Today we’re excited to announce the PageLines Karma System. A fun new way to generate credit and build status with PageLines, simply by contributing to the community and platform.
So what is the Karma System? Well, that’s what this article is ALL about… Let’s go through some specifics.
Why a “Karma System?”
“You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs
PageLines is 100% driven by community. We are extremely thankful for help and support we’ve had from users over the years, so much so, that we built this system.
The Karma System is designed as a way to reward and incentivize positive contributions to the PageLines community.
What can I get with Karma?
While we believe Karma is its own reward, we’ve designed the Karma System to have some serious real world value within the PageLines ecosystem. There are three primary ways to redeem and use your karma:
Use Karma as Cash
First and foremost, Karma Points can be used like cash with PageLines. Pretty simple! When purchasing products in the PageLines Store, you’ll have an option to redeem your current karma points for a discount. Currently, there is no limit to the size of your discount so you will be able to effectively use Karma Points as cash.
Use Lifetime Karma to unlock free extensions
Over time, as you build more and more Karma, you’ll unlock special premium extensions by PageLines. For example, 100 Karma points will unlock the extremely useful Salebar Plugin. This is in fact, the only way you can get these extensions. (Note: Plus customers don’t worry, you’ll get access to Plus extensions)
This way we are rewarding you for contributions with special tools only you can use to enhance your website.
Use Karma for Status
Finally, large lifetime Karma scores will give you status within the PageLines community. We will list you as a PageLines expert and you will get access to additional services and capabilities. For example, top members will have their feature requests made top priority or get priority/complimentary access to future services or products.
Top karma members will also get special invites and access to top secret information that will be helpful in building your websites.
How can I get more Karma?
There are TONS of ways to get karma. Basically, we are making it so that almost ANY positive contribution to the community is “Karma worthy.” Here’s an overview of the primary ways, along with what you need to do to get them..
|Purchases||1 Point/Dollar||Automatic||Simple. Just spend money with PageLines and you’ll be awarded points. This applies to store purchases AND subscriptions.|
|Referral||50 Points/Referral||Automatic||( See Below) Awarded when referred customer uses your “karma link” to visit the site, sign up, then activates DMS.|
|Blog Posts||Up to 100 Points/Post||Karma Form||Points based on quality and reach of the article.|
|Forum & Docs||Up to 100 Points/Month||Karma Form||Karma can be awarded for help with PageLines docs or in the forums.|
|Reviews||Up to 50 Points/Review||Karma Form||PageLines reviews on sites like WordPress.org or similar can earn you 50 points per review.|
|Word of Mouth||Up to 200 Points||Karma Form||Simply advocating the PageLines brand across the internet can earn you karma. For example, responses on Quora, Stack Exchange, forums, etc.. (Add your links to the Karma Form)|
Notes on Referral Karma
Referral karma is earned when a few steps are followed:
- A user clicks on your Karma Link (found in DMS or My Account page) in a blog post or email invite
- The user then signs up for a new PageLines account (which will keep track of your referral).
- The user activates their account in a new DMS install (free or pro version)
- After they activate, you BOTH receive 50 Karma Points. Cool huh?
A Special Gift to Plus Users
Good news! All the amazing people that were Plus customers and have successfully made the transition to Pro members are going to receive a special gift from PageLines.
We’re going to be giving all Plus members 200 as of this week. We’ll also be giving Plus members access to any extensions they had access to via PageLines Plus, once we successfully port them to DMS Karma Extensions.