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Re: Freebieservers.com - 75,000 Users and growing!
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2014, 10:17:21 am »

I would be interested in a share. Looks promising
Hey there,

Appreciate the interest. I've had interest from multiple users here willing to invest 2-5k each.
I am not yet sure about an ICO as am relatively new and I'd like to scale the business before I go for it.
I am in need of grants and PE investments before this goes public.

P.s - A grant from Spaw's Boost would be awesome! :P
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Re: Freebieservers.com - 75,000 Users and growing!
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2014, 04:05:04 am »

Just wanted to chime in and say this looks like a very promising project. Hope we can work something out Freebie! I'll be in touch.

Cheers,
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Re: Freebieservers.com - 75,000 Users and growing!
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2014, 05:00:55 am »


Hello,

>Our entire infrastructure runs atop 3 servers in America at the moment.
Each of these servers are paid for over a 60 day time period, post which they are paid for by themselves from ad revenues. We show a single ad to each customer that connects to our client every day via an ad provider and permit the user to avail the service for absolutely nothing during the rest of the time. Currently we generate 3 usd on every 1000 impressions we get on our servers. Each server attracts around 40-60k hits in average and thereby brings in 120-180 usd for the server and keeps itself sustainable.


So with 3 servers, you can handle 75k users? Is the 40-60k hits/day?

Is it already working with mumble?

Btw..nice site


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« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2014, 05:50:07 am »

I'll clear some misconception here.


1. We have a clientele reach of 75k spread across 5.5k  sign-ups. Not all of these users come online at the same time. Some servers use only 3-5 slots , some use all 14, some use none through-out the month. Running numbers with my partner the other day, in order to handle 75k users at the same we'll need to have 15 servers live - which we clearly don't have. What we did do though, is bring these users on board and keep some on wait list - explaining we'll permit access once we scale up /go global.  Post scaling we'll be able to bring them all on board together. So to answer your question, am I handling 75k users online at the same time with 3 servers? Definitely not. Its not possible with that kind of hardware, especially when you are running game servers. Luckily for us - not everyone comes online at the same time (except on sundays), enabling us to serve a wider crowd.

2. Do we get 60k unique ip's / hits a day?
    No we don't. The numbers I posted in the proposal were numbers from a tiny server I handle in Dallas.  Getting 60k unique ip's a day would mean having a recurring user rate of around 80% which is technically impossible for a bootstrapped business. We don't anticipate that level of interest at the moment due to limitations in terms of size and infrastructure. We do-not bring massive number of users online at the same time as our tiny team won't be able to cater to them.  What we do get on each of these servers is around 2-3k unique's a day. The reason why I'd mentioned "per month" is due to the same reason.   However, this isn't due to lack of interest , rather due to lack of infrastructure to handle such high amounts.
Post reaching limits we auto-block users from accessing clients to avoid lags on our vip users / users already using the service.  Post scaling we're anticipating 100-150k hits a day in average if not more. My target is to reach 1 million hits a day  by December.  (thats 90,000-100,000 usd a month from ad income alone. )

3. Is mumble enabled?
Yes, every client has free access to mumble provided he keeps his server active and alive. All you have to do is open a support ticket and our staff will get your mumble server live for you within 24 hours (12 if you are VIP)


Once again , we have greatly limited ourselves over the past few months due to lack of finances to scale this and the team. We've had major interest and our growth has been organic. I take pride in saying we've spent 0 usd on marketing and succeeded in scaling this from nothing to what it is today. My team works almost around the clock to ensure things work top notch. An influx of money in the near future would boost this to new heights  and enable us to show how this will grow/expand.

As a bootstrapped business, I've taken immense care in ensuring this remains lean in our approach. Post the fund raiser we'll follow the same philosophy of spend less ,attain more while ensuring quality over quantity.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2014, 05:55:49 am by Freebieservers »
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Re: Freebieservers.com - 75,000 Users and growing!
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2014, 06:12:41 am »

Just wanted to chime in and say this looks like a very promising project. Hope we can work something out Freebie! I'll be in touch.

