Tell us about your product or service.
The idea is simply to make it easy and private for people to ‘bank' recordings of themselves talking about their life. They can update these recordings whenever they want and they leave support and a lasting legacy for their loved ones.
We prompt these stories – experiences, loves, family and advice – using an online animated interviewer to ask questions which are organised into chapters. Basic member ship is FREE and consists of three chapters including family details, over 30 questions and the chance to leave a recorded message. Full membership costs a one off fee but gives access to many more questions.
The only people who can view your recordings are those you have invited and given a password to. Privacy is important!
What inspired you to launch your business?
It wasn't so much my mother's death that inspired me but how much I missed her love, care and advice. Also the fact that my daughters never knew her and she was worth knowing. We have photos and a few written things but she was so ALIVE, with a great laugh and keen sense of humour that I miss and they will never know. If I had only had access to this service then!
I started development two and a half years ago, it was important to get it right. We launched last month.
If something happens to me, I want my daughters to have a resource where I am still there for them and their children will know me and therefore understand their mothers more! There are two whole chapters dedicated to advice!
What problem does your business or organization solve?
My business solves how to emotionally support and care for your loved ones even if something happens to you.
What has been your biggest challenge and how are you working to overcome it?
People sign up but then they get daunted about actually starting. People think they need a lot of time to leave their life story. However, with lifestorybank.com you can build it up slowly. Give yourself 15minutes at the beginning and you can build it up. Like most things, such as writing a blog, the hardest part is starting. it gets easier the more you use it.
To overcome this we are working on our messaging. Encouraging members to record and others to sign up!
Give us one word that people might use to describe you.
How has Project Eve helped you and/or your business?
It hasn't helped me yet, but I am hoping that it will help me get the message out to other Project Evers.
I think it is SO IMPORTANT that people leave a legacy like this. Lifestorybank.com makes it easy (and it's free) but even if people just record SOMETHING it will mean so much.
Give us an insider tip that relates to your industry.
If your information is important to you, keep it private and secure – websites offering online search of members are less private and potentially less secure.
Understand the total costs, we're very upfront but we have come across companies with sliding scales which can be misleading.
Company: Life Story Ltd
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