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Here at WebWorkerDaily we’ve written a lot about Twitter and its increasing usefulness for productivity, business and networking. As it grows in popularity, there have been a multitude of businesses that have been formed around the service. One such service is Idea Anglers, a community for […]

Idea Anglers LogoHere at WebWorkerDaily we’ve written a lot about Twitter and its increasing usefulness for productivity, business and networking. As it grows in popularity, there have been a multitude of businesses that have been formed around the service. One such service is Idea Anglers, a community for entrepreneurs looking for help in shaping their business ideas.

It’s been a real pleasure to watch Idea Anglers take form right before my very eyes. Founders Neal Rohrbach and Bradford Shimp met in a weekly Twitter chat and began exchanging occasional tweets in the weeks that followed. An off-handed comment by Bradford about being an “Idea Wrangler” led Neal on a domain search, and thus the business was born.

According to Rohrbach, Idea Anglers “is an online collaborative community for small biz or individuals, where we turn ideas into successful businesses.” Using a combination of a library of exclusive content and access to a network of hand-picked guides and fellow members to lead the way, Idea Anglers is a service for anyone who has an idea for a business, but could use some guidance to get things going. It’s a place for collaboration and networking. Other benefits will include access to webinars, e-books, discounted services and other collaboration features.

Even though the site was born and developed on Twitter and using social media tools, the scope of expertise and information available through the service will be much broader. With guides specializing in marketing, copywriting and other forms of communication, the idea is to cover all the areas that might be a barrier to bringing your idea to fruition.

The site is still in pre-launch phase, but an initial group of guides has been published. There’s also a Depth Finder Questionnaire, giving you the chance to help shape what will be available when the site goes live.

No pricing information is available for the subscription-based service, but the intention is to make some of the individual content available on a per-item cost basis as well.

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  1. Sounds like a pretty interesting idea. It’s pretty amazing that this came to fruition from some simple tweets. I’d be curious to know exactly what kind of cost this membership is going to entail. Monthly? One Time?

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  2. @Andrew I don’t believe a cost has been set yet.

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  3. Appreciate the great plug from Scott Blitstein, I really enjoyed chatting about Idea Anglers with him for the article.

    As for your curiosity Andrew, we don’t have any set prices in place at this time. We’re looking at monthly memberships, possible lifetime, and certainly an “a la carte” menu for specific services we will be able to provide. We’ll certainly update everyone as soon as we have price points in place.

    In the mean time I invite you to fill out our Depth Finder survey, if you haven’t already, and help us learn what you are interested in Idea Anglers providing for you. We’re also getting ready to launch a private beta, and will be offering a mini-course before the full launch too.

    We also have a free resource library live and growing every week so feel free to check out those articles!

    If you’re in the neighborhood this October for the Los Angeles 140 Conference, http://140conf.com I’ll be speaking on a panel about Idea Anglers and Twitter in the state of “Now.” Look forward to meeting you!

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  4. This is awesome. Especially in this type of economy, any type of extra help is needed. I hope I can make L.A. in October.

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