What is Ello, Who created it, & Why?
Ello is a social media site for artists looking to connect with other artists. Ello allows people to post, share, and discover unique art. Many people use Ello to be inspired by other artists or to inspire other artists with their passions.
Ello began as a private social network created by a small group of inventors. This small group of creators made Ello because of their frustration with the negativity many artists receive in the big social media networks.
As it grew, the creators decided to come out as a PUBLIC network allowing anyone interested to make a profile to experience all that comes with Ello.
How can Ello help entrepreneurs?
Although Ello is not able to help every type of entrepreneur, artists specifically can benefit greatly from this site. Here’s why:
- Ello is AD FREE
- Social media sites that are run by advertisers allow companies to buy and sell your personal information, BUT that won’t happen on Ello!
- Ello allows you to CONNECT
- Artists can easily connect with other artists to collaborate.
- Ello is in BETA
- There are constantly new features coming out, assuring that these artists will be using the best of the best features to post, share, and discover artwork!!
- Coming soon…
- Ello is working on a feature to allow artists to buy and sell their artwork to other users directly.
These three details alone make entrepreneurial artists able to get their name out there, and eventually even make a profit, without worrying about being taken advantage of.
I think this is a great tool with an interesting perspective on entrepreneurship. I don’t think most people view artists as entrepreneurs, but, I believe, they are. Frequently, artists aren’t hired by big firms or corporations, they are on their own, left to create something that hopefully appeals to buyers. Artists have to create their own products, that incorporates their own individual brand, while still pleasing the customer and selling art. It’s a tricky business that takes true passion and entrepreneurial talent. Thus, Ello is a great tool for entrepreneurs. As artists are trying to create their own brand and gain inspiration this is the perfect place to look to for help. Ello seems to be a great productivity tool.
I can see the benefit of this product for entrepreneurs who may be looking for a logo or web design art when they are not very artsy themselves. Even if they are extremely creative it is cool they can connect with others in their same situation to better their product or service.
Ello seems like a really great idea and appears to have a lot of potential for the future. I personally have heard from friends who are artists with high recommendations to download the app, and did so after reading your article. The fact that an individuals information is not distributed or sold is another perk, and reinforces the perception that it is serious about art and artists both.
As an aspiring entrepreneur specializing in social networking I’ve been keeping an eye on Ello. Never really picked it up, however, I would be wrong to say there is no need behind it. Its very unique, and almost has a kind of rebellious feel behind it.