - grew >7x follower in <12 months on Instagram (@esenmedical) - https://instagram.com/esenmedical Shawn Co-founder @ĒSEN