Hi Everyone, I am Anja, I joined the Dash (Slack) Community in February, and last month (September 2017) I also joined the DashForce team. I will be reporting on my adventures here every month, but I thought I'd first give you a little introduction what/who I'm focusing on and what my goals are. My target group is international online entrepreneurs - both in Germany and across the globe. By online entrepreneurs I mean solo-preneurs like coaches, web designers, marketing consultants, writers, nutritionists, business strategists - anyone who runs their business location independently and deals with their customers and suppliers mainly through email, Skype, Paypal, etc. Many of them sell online courses or 1:1 sessions through their website, as well as ebooks, etc. 90% of this target group happens to be female, so I also consider this sort of an outreach to women. I have been one of them and been hanging out with them since 2010. They have also been my clients, so I know them inside out - their dreams, their hopes, their struggles and worries - and I believe they are the perfect target group for Evolution. So everything I do in my outreach efforts is with future Evolution users in mind. I do not just randomly give away Dash to everyone I meet - instead I have lots of deep conversations, talking about my favorite subject: Crypto & Dash. (I drink a lot of coffee with people... ) Basically I spend my time planting lots of seeds and building relationships, which often results in people asking me for help with actually buying Dash or even Masternode shares. I do NOT “sell” them Dash as an investment. All I want is to expand people's minds about crypto as an alternative to our current money system. They first have to thoroughly understand that, before I can even start about Evolution. But once they *get it* I tell them how Dash is different from the rest and how they could benefit from Evolution in their life and business. Saving costs in their business, earning interest on their savings, having a hassle free way to pay their virtual assistants in India or the Philippines, having a method to send money home (many of them are expats) or receiving payments from their international clients, AND being part of something that will change the world (and that has an actual business model) THAT’s what piques their interest. They are all world changers. They are all craving freedom and self-direction for themselves and others. They are all used to looking behind the veil and seeing “what else is out there”. They are all willing to question the status quo and ready to try out new things - even if they are the only one in their circle of friends. They are also used to looking at their relationship with money and finding new and better ways of dealing with it. Most of them quit their corporate jobs in order to start their own business - against all the good advice from their families. And while they might make less money now, they feel free and more authentic and aligned with what they do. So they are way more open to embrace new things than the majority of the population. This target group consists of a lot of leaders and trend setters. They all have a small or large amount of followers. People who crave freedom just as much as them but have not dared to take the plunge yet, look up to them. This is why I am focusing on them. Not only will they strengthen the Dash community, but we’ll create a ripple effect because many more people will hear about crypto and Dash through them. Whether it will be just through a subtle “Dash Accepted Here” button on their website, or through actual purposeful outreach efforts. These people have platforms, podcasts, online networks - they are natural sharers who want to make a difference in the world. Fun fact: The people who have most embraced this so far (by actually investing in masternode shares) are women in their fifties (a freelance writer, a counsellor and a hypnotherapist). And while not all of them are “grandmas” it just shows that Dash is on the right path with, “Will it work for grandma?” as a guiding principle. Dash simply makes sense to them, and if Evolution truly becomes as user friendly and easy to use as intended, we will be able to tap into a huge market there. September was my first “official” month at DashForce. It might take a couple of months of actively planting seeds, however I hope to create momentum soon and see the ripple effect. I will post my September report below and future ones as well. This is me online: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anjaschuetz/ http://anjaschuetz.net/ http://www.followyourjoy.de/ (German) I'm so happy and proud to be part of the Dash movement! Anja PS - I don't hang out here a lot, but I'm in the Slack channel almost daily.