We are in the process of re-branding to "Virtual Co-op" (virtual.coop)

About Virtual Co-op

A business (for-profit; yet, democratic and with open-book) that utilizes open-source software (customizes, improves, and gives back to the open-source community) with the goal of creating a network of ecommerce websites and apps.

Pre-Launch Phase

We are a virtual co-op business that is currently in the pre-launch phase. We were previously in operation between 2003 and 2005 and have decided to relaunch as a virtual technology workers cooperative concentrating on developing virtual real estate. See our list of domain names we registered for future development.

Worker Co-op

A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.
- International Co-operative Alliance

Virtual Jobs

Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.
- Anonymous

For inquiries regarding available virtual/remote Meteor JavaScript programming jobs, as a part owner of a co-op, please contact Edward Alfert.

Virtual Co-op

Goals

(1) Quickly: Develop minimum viable product (MVP).
(2) Quickly: Become ramen profitable within first niche market.
(3) Quickly: Provide compensation to team members as motivation to continue growing the business.
(4) Ongoing: Use bootstrapping ideals to piggyback other ventures by using the same technology already developed for the first venture. Benefiting from economies of scale and the network effect.
(5) Ongoing: Create an ethical business that gives back to customers, open-source projects, and other community/social organizations.
(6) Ongoing: Reward team members (owners) of business with above-average compensation. Win/Win for everyone!

Key Features

Capitalize on this once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire premium domain names in the new general top level domains being released by ICANN such as .shop, .market, .exchange, and other new domain extensions.

Target Audience

Various niche markets.

Competing Products

Old-school business ventures that have not embraced the coop/open-source business model, yet have substantial resources.

But, they do not have the advantage of their workers being part of a global network of talented self-directed individuals. As owners, we have a shared common goal of creating a successful business.

Competitive Advantage

Premium domain names combined with an open-business model.

Currently have cornered the .exchange market by acquiring a critical mass (over 500) of premium "keyword".exchange domains.

Continuing to acquire premium domains in new extensions as ICANN releases throughout these next few months year.

Monetization Strategy

Over 1,200 premium domains (keyword.keyword) available for us to build into profitable ecommerce businesses.

Sample of some of the domains in the portfolio can be seen at NewGen Domains. Just some of the keyword.keyword domains to choose from to build a successful business. Full list of domain names available to team members.