I’ve spent the last two days with my head in a bit of a spin.
I’ve been overwhelmed by your support and your belief in our community.
There’s a lot of love in this room! ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you all so much for stepping up, supporting your community, and becoming People Like Us Founders.
I saw a post where a number of our members said they are hesitant about subscribing.
I do understand why.
You said you hadn’t yet been able to find an exchange.
You have bigger alternatives to People Like Us.
You don't know that you'll find an exchange in future.
All fair points.
You have the option of remaining on the site as a Trial member.
Absolutely, you can wait and see what happens, and join later when you find that exchange.
As a Trial member, you will be able to do almost everything you can do now including messaging Premium members (unless they opt out).
While you won’t be able to use your Globe if you have one, I will hold it for you for a limited time in case you join later.
You can choose to subscribe later when you’ve found an exchange.
If you believe in what People Like Us stands for ...
If you enjoy being a member of our community ...
If you want us to be successful ...
I humbly ask you to consider supporting your community by becoming a People Like Us Founder.
We can’t do this without our Founders.
I have set big goals for People Like Us.
I have already this morning spoken to my marketing company and asked them to prepare to start our SEO campaign in two weeks.
SEO is tricky, expensive and takes time.
It will take a significant portion of our funds.
The goal is to be in top 3 when people search for “home exchange”. Our average current position is 42.5.
We need people to see People Like Us when they’re searching for home exchange.
We need them to see our message.
Our goal is to add 10,000 new homes to People Like Us before People Like Us Founders Day, 14 June 2024.
Most importantly, we want to do it while maintaining our People Like Us spirit.
We started at 3890 homes on the morning before I opened subscriptions.
The goal ramps up over 3 years:
6390 by PLU Founders Day 2022.
9390 by PLU Founders Day 2023.
13890 by PLU Founders Day 2024.
I know there are risks.
No one expected the pandemic. It could extend.
Our competitors are large, with enormous marketing budgets and equally large marketing teams.
Competing is not going to be easy.
But we have something that they don’t have:
The People Like Us community.
This is going to be a lot of work, but a load of fun as well.
If we work together, we will be successful.
If we tell our exchanging friends …
If we post about People Like Us on our pages and in our groups …
If, when we post in other groups asking for an exchange, we use our People Like Us home link instead of that bigger competitor …
We will get to our goal.
And they will be the right sort of home exchangers.
People who care about home exchange.
People who share our values.
People Like Us.
Each action may only bring one new PLU.
But the likelihood is that that person will make a great PLU!
And they in turn will ask their friends too, if they like what they see here.
And we know they will!
We know how good the People Like Us community is!
We know what we stand for. What our values are!
We absolutely can be the best home exchange community in the world.
I’m so looking forward to it! 😃
Let's get started!
Join us as a People Like Us Founder!
Contribute to our success!