Qubrit is essentially a social networking site for professionals. Users can connect and manage their network through contact lists. Qubrit gives all users a virtual business card which can essentially be exchanged with other son the site. The idea is that professionals can get in touch with others that they need to work with, or develop relationships with local businesses. The contact list also allows users to manage friends and family all in one place.Show more screenshots »
Qubrit is a relatively new application headed by Chief Executive Officers, Vanessa Lee and Eric Cartman. The site was intended to help professionals get in touch and manage contacts while building a social network among businesses and individuals. Today, Qubrit is still growing and offers many features that encourage interaction among local businesses and other professionals.
The focus of Qubrit is what makes it a little different from other social networking websites. While well known sites like Facebook and Twitter present a general social networking theme, with friends, family and professionals coming together, Qubrit focuses primarily on the professional aspect. That doesn’t mean friends and family cannot connect through the site, but the primary purpose is to give professionals and businesses a venue to connect. The features included allow users to build their own online business cards and post information about their working experience and current employment status.
The combination of an attractive blue color scheme and professional layout makes Qubrit a great place to encourage interaction between individuals and businesses. The site is far from cold, with a friendly atmosphere that can help nurture positive connections and the building of business relationships between users. Profiles can be personalized, including information and images to allow each user to show his or her unique characteristics and strengths as well as experience.
To begin the registration process on Qubrit, a new user can click the light blue “Sign Up (free)” button found at the bottom center of the homepage. It’s large and hard to miss, which is a plus for a visitor learning to navigate the site. Qubrit requests a first name, last name, username, email address, and password. The terms of service are posted at the bottom of the form, and are automatically agreed to when the user clicks the blue “create account” button to submit their information.
Qubrit wants to encourage users to stop by and create an account. Just like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, Qubrit does not charge a membership fee. Anyone can stop by and create an account, gaining access to all site features, at no cost. This is definitely a plus for Qubrit, because any professional will be more inclined to sign up and participate in the community when they can do so for free. After all, it is basically a chance to promote a business that does not cost anything but a little time and typing.
Really, any professional in almost any industry can appreciate the tools offered by Qubrit. The free membership makes it even more enticing, since it will not cut into the company’s hard earned marketing dollars. The features are also ideal for individuals, such as freelancers that are always on the look out for new ways to find leads and reach out to others. Overall, anyone who has a need to connect with professionals, whether it is for networking or lead generation, can find Qubrit to be a useful tool.