Cheers,
spaw


Looking forward to working with you Spaw :)
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Re: Freebieservers.com - 75,000 Users and growing!
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2014, 01:41:19 pm »

There's been a few users approaching me via skype/e-mail regarding AE listings and PE .

I'd like to be frank and come out in the open. I've been actively talking with a few investors from the forum for a while. They've been doing their due diligence on the project and the team. I am patiently waiting on them to revert back to me.

I'll be continuing investment talks only after getting a response from them. Hopefully they get back to me soon :) .


Appreciate the interest and love you guys have shown me in the recent past.
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Re: Freebieservers.com - 75,000 Users and growing!
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2014, 03:01:59 am »

fake or real asset?
http://blocks.nxtcrypto.org/nxt/nxt.cgi?action=4000&switch=1&id=784050511394255426&p=1

I'm assuming Freebie is in deep slumber at present, but I spent quite a bit of time speaking with him today. That is THE bonafide freebieservers.com asset. I'm sure next time Freebie is on, you'll get all the details.
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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2014, 05:10:05 pm »

Hey guys,

Apologies for the delay in response.
I've been AFK for the whole day.
Now that am back -I'll be kicking back into work.

Few updates


1. We HAVE raised a small round of funding via shares sold on the AE . Its not a big amount. It is a very small amount sold to BOOST to bring credibility to the table and ensure we have the right kind of partners on board.

2. We will be using the money to host a few competitions, bring more users on board, improve our infrastructure and bring on anti-DDOS solutions.

3. We WILL be selling more shares on the AE in the future, but only  as per the need for money arises. Right now am in zero need for cash over the next few days. Once I figure a proper game plan, I'll put aside more shares for sale.

4. We are working on an advertising solution that includes Nxt in the near future. I'll be posting my proposition to the community regarding it over the next few hours.

5. Some of the forum's smartest members have been requested to be on our board of directors . 2 have agreed. We'll be working closely with them to ensure proper scale and growth.

6. We'll also be relaunching our campaigns via social media, forum's and other outlets very soon.

7. If you are interested in interning as a part of our marketing division or joining the team in a specific role - Do PM me.
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Re: Freebieservers.com - 75,000 Users and growing!
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2014, 05:38:29 pm »

BOOST is happy to be on board with FreebieServers. It's an exciting project with a big future. Looking forward to the updates. Keep up the good work Freebie!!

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« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2014, 02:06:06 pm »

Project updates as per 9/28/2014


Hey there,

I'll be posting these updates every once in a while to garner suggestions from members of the forum and allow investors know where the project is headed  in a timely fashion. With the recent influx of funds from BOOST, albeit small , our team has magically come back to life. Until a few days prior to garnering the funds we were filled with paranoia and questions of how we'll move ahead with the project. Our Paypal (payments@freebieservers.com)  had been struck with a major chargeback and since this was a boot-strapped venture with founders having irl expenses to handle, we were worried about how the bills were going to be sorted by the end of the month. There was heated debate over the route we should be taking .

One of the potential routes we had was an exit for around 20,000 dollars. Given my short-term relationship  with the project, it made sense, but I wasn't in it for 10,000 dollars. I was in this because I saw an opportunity. An opportunity I wanted to tap to the maximum.  As a founder, I'd be lying,  if I said, I  began working on freebieservers.com due to my "excessive love for gaming" . I did this because this was an innovative solution to an existing problem. The solution made sense and over a few months, we tested and ensured it was profitable.   Due to the size of the opportunity in this, I wanted to hold on to this for as long as possible. I lent some cash to my co-founder to have him sort his finances, while I continued with the hunt for a fresh source of funds.

The next idea in my head was to bring advertisers on board. I reached out to a few parties who could be interested in working with us. We had a fair amount of impressions coming in every month. I approached - startups / project directors / anyone and everyone that would want to advertise with us. While talks were slow , I recalled how I'd posted in Nxt forum about advertising Nxt to our users in exchange for donations. The recent chargeback made me a bigger believer in what crypto-currencies could do for businesses like mine and due to the same, it was natural for me to return and see what can be done. I spoke to an admin of my position and intention to raise money in exchange for equity/profit offerings. The admin was greatly helpful in making me understand the situation here and I spent the next 4 days understanding how the forum works, how the AE works and garnered information on potential investors.


