NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Founder Bill Haig created WebReel.com in 2011 to simplify the process of researching topics on the web. After a brief hiatus for military service, Haig teamed up with client experience guru Vlad Khomutov to bring the original WebReel vision to life.
WebReel eliminates the unnecessary steps between curiosity and knowledge by giving anyone with a passion for a subject a platform to showcase their knowledge. This is achieved through curated collections of links, photos, locations, video, and book reviews. These collections, called WebReels, can then be rated, followed, shared, and stored on the WebReel platform.
It's the first online marketplace for collective knowledge where anyone can sell their knowledge without the hassle of setting up their own ecommerce platform.
Anyone can use WebReel to build and share their knowledge for free, and the WebReel team is committed to keeping the platform free for open knowledge sharing. For those looking for more control over buying and selling, pro accounts can be activated with the flip of a button. Pro users enjoy all the benefits of the free WebReel account plus additional features like the ability to sell their WebReel at a price of their choosing.
Like Wikipedia, WebReel content is powered and reinforced by a knowledgeable, passionate community. Content creators simply create a profile and, with no particular skills required, build their WebReel with drag-and-drop simplicity.
WebReels are rated by the community for usefulness and accuracy, giving knowledge-seekers an at-a-glance overview of a WebReel's credibility.
That social aspect extends far beyond ratings systems and forms the core of the WebReel experience. By giving users a single platform to showcase and sell their knowledge, WebReel acts as a personal online storefront. With links to each of their other social media accounts and commerce built in, WebReel creates a single url that content creators can share with their audience.
For each WebReel, comments are built into the experience. Celebrities, YouTube stars and anyone with an audience can now not only share ideas and knowledge, but they can directly engage in conversation with their audience without having to rely on another service.
WebReel makes it possible for YouTube creators to engage both their YouTube followers and Twitter followers on one platform, with the ability to sell directly to those customers from the same platform. They can set their own price, accept credit cards and receive payment directly to their bank accounts without having to be an e-commerce expert.
It's a great way for social media power users to monetize their expertise, for professors and grad students to capitalize on their knowledge, or for curators to create a single, cohesive online identity.
When founder Bill Haig created WebReel, the mission was clear: there was no marketplace for knowledge on the web. Haig joined the Army in 2011, but wasn't initially able to dedicate the time and resources necessary to realize the WebReel vision. In 2015, Haig finished his Army service and realized that the need for a knowledge marketplace had only grown. He recruited renowned serial entrepreneur Vlad Khomutov. Along with Bill's brother and original co-founder Pete Haig, the WebReel team is now positioned for a public launch five years in the making.
WebReel hopes to do for e-commerce what Square did for the point-of-sale. Interested users can sign up for an invite now at WebReel.com.
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William Haig, Founder