Ello.co is the online home of Ello, a social networking website and online artists’ community which says that they have been supporters “creators” since they were launched in 2014.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, Ello.co considers themselves “the Creators Network,” as they are the only social network designed for creators, by creators. Their website says that they have grown into a community of artists, designers, musicians, illustrators, photographers, architects, and GIF makers.
But more important than just being a website for people who create, Ello.co says that their website is for people who understand that our process, practice, values and passions can push the world forward in a better direction.
To keep this mindset and value at the forefront of their community, Ello promises not to sell any of their members’ personal data nor to sell ads or ad space on their website.
Customers who are interested in what this website has to offer can look through their different options by category, including Featured, Trending, Recent, Artist Invites, Photography Magazine, Explore More, Not For Print, Shop, and more.
Currently this website does provide a downloadable mobile app for both iOS and Android devices.
When Ello entered the social network market, they did it on the premise that they would never force their members to be exposed to ads or other marketing streams. Because of this, they appear to currently be using a “freemium” model, which means that their website is free to join and free to use, but also provides paid-for features and options in order to finance their site.
These features include the option to place a Hire Me, Buy, or Collaborate button onto your profile which means that you can be contacted by other community members for different reasons. This affiliate model is the only way this company appears to be generating revenue at this time.
Because this company does not currently charge their members fees to participate in this website’s community, there does not appear to be need of a Refund Policy at this time.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected]
Whether this company gets positive reviews or not appears to depend on what the reviewer’s expectations were when they came to Ello in the first place. If they expected it to be a Facebook alternative or a commerce site, they tend to be disappointed. But if they came to the website hoping for a supportive artist community, they appear to be quite happy.
Reviewers and website members who work in the arts and who are looking for a place to discuss, collaborate, socialize, and more with other artists seem to really like and enjoy this website, and even third party reviewers who have gone into different corners of Ello have said it is clear that this is a positive and beneficial community for artists. And since they don’t charge membership fees, there doesn’t appear to be any reason why a potential member wouldn’t simply try this website for themselves.
Competitors and Alternatives?
Actually, there are many other websites where artists can come together to speak about their art, as well as sell it, but most of these sites are more focused on commerce than on support and community, so potential members will want to think about their goals and needs before looking for alternatives to Ello.
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