Engineered brand building for social media

#4 Product of the DayNovember 09, 2017
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SelfMade helps people build their brand on social. Our platform is driven by AI, CV technology, artistry and passion. We connect members with expert and affordable professional image editors and brand strategists, elevating their digital presence. The results are organic follower growth, business opportunity and increased revenue.

  • Octavian Costache
    Octavian CostacheJello Labs, Inc.

    Easy and magical self-branding for my instagram


    Nothing really

    Was a really early beta customer... really high touch get-to-know me platform... They've done a great job at taking my random photos that I added and building them into a coherent and great looking internet / instagram presence for me. <3

    Octavian Costache has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    amazing product, incredible team. they really get it and are able to make something people love


    nothing really

    This product is really helping people -- with developing, nurturing and furthering their brand identity...that's no easy feat. Brian & the team really understand customers. They've thought about every possible thing with this version and have put the best thought and resources forward on it. Really awesome user experience.

    DanielleCohen-Shohet has used this product for one month.
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Brian Schechter
Brian SchechterMaker@bschechter · Co-Founder and CEO at SelfMade
Hey PH, Building SelfMade with my co-founder Zach Lloyd and the entire SelfMade team over the past year and a half has been the most exhilarating and rewarding experience of my life. Our goal is to support a new wave of entrepreneurs to achieve their goals. We want to help people to be the creative directors of their lives, not the social media managers. We're so excited to be launching on PH. Check it out here, and let me know what you think. Check it out here, and let me know what you think. Join the waitlist and email me at and I'll set you up with a free social strategy session. -Brian
Soraya Darabi
Soraya Darabi@sorayadarabi
@selfmade @bschechter amazing work Brian and team
Noah Friedman
Noah Friedman@noahsfriedman · New Ventures |
Capitalizing on what the market wants and needs... amazing work, Brian and team.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Very interesting, although I'm not sure how I feel about this. Public social media is already highly curated. Does this lead to less authenticity? Thoughts, @bschechter?
Brian Schechter
Brian SchechterMaker@bschechter · Co-Founder and CEO at SelfMade
@rrhoover Valid question. Thank you! SelfMade supports authentic expression. Our members have more unique and true-to-self brands on social because of SelfMade. We're democratizing the experience of being a creative director and having a social media team. Try it out. Our members are looking for ways to express themselves and create new opportunities. Their social presence serves as their resume or storefront and they want it to be on point.
Michael Musgrove
Michael Musgrove@mbmusgrove · Marketing guy.
@bschechter @rrhoover It's digital marketing for individuals. The level of authenticity is up to each person using the service, and what they're trying to portray. In a sense, it's what people already do: build an online persona/brand they're happy with (like the ones who decide to consistently use social media, and place a value on it like the potential customers of this app would) and then try themselves to amplify it. Who knows how genuinely "authentic" they are other than the user, though? But, as you know well, building audiences is time-consuming and difficult for most people. This app/business is a personal marketing firm, and will help them do basically what I do for companies, which is to grow audiences, increase social media numbers where desired, amplify messages, increase reach, penetrate deeper, hit KPIs, optimize, etc... in a more sophisticated and focused manner to grow their "brand." Difference is, my aim is to dramatically increase revenue and decrease costs. I don't know what their end goal is.
cacarr@cacarr · PDX resident. Linux. Gadgets. Puppies.
@bschechter @rrhoover If you're a freelancer of some sort, promoting a business, or otherwise selling something, I can see the utility (these services do, however, already exist for such people and business entities). Social media are already so thoroughly infested with insufferable, self-promoting narcissists -- be they social media "mavens" of some sort, or life coaches/gurus, or what have you -- that I'm fairly sure I don't have positive feelings about this.
Brian Schechter
Brian SchechterMaker@bschechter · Co-Founder and CEO at SelfMade
@rrhoover @cacarr Our members fall into the bucket of freelancers of some sort....What other services you're thinking of? The ones I've seen are prohibitively expensive for most freelancers. SelfMade offers affordable, pro-quality support in building a brand.
Chris Frantz
Chris Frantz@frantzlight ·
Bold design, well done.
Dre Durr💡
Dre Durr💡@dredurr · Growth is the only thing that matters
Dope Design 🚬🚬 Your messaging does not clearly tell the user what is in it for them.
Brian Schechter
Brian SchechterMaker@bschechter · Co-Founder and CEO at SelfMade
@dredurr Thanks for the comment, Deandre. We're working on the messaging. The core idea is that being a SelfMade member gets you the experience of a social media team in your back pocket. The benefits include a cohesive brand, saved time, more authentic followers & engagement. We're going to keep working on making the messaging land. Thank you.
Holl Tms
Holl Tms@l_stms
@bschechter your company is a joke! It’s full of scam artists. Your edits are elementary. Your brand managers add no value. I recommended your service to my ceo and you did nothing but waste our time. Your team couldn’t even provide a basic value like optimizing the profile bio or providing hashtags. In one month we received one usable edit. On top of that, your scammers charged us an unauthorized $1000! Though we sent multiple emails requesting cancellation of the membership, your team did not comply and illegally charged our account unauthorized amounts....TWICE. This type of behavior starts from the top. You should be ashamed! To all businesses considering this company, DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY.
@bschechter @l_stms They will also ask you for your log in password for your account. They will not use the FaceBook login invite. They you to give them complete access through your password (something you should not be giving out, especially since FaceBook makes it easy for them to have a login that you can track their activity.)