Pasadena startup Powersharing is a network of people who are working together to lift each other up. When asked what their secret sauce is they did not respond with “if we told you our secret sauce then it wouldn’t be secret; now would it?” Instead they responded with,
Our secret sauce is not that secret at all. We love our members. Love is the most powerful force in the universe and when it is unleashed, nothing can stop it. In our community, our members give each other a boost in motivation, inspiration, and hope for a brighter future. We give them incentives, resources, and new, creative ways to share the power in their lives. Our partner organizations, businesses, and governmental bodies benefit from our growth and success.
They hope to bring people together to help solve everyday issues, raise money, support individuals and organizations, and to spread positivity around.
What is Powersharing.com?
Powersharing is a positive community where people come for motivation, resources, incentives, and to make a difference. It pays its members for adding useful content and for being active. One of its goals is to show how new media can generate money for non-profits, schools, and people.
In layman’s terms, how does it work?
People come to our online community for motivation, inspiration, useful knowledge, and resources. Our objective is to help them unleash their power within through this motivational community.
People join and earn points for posting positive content,
At the end of each month their points are converted to money. The purpose is to attract as much positive, useful, motivational, and beneficial content as possible in order to make life better for as many people as possible. As an economic engine, it generates revenue through advertisers/sponsors, and most of its revenue is shared each month.
Who are the founders and what are their backgrounds?
The founder is Reggie Salazar. His background is in Marketing Management and his experience in working with schools and non-profits led to a desire to come up with new ways everyday business transactions can generate funding for them.
Where are you based?
Powersharing is based in Pasadena, California and is planning to move into an office and content production/recording studio near downtown Los Angeles in October, 2012.
What’s the startup scene/culture like where you’re based?
The startup scene and culture where Powersharing is based is vibrant and robust. Located near Caltech in Pasadena and on the outskirts of Hollywood, the area is ripe with some of the brightest and most creative people in the world.
How did you come up with the idea for Powersharing?
The founder came up with the idea for Powersharing because he believed new ways to generate money and support for non-profits, schools, and people could be created in order for the world to become stronger and more vibrant. The advent of social media has only heightened the prospects of proving it can happen.
How did you come up with the name?
Power sharing means more people having more power to do more good in our world. This power sharing network wants our members to thrive.
What problem does Powersharing solve?
Most people have a need for love, for hope, to feel good, to be healthy, to be connected, to have dreams, and to have more resources in order to thrive and contribute to the well-being of others.
What’s one dilemma you’ve encountered in the startup process?
One dilemma we have encountered is attracting enough members who want to get paid for sharing powerful content in their lives. The bigger our community gets, the more good we can do by unleashing the explosive power of social networks combined with greater access to mobile devices for people throughout the world.
What’s one challenge you’ve overcome in the startup process?
One challenge we have overcome is the challenge of having a good website platform that includes sufficient functionality, ease of use, and robust features. After building several others, we finally have one we are comfortable building on.
Who are some of your mentors and business role models?
Some mentors and role models include Jorge Corralejo, founder and CEO of the Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles, Jesse Torres of the Pan American Bank in East Los Angeles, Anthony Robbins, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, and Steve Jobs, R.I.P.
What’s next for Powersharing?
Since the Powersharing Network is in its early stages of development, some of its immediate goals are to grow its membership, as well as to produce content that helps empower others to create their own content that is powerful, useful, and good for others. The goal is to become a premier destination for those who want and need greater power in their lives so that they can help make the world stronger, healthier, and more spiritually and financially sound.
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