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Every human needs a business model, not a job. Each of us has multiple ways to make money that aren't related to our daily jobs. However, we don't have a singular online storefront for entrepreneurs to market their products & services. Craigslist doesn't have profiles and Fiverr is filled with spam/junk.
What it does
Entreped allows everyone to create their own personal storefront so they can sell their products, services & whatever else they choose. In 2 minutes, a user can create a storefront and start adding new ways to make money locally & online. All they need to do is join Entreped and they'll instantly be able to add posts, accept credit cards, deposit their earnings into their bank account & more.
How I built it
I built it using the LAMP stack along with Smarty templates. It uses Braintree to accept credit cards and Twilio to notify users when one of their products has been sold. I'm also adding the ability to verify phone numbers for trust building with Twilio.
Challenges I ran into
This was the first time I've implemented Braintree, so there were some hurdles to overcome in understanding their API and how to get the proper tokens. I also ran into an SSL issue with Cloudflare taking 24 hours to get the proper SSL working. (Still not working)
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I'm proud of doing this on my own in less than 24 hours. I love getting good looking products out the door fast. Especially if they help people make money.
What I learned
I learned the Braintree API and it's benefits over Stripe. Something I've wanted to know for years. I also learned that getting a free SSL can cause issues if you're in a hurry. :/
What's next for Entreped.com
Completing the finishing touches, then promote it to everyday & part-time entrepreneurs to get their feedback/testing.