What does your business do?
Omnipapers provides reviews of the most popular essay writing
services on the market
When and why did you start the biz?
I started on February 2014. I confess to having used essay writing
services back in college - and by the time I graduated I was as
close to an expert in that field as one can get. Mine is a tricky
business - no one wants to tell if they've used this kind of
service, so I wanted to give this subject a bit of transparency.
How Many People are in your Company?
Where's your office?
I work from my apartment, using utrack to collaborate with a co-
founder of OmniPapers.
What's the toughest part of running your biz?
Finding all kinds of sponsorship for this project is tough. We never
ever charge for reviews, so we sometimes collaborate with bloggers,
other times we're creating education-related content for external
websites (but always leading back to Omnipapers).
What's the most fun part?
We get more visitors each and every year, we also sometimes get
emails from people, who thank us for what we do. But they usually
prefer to stay anonymous.
Anything you would have done differently?
I would've probably focused more on networking starting from the
What's next on the horizon for your biz?
I'm considering a more aggressive monetization. Once again, reviewing
websites for money remains out of question, this product should
remain free in order to stay objective. So this question is kind of
hanging in the air.
What advice do you have for others?
Grasp every opportunity that you get. You'll have plenty of time to
reconsider or say "No, I don't really want it" as you're moving with
a new offer or project. Don't drop everything just because at this
particular moment you're not exactly sure.
How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
So far, I use Idea Cafe for inspiration and ideas (tautology, but
still). 99% of time I really don't know what I should do and where I
should go with my project. It's nice to know it's not just me.
School (where, still in school, degree)?
Prior jobs or business?
Copywriter, web editor, private tutor
What are your pets' names?
Maximilliana Simona Prima (tortoise)
Do any of these pets help with your biz?
My tortoise is super-helpful - it's not distracting me at the wrong
Is there any one person or event in your life that led
you to go into business for yourself?
It wasn't any particular event. I just don't think hypocrisy is
something to be proud of, so instead of making kids blush quietly
when they push "order" on essay writing websites, it would be fair
to at least let them know who they're dealing with and let them
make an informed choice.
Anyone you publicly want to thank?
Marilyn Monroe, if you're reading this, I think you're gorgeous! By
the way, that song "Every baby needs a da-da-daddy" rocks!
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