Brooklyn, NY, April 27, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- A million words is not enough for Itzhak Schier a/k/a ZiQui Million, the serial cyberentrepreneur who released The Million Word Site late last winter and is shepherding it through a period of steady growth. He has his sights set on producing no less than one site a day!
Once he started work on The Million Word Site, he realized the great potential of open source software, especially compared to the problems he had working with offshore designers to produce an earlier site.
Schier, a devout member of the Chabad Chassidic community of Brooklyn, remarked: “I compared the interface of The Million Word Site to the back end of my old site, and well, there was nothing to say. It was like the difference between potato kugel and potato rinds – and I paid about seventy times as much for the rinds as I did for the kugel.”
And he realized he could build many more sites for no more than the cost of a pound of kosher pastrami.
“With open source software as it now stands, people like me can return the Internet to its grass roots, instead of relying on investors and venture capital to finance online projects. Open source really levels the playing field.”
So, for the next 100 days, save for Saturday, his beloved Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat), Itzhak Schier plans to launch one new site, every day, using only open source software. According to Mysiteaday.com, which he set up to track and promote his new sites, the first two sites will include an e-commerce and community hybrid and a site which helps entrepreneurs bring their ideas closer to reality. Most of his sites will work on a business model similar to that of The Million Word Site, featuring original, low-cost advertising concepts aimed at small businesses and freelancers. He plans to use that advertising and membership revenue to invest in professional extensions and custom development for the most popular and successful of his new sites.
“ZiQui” also plans to combine homesourcing and outsourcing for administration and maintenance of the sites, so that in effect, he will build a virtual cross between a firm and a community.
“Once it gets too big for me to handle by myself, I’ll look everywhere from around the corner, to around the world, for people to keep my sites running and upgrade them from time to time. Ideally, it will be a collaborative project, where if someone can’t finish something, someone else across the sea can just finish the job, as I use interactive Net technology to keep track of both the work and the payments.”
In short, a grass roots revolution.