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Easier to Promote People I Introduced

  1. earner profile image86
    earnerposted 3 years ago

    Here's my idea for a feature:

    I have introduced some people.  Some of those people have written a hub .... some have written quite a few.  I know I am gaining Adsense income from some of these (GA Stats).  But - I wish there was an easy to to lookup hubs of people I introduced so I can promote their hubs where I can.

    There are many times/sites where I can't promote my own (don't want to be a spammer), but if I can promote the hubs of people I introduced it'd make them feel good, get them some income - and - every now and then I'd get a bit back.  it'd improve the motivation and longevity of those I introduced.

    At the moment I have to:
    - go to the list of referral trackers
    - see who wrote any hubs
    - go to their page
    - look through their hubs

    It'd be good if a report could be written that displayed:
    "Top hubs by people you introduced"
    Probably showing their name, author score, their hub, hub score.
    Then I'd know quickly which ones to target.

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I doubt that this feature would be used very much. I have something like 500 referrals across all my accounts and a few hundred hubs - I've only earned pennies. Promoting a hub which will never get real traffic is a waste, and if it does get real traffic, well, that'll be something you see with time.

      1. earner profile image86
        earnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        But, promoting them, if there's a slot that you can't use yourself, gives you a 10% chance of something.  And you never know if one of those links will make theirs get popular.

        Maybe I just happen to have 2-3 good hubbers in my list so am aware there might be others.

        e.g. Pinterest.  If I had, say, 100 referrals and 10 were writing good stuff, maybe 2-3 of them would have pinterest-worthy content 2-3x  a month; it'd add up over time without any specific overhead in my time to achieve it.

        I don't make much - more than pennies though ..... but it'd be nice to be able to assist more directly, more easily.

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I like the idea, earner!
      As WryLilt points out, few people would utilize this (as very few people actually utilize our referral program), but it would certainly be a nice feature for us to offer, and I have made a note of it. We'll discuss it in this week's community meeting, and even if we don't find this to be something we have the bandwidth to execute now, we can still discuss how the feature might work and keep it in mind for the future. smile

      1. earner profile image86
        earnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Simone.

        Perhaps if people had more visibility of their referrals, they'd be tempted to do a bit more  promoting - after all, if those authors see their hubs getting linked to they'll be more motivated to write more, write better and do their own promotions smile

        I think it has the potential to cause more engagement.

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Hey earner!

          So it looks like we won't be creating a feature to address this (given the things I mentioned above), but what you can do is follow those you have onboarded and just keep an eye out for their work in the Feed.

          If you really want it to be easy to find their work and promoting affiliate signups' work is really important to you, only follow them (and nobody else).

          Just an option that would be relatively easy to execute independently. big_smile

          1. earner profile image86
            earnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for the speedy outcome/response.

  2. SimeyC profile image88
    SimeyCposted 3 years ago

    I'd be interested in this feature as I could go and see if I could help the hubber in question create decent content - improving their hubs and creating more traffic is in their best interest as well as mine. It would almost be like a mentor program!

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I approached about ten of my 'active hubbers' when I first started recruiting and not a one every responded. sad

      1. earner profile image86
        earnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That's because they were new and probably scared.  Also, 10's not a lot.  Probably 1 in 100 joiners will actually write something. 

        Just tried to look at my stats, but it's too difficult to give stats across everything I've done .... it'd take me hours + Excel.  But less than 1% of signups ever wrote a thing.  Had a look at one tracker and only 0.5% of signups wrote more than 10 hubs. 

        I've always thought I should be encouraging them more, but with the current system that's almost a full-time job in itself.  I'd therefore like to easily target the triers, the doers and the achievers.

        When I sit at the keyboard I've got a chance to do many different things - and usually I end up just writing another hub, rather than promoting/encouraging others - and that makes me feel sad.

        1. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I said active wink I meant hubbers who had already written something.

  3. Howard S. profile image84
    Howard S.posted 3 years ago

    I don't recall whether my wife signed up through @WryLilt or not, and I abandoned my first account to re-sign under my wife's, but @WryLilt's personal emails were critical to our early successes. Thanks!

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      LOL thank you Howard. I'm glad to hear that. Unfortunately without knowing the name I can't even recall!

 
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