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Instagram is big. But Upwork and YouTube are bigger. Twitter is big. But Uber and Airbnb are bigger. Your startup idea is big. But your startup idea that pays people is bigger. What do YouTube, Airbnb, Uber and Upwork have in common? You can get paid using them. And thousands of people are getting an income from them right now.
Take whatever startup you’re working on now. Is it possible to get your users to work and provide value to your other users, so much so that you could pay them?
That’s the difference between the startups that grow to provide a useful service to a lot of users, and the startups that go huge and grow very rapidly to quickly change the way an important part of how the world works.
The difference is humans helping humans, directly. Replacing the old accepted norm of companies being the ones that provide…