I posted my proposal with little hopes of any funding. However the community showered us with love and gave us a fresh breath of life and we as a business will be eternally grateful for the love shown.  Funds came in a lot sooner than expected. We aren't in "need" of excessive funds. We intend to sell assets only as needed as we scale slow and steady .
That said , its imminent for entrepreneurs to make best use of the money given to them and turn their businesses into sustainable ones while scaling rapidly.  We'll be slowly/steadily bringing new users on board over the next few weeks.

To Do's for the next week .

1. Discuss site with a designer, redesign the site's Billing system and revamp aesthetics.
2. Expand server reach across America. 3 new servers across different states will be brought in
3. Research features to integrate into panel development. Approach potential developers to help us develop the kind of solution we'd want to be deploying while dealing with our next batch of 500k users.
4. Discuss xTcr integration into freebieservers.com to get started with community building
5. Sort out the mess that our social media presence is.


The team is great mentally and emotionally - with the new influx of funds. The investment stands as  a symbol of faith in the solutions we build for gamers. We've been discussing countless new advertising solutions for Nxt holders. I'll be unveiling one of it in the near future. 


If you have any query regarding the business or would like to collaborate/partner/work with us - drop me a message at god@freebieservers.com
If you'd rather prefer skype - go with freebie.servers.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2014, 02:09:29 pm by Freebieservers »
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Re: Freebieservers.com - 75,000 Users and growing!
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2014, 03:01:54 pm »

Can you post your asset ID and issuer account # on your OP?
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« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2014, 04:21:39 pm »

Asset Id : 784050511394255426
Account Id : NXT-8MLD-T9Q8-NE6E-53MSM

Asset price is posted as 2 nxt
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Re: Freebieservers.com - 75,000 Users and growing!
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2014, 08:53:20 pm »

Bought some as I pledged.

By the way, if your project can get involved  with the SuperNet somehow, your asset will become hot.
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« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2014, 11:08:29 am »

Hey there,

Appreciate the asset purchase.
I'll research superNet today and see the most cost effective way to integrate it with our services.
I might need some developer assistance as we don't possess much expertise in the field and the team might be a bit too overloaded with work considering we are already developing a means of integrating Nxt into the site's microtransactions and community transactions

Regards
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Re: Freebieservers.com - 75,000 Users and growing!
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2014, 06:17:19 am »


Project updates as per 30th September 2014


Hey there,

The team at freebieservers.com has been working round the clock over the new round of expansions we intend to do. I've gone soft on marketing , while trying to bring in more marketing professionals on board. Part of the reason for this is the fact that the new batch of servers we've rented out for the purpose of expansions have just been delivered and it wouldn't be smart to walk into marketing prior to that. We'll have our servers live and ready to go over the next 48 hours. With the addition of the new servers we'll have our footprint almost, all across America and total server count would go upto 5. In addition, we've also been going through internal discussions about a site  revamp. We'll be soon introducing a more aesthetic, intuitive version of the site. Our key focus is on redesigning the sign up pages as our customer on boarding process is pretty tedious and most people drop their carts looking at all the details they need to enter before getting a server.


In addition we are also looking to introduce team sponsorships. We'll be listing teams that are looking to be sponsored through our website. Individuals or organizations that require to sponsor the team's servers will be allowed to do it through us. During the test phase we intend to keep this open only to Nxt though. This will be part of our Nxt promotion plans. Sponsored teams will be promoting Nxt and freebieservers.com via twitter/other outlets. So far I've had 5 team sponsorship offers come through -and am open to taking more.
Team sponsorships will cost you 75-100 USD - in exchange for which you have the ability to approach the fanbase of the teams you will be sponsoring. We are in talks with a number of renown teams that'd be interested in working with us over this.


