Boosting FunAdvice a Social Advice Service

Jeremy Goodrich has recently launched a site called FunAdvice – a social advice service.

This professionally designed site provide some very interesting services. Here is what Jeremy has to say for our interview questions:

Your full name and location

1)       My full name – Jeremy Goodrich, the site’s full name is FunAdvice
2)       Vision behind the site – Social question & answering, where you can get honest advice from friends. The site combines some of the features of social networking sites such as myspace or friendster (friend lists, private messaging, avatars, photo browse by location, sort by male / female) with question & answering capability such as Yahoo Answers, Yedda, Answerbag, or Askville. The site is a unique blend of features, with easy integration from your personal photo library into your questions, which makes it more fun & interesting the more content you add to your profile page. There is a revenue sharing feature which can be used in conjunction with the FunAdvice widgets so that people can both ask questions and drive traffic to those from their blog, thus adding value to their blog & earning money at the same time.
3)       The site was initially launched in March, 2003. In September, 2006, the site was redesigned to include many of the features, functionality, and current GUI that is live on the site now. Today, the site has more than 13,000 members, and more than 30,000 answers.
4)       In the past, I’ve been an employee at many different companies (TrafficLeader, now publicly traded as part of Marchex, Did-it.com, InfoSearch Media which is also NASDAQ listed, and Yahoo) and I’ve co-founded eight different companies, two of which have been sold. My day job for the last thirteen months has been free lance consulting for my eighth company, Asenyo, a boutique SEO consulting firm. With my free time, I help manage the FunAdvice community, and promote the site primarily through word of mouth.

My full name – Jeremy Goodrich, the site’s full name is FunAdvice

What is the vision behind this site?

Vision behind the site – Social question & answering, where you can get honest advice from friends. The site combines some of the features of social networking sites such as myspace or friendster (friend lists, private messaging, avatars, photo browse by location, sort by male / female) with question & answering capability such as Yahoo Answers, Yedda, Answerbag, or Askville. The site is a unique blend of features, with easy integration from your personal photo library into your questions, which makes it more fun & interesting the more content you add to your profile page. There is a revenue sharing feature which can be used in conjunction with the FunAdvice widgets so that people can both ask questions and drive traffic to those from their blog, thus adding value to their blog & earning money at the same time.

Where do you want to go with this? Have you had any other successful websites in the past? Are you doing anything else at the moment?

The site was initially launched in March, 2003. In September, 2006, the site was redesigned to include many of the features, functionality, and current GUI that is live on the site now. Today, the site has more than 13,000 members, and more than 30,000 answers.

When did you launch it?

In the past, I’ve been an employee at many different companies (TrafficLeader, now publicly traded as part of Marchex, Did-it.com, InfoSearch Media which is also NASDAQ listed, and Yahoo) and I’ve co-founded eight different companies, two of which have been sold. My day job for the last thirteen months has been free lance consulting for my eighth company, Asenyo, a boutique SEO consulting firm. With my free time, I help manage the FunAdvice community, and promote the site primarily through word of mouth.

Certainly has a lot of potential. I wish Jeremy all the best with his site.

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