How It Works
If you've signed up for 40Billion and are wondering how to get started or why you're here, this page is for you.
What is 40Billion?
40Billion is the social network of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and creative people; a social platform for connecting people and promoting the things they create. People use 40Billion to find professional contacts and projects, promote themselves, advertise their company's products and services, and show off their creations to the world.
In 2008, 40Billion launched as a business fundraising platform to introduce crowdfunding to U.S. small-business and startup entrepreneurs seeking to raise money. The 40Billion platform facilitated more than $100 million in raises successfully over the next 4 years. We recently spun off our U.S. crowdfunding business in 2013, and we have expanded 40Billion as a social networking platform for entrepreneurs worldwide.
40Billion.com, Inc. is a Delaware corporation, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
How is it useful?
40Billion is an easy way to build your network of contacts, share information about topics you care about, and promote yourself, your business, and your creations to the world.
How to start using 40Billion:
Reading what your contacts post on their whiteboards and discovering new information whenever you check in on your 40Billion profile is where you’ll find the most value on 40Billion. Some people find it useful to post news, messages, links, photos, videos, and other information on their whiteboards.
1. CREATE YOUR PROFILE: Tell the world who you are
Your profile is where all the magic happens. Sign up and complete your profile to tell the world who you are. Be sure to add some information about your background, upload a great photo of yourself, embed an interesting video, and even upload a business plan that you want others to see. If you're concerned about privacy, you can make your profile private, so that only your contacts will be able to view your information.
2. BUILD YOUR NETWORK: Add 50 contacts
What you know is important, but who you know can be vital to your success. Invite friends and colleagues to join your network. If you want people to discover what you have to offer, or if you want to share information and resources, then build a large network of at least 50 contacts that you can connect with on a regular basis.
Don't have any friends or colleagues to invite? Need help to grow your network? Upgrade to a Promoted Profile, and we'll automatically promote your profile daily to over 100,000 contacts, followers, and fans on 40Billion, Twitter, and other popular social networks. This is a great way to increase your exposure, get new contacts, advertise your business, and show off your creations.
3. POST ON YOUR WHITEBOARD: Share something interesting
Your new profile includes your own whiteboard, where you can post news, questions, messages, links, photos, videos, and just about anything that you want to share with your contacts or the world. If other users like what you've posted, they can easily repost it on their own profiles, reply to it, and share it with others.
Here are some helpful ideas of things you can post on your whiteboard:
4. CHECK YOUR PROFILE OFTEN: Find out what's happening
Want to see who replied to your posts? Want to know what your contacts are doing? See what's the latest happening in your network. In a readable stream on your 40Billion profile, also known as the What's Happening? panel, you can see the whiteboard posts and other activity from your contacts. Once you've added a few contacts, you'll have a stream of information to read each time you log in and check your profile.
You can express how much you like someone's profile by clicking the LIKE button near the top of their profile; repost someone's whiteboard post by clicking REPOST to post it on your own profile for your contacts to see; and reply to someone's whiteboard post by adding a reply message and clicking the REPLY button below the post.
5. ADD A COMPANY LISTING: Advertise your business, products, services
Create a company listing to advertise your products and services to a targeted audience of business owners and other professionals seeking resources. Company listings can be promoted on popular social networking sites (such as Twitter®) and searched via popular search engines (such as Google®) in order to help you generate leads and expand your reach to millions of potential customers around the world. Search for companies and resources on 40Billion to help you grow your business and get ahead.