It’s been a while since we started with VisualizeUs back in 2007, before the whole Pinterest era, and truth is things have changed quite a lot. During all this time we’ve tried to make the project sustainable through advertising, which we consider was the straightest way to pay the bills and allows us focus in the important thing: keep giving a good service to the fast-growing community of visual curators (that’s you!). But truth is we haven’t really pay attention to the users who wanted to contribute in a different way, supporting and backing the project without the visual noise of the banners polluting the site.
Say hello to VisualizeUs PLUS, a nice way to support the project you love and get some cool things at the same time!
So, what’s in it for you?
Synchronize your VisualizeUs account with Dropbox
This is a great way to have a backup of your big or small but very valuable collection in your hard drive and also in your Dropbox account. It opens up some great possibilities as well, like using your pics for your desktop wallpaper or screensaver (feeding it from the Dropbox local folder on your computer), working closely with your collection (scrapbooking, compositions, inspiration boards, moodboardsâ€¦) and so more!
Browse blazingly fast and without any visual noise
Straight to the point: no ads. Bye, ciao, adios, arrevoire Mr. Banner.
And with no banners it comes the visual peace, the zen, the clean layout, the pure visual experience we always intended with VisualizeUs where the pictures are the king and queen of the content.
And as a sweet bonus you get amazing speed to browse among the vast collection of curated great content. That’s because ads and banners always requires some 3rd party load from each advertising network that makes the page slow to load and the whole browsing experience sluggish. Without those external loads we can make a finer control of the experience and deliver you the content quickly.
Expose your artwork to thousands of hundreds
With the PLUS account you can upload your own pictures to VisualizeUs (so cool!), either your great artwork to increase your exposure as an artist or your cool weekend Instagram pics to increase your following base. You’ll be exposing your pictures to thousands of hundreds avid visual consumers like yourself looking for their daily inspiration!
Last but not least, support the site you love (so it can keep running!)
As I said at the beginning, we’ve tried all this time to make VisualizeUs sustainable through advertising. Till recently we’ve been able to pay the bills with advertising, but now that’s changing. In other words, we’ve now learned that putting all the eggs in the same unstable unreliable basket is no good.
As you probably know we’re two regular guys (no superpowers sadly) running a huge site. There’re not fancy titles around like CFO (Chief of the Fearless Omelette) or CEO (Chief of the Eccentric Oyster). Just Antonio and Victor. This is our daily full time job so it’s also the one that pays our rents and our food (and for our families too!).
The PLUS account is the best way to support both VisualizeUs and the team that keep the whole thing running in the background. And at the same time, boost your karma for giving back. Expect good things to happen after you go PLUS!
We’ve tried to pack into the PLUS account the most requested features you’ve been asking us during all this time. We may have plans to launch some new features in the future, like collections (shared and private) that will only be available to PLUS users and not for free accounts. It’s our way to thank you for your support and love.
Hope you find VisualizeUs PLUS valuable!
To upgrade your account and find out more, just click here.
Antonio and Victor, the VisualizeUs Crew.