We intend to move towards the cloud over the next 45 days. I have been researching a number of cloud server options. Part of the reason why we've decided on doing this is to provide optimal service for our VIP customers. Currently resources are typically shared between multiple VIP users, causing us to hold back from giving the very best to those making purchases through us. Post moving to the cloud, each VIP purchase will be allocated a separate instance and upgrades will be made as per demand. This also enables us to expand our global footprint at a much faster, graceful fashion given the fact that we'll be able to make sales to anywhere in the globe - regardless of where our current (5) servers are atm.


We are open to collaborating with Nxt start-ups in every way possible. If there are any queries / questions  / possibilities of collaboration, do reach out to me. I will be busy with getting the 3 new servers live and filling them with new clientele, but I can definitely find time for those on the forum, looking to work with us.

Regards
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Re: Freebieservers.com - 75,000 Users and growing!
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2014, 08:52:19 am »

Hello, you've mentioned throughout the thread that you will "sell more assets as needed". How much "dilution" in assets are you planning sell...and how many times?

I would suggest whale et al at NXTinspect have a look before investing. Also found either FUD or fact on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freebieserversofficial

Not good reviews. I'm not one to spread FUD but I hope to have a balanced assessment before investing...too many scams.
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« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2014, 01:39:21 pm »

Hey there,


I appreciate the element of doubt. Skepticism and criticism motivate us to work harder and deliver better.
As Spaw had posted earlier here, I have spent a fair share of time explaining multiple aspects of the business to him.
The reason why I'd gone with it is because BOOST is one of the business enablers/accelerators on the forum and it made sense to go with a partnership with him. As a member had posted earlier - we did have interest from other parties willing to pledge money into this, but it was quintessential for us to go through a proper route as we wanted to make sure people understood we are here to stay.

I like the fact that you bothered to go on facebook and look for our reviews.
However I believe you forgot to check out on what people had posted on the wall.
We haven't been active on social media at all (except for minor reddit posts which has been the majority of our advertising) and truth be told, we don't intend to be hyper active there in the near future either. Like I've posted here countless times, my key focus is on the product and ensuring we have a good server base globally to bring users from across the globe on-board without having issues of ping or delayed access.

Here's one of the recent social media interactions we had lately.



We have had countless positive interactions via the support panel too.

Regarding dilutions
Apologies for any confusion caused, but no shares will be "diluted" to that of lower value. What I meant is, I won't be selling shares (out of the 1million) until am in need of cash. For instance, the 150,000 shares that have been recently issued were up for grabs because I need money at the moment. I don't need to sell 1 million shares just yet and I won't be selling shares without any purpose/business growth.


I appreciate you digging into the business and investigating further. However, I request you to give me the liberty of having 2 weeks time before you judge me. I have worked with my team in scaling this in a slow, sustainable fashion and I intend to take this forward in the same manner. A heavy influx of money means redesigning the system to be more capital worthy and focus on sales to bring value to the investors that come on board. We are undergoing the same and due to that very reason, we need time to allocate our resources and prepare for expansions.

If you have any queries (regarding me or the business) , feel free to pm me or e-mail me or even come over skype and have a talk.

Regards.
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« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2014, 05:40:24 pm »

Thank you very much for the clarification, particularly regarding the shares: I assumed that you would issue more assets rather it is that you are only selling within the 1M already issued. Good news...I picked up a few. And good luck!
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« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2014, 09:41:07 pm »

Thank you very much for the clarification, particularly regarding the shares: I assumed that you would issue more assets rather it is that you are only selling within the 1M already issued. Good news...I picked up a few. And good luck!


No new shares will be issued until dividends are paid on the current batch of shares.
I had a fair share of confusion over the valuation and the pay-outs. However, the users here were kind enough to spend time with me and explain how things work.


Appreciate the purchase. Glad to announce we've got a new server on board. It has 3x our existing capacity and should bring another huge batch of players to the table. We'll be focusing on marketing it and bringing new players on board once the new site is deployed this weekend.
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