Professionals you need, from people you know

#2 Product of the DayMay 01, 2017
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Bryan Irace
Bryan IraceMaker@irace
Excited to share a new product (and new team) that I’ve been helping build for the last year or so. Prefer aims to help you find all the professionals you need through people that you already know and trust. No more open marketplaces with 3.5 star ratings from strangers, or on-demand apps for professional services that you’d prefer to find via a friend. No more bidding against less qualified “professionals” in order to get new clients. We’re aiming to empower professionals to build relationships with their clients and grow their business through referrals, rather than be commoditized by platforms that prevent relationships from happening. Prefer is a better way to build a client base, manage logistics, and grow a small business by primarily doing what you do best, without spending a disproportionate amount of effort worrying about “lead generation” or advertising. Prefer is invite-only and NYC-only, for now, as we build an initial trusted community, but we can’t wait to open things up further.
Aneta@aneta21 · Creative Director•ASL Specialist/Poet
@irace ya! im on the waitlist. I so cant wait to try it. Im based in Brooklyn
Richard Liriano
Richard Liriano@richard_liriano
Hey @aneta21 use invite code KAGE 😉
Bryan Irace
Bryan IraceMaker@irace
@aneta21 Try now!
alex kwon
alex kwon@alexyoungkwon · oneminute
@irace I really like the concept. Happens irl all the time. What's the main incentive for users to post referrals about the professionals?
Marc Cenedella
Marc Cenedella@cenedella · Founder, Ladders
@irace congratulations Bryan!!
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Ahh, a Thumbtack/Yelp competitor. It makes a ton sense to build a professional services network around the way we operate IRL: asking friends/trusted people for recommendations.
Narek Vardanyan
Narek Vardanyan@narek_vardanyan
@rrhoover also does a quite good job getting recommendations from friends/trusted people.
Need this in LA and SF! What's the timing look like for those cities?
Niv Dror
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
Now I can find a... 🐶walker 👶sitter 💇stylist ➕more!
Kaben Clauson
Kaben ClausonHiring@kbclauson · Co-Founder, Aop App
@nivo0o0 Ha! Nice.
David Carpe
David Carpe@passingnotes · Thinker & Layabout
nextdoor has been building a neighbors referral network for ages now and it's getting really good - how do you plan to challenge the install base of nextdoor, or facebook (where this also already happens)?