The internet has literally changed the way we meet people. While there was once a bit of a stigma associated with meeting your other half on an online dating site, now it’s almost rare to find a couple who hasn’t met on the latest dating app! But finding your other half online doesn’t exclusively pertain to your next love affair. As it turns out, some pretty serious business partnerships started by someone stumbling across the right business website or social media platform.
Here are some of the bigger business deals that were made via social media.
Who hasn’t heard of Uber at this point? The hyper-successful app has basically rebranded the word ‘ride.’ But did you know, Uber may not be the company we know today if it wasn’t for this pretty ominous Tweet that founder Travis Kalanick sent out in 2010?
What happened next was a pretty simple reply that led to Uber’s first employee – Ryan Graves. Ryan made the gutsy move of replying with his contact info and the rest, as they say, is history.
Keeping a steller Instagram profile isn’t just good for your online reputation – if you’re in the beauty business, it can lead to big bucks. Before she became known for her own high-end lipstick line, Kylie Jenner must have been searching Instagram like the rest of us for some beauty inspiration. In fact, that’s how she met her now go-to makeup artist, Ariel Tejada. Kylie was so awestruck by Ariel’s skills that she sent him a DM saying: “Next time you’re in town, let’s work together.” Ariel pretty much immediately hopped on the next flight to LA, and now his work is prominently featured on one of the more followed Instagram accounts on the entire network. True story! Read more about it here.
The year was 2009, and at the time a little-known 12 year old from Ontario, Canada was just starting to upload home videos of him singing onto YouTube. With his angelic voice and boy band charm, little Justin’s videos were starting to gets lots of views on YouTube – just so happening to catch the attention of another former teen superstar named Usher. Usher invited Justin to record with him in his Atlanta studio – where he shaped him into the mega star we know today.
But Justin’s not the only gem who was discovered on YouTube. Get inspired by these 4 indie musicians who are killing it on social media.
While not necessarily a red carpet celeb (yet), all it took was one tweet and a carefully crafted Wix website for Nina Mufleh to grab the attention of Airbnb’s CEO. Dead set on a job at Airbnb, Nina knew that she’d need more than a standard resume to get the attention of the top boss at her dream job, so she smartly created an unusual application via a Wix website, and sent it out into the Twittersphere. Nina’s creative appeal not only got more than her share of desired attention, she had more than her share of job offers rolling in from all over. Read her full story here in the Wix Blog.
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