Effective Date: September 1, 2011
The Build Your Brand (BYB) Program is Allvoices' premiere program for site contributors. No one knows your city or your world better than you – you are the expert or on your way to becoming the expert, and no one has more passion for these stories, categories, topics and places than an Allvoices contributor. Our writers, journalists, bloggers, students, photographers, video makers and reporters are located all around the world and passionate about sharing their views of what’s happening around them in their own voice. . Ultimately, each contributor may earn extra cash for reporting news through text, images and videos. That is what makes Allvoices so different and so dynamic!
When you join the BYB Program, you have the opportunity to build your own personal or professional brand, including a complete, accurate profile, a portfolio and a global fan base. You’ll connect with the existing Allvoices users and invite others to join while you promote your contributions all around the web outside of the Allvoices website.
Today, we have more than 18 categories of interests and topics, and we’re quickly expanding to over a 100.
This exciting program is open to everyone:
Allvoices has more than 18 interest categories right now – and we will reach 100 very soon! You can write about more than just the news:
Each individual can use the Allvoices platform to build a personal and/or professional brand along with a complete and accurate profile, a portfolio, and a global fan base by connecting with existing Allvoices users and inviting new users to join us. You will also have the added benefit of being able to promote your contributions outside of Allvoices around the web through the best social media tools. Each month's earnings are calculated from your score and your monetizable monthly page views, which is your page views from visitors in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada. Visitors from other countries do not generate advertising revenue for Allvoices, so those visits are not counted as monetizable.
Put your talent to use, build your brand and you may start earning an income TODAY
We elevate you to a level that no other social media site can through our technology and community. Allvoices will give you unprecedented:
There are three levels of contributors within Allvoices. Each level is based on the reputation, credibility and quality of your work. As your work improves and you become more popular, you advance to the next level up.
Anchor – Top Level and highest earning potential
Reporter – Mid-level and high earning potential
Stringer – Beginner level
All new contributors to Allvoices begin as Stringers. At this level, you are building your reputation and your influence within the Allvoices community. Stringers have tremendous potential for advancement if they leverage the Allvoices platform and produce high-quality content.
Stringers who become popular, produce good content, have earned a good reputation on Allvoices and have demonstrated an increasing level of influence within their social network and fan base are promoted to the level of Reporter. In addition, the community of users on Allvoices must demonstrate respect for the Stringer's point of view. To become a Reporter, your last five to seven contributed reports must have a full credibility rating, and you must demonstrate an ability to create good, original content. Content that is copied or plagiarized from other sources (even with links back to those sources) is NOT original content.
Contributors who reach the level of Anchor are experienced writers, have been vetted by Allvoices or have risen through the ranks from Stringer to Reporter to Anchor. To achieve Anchor status, a contributor's last 15 reports must be published with full credibility, meaning they have no copyright violations and are well regarded by the community based on the community's content rating and the quality of the content.
To be an Anchor, you are at the top of your game-you pay attention to quality, and you are worthy of syndication. That means you write high-quality content in good English with no spelling or grammar mistakes. You generally write at least three to four paragraphs with a minimum of three lines per paragraph. Anchors are also automatically eligible to submit articles to our Select Media program to be considered for higher payrates.
Earnings for the BYB Program are calculated from a combination of Your Score and Monetizable Monthly Page Views.
Your Score is the sum of your:
Your payment level is determined by the value of Your Score. This table below shows you how much you would make with different scores:
Let’s take a look at what each of these scores represent and how they add up to your monthly earnings:
To maintain a high score:
Participation Score makes up 45% of the total of Contributor Score and is derived from participation on Allvoices. Participation includes writing reports, uploading images and videos, commenting and rating. At the beginning of every month, contributors will start with a score of 10 if their profile has been completed and they are using their real name. The score will increase over the month based on activity.
Score is affected by:
Activities that Contribute to my Participation Score:
The following table shows the activities required to reach each of the three different incentive payment rates. More details on how to use these activities to maximize your incentive earnings are below.
|Activities that Contribute to Your Score|
|Level I||Level II||Level III|
|Profile Page*||ACCURATE & 100% Complete|
|Number of Reports||6||10||15|
|Number of Quality Comments||10||20||30|
|Number of Ratings||10||25||50|
|Number of Images Uploaded||3||5||10|
|Number of Videos**||1||3||5|
|Sharing content on Twitter, +1 & Facebook||2 of the 3 social networks|
*NOTE: To get paid, you must fill out a completed profile, which requires:
** YouTube videos can be embedded into your report as part of this program
Note: The Participation Score will reset at the beginning of each new month. Contributors will have the entire month to raise their scores for maximum rewards at the end of the month.
Promotion Score makes up 10% of the total of Your Score and is based upon actively marketing content outside of Allvoices.
At the beginning of every month, contributors start with a baseline score. Sharing all content on Twitter, Google +1 and Facebook benefits the Promotion Score and is as easy as clicking “Tweet This,” +1 and the Facebook button at the bottom of each report on Allvoices. Not doing so is like leaving money on the table.
How to increase your promotion score:
Note: Expect Promotion Scores to be low at the beginning of each new month. Contributors, however, have the entire month to raise scores for maximum incentive rewards at the end of the month.
Engagement score makes up 10% of the total of Your Score and is based upon how much engagement your content creates on the Allvoices site.
The engagement score is derived from how much you market Allvoices content on Twitter and Facebook. To improve your score, read a report on Allvoices and then Tweet it to your followers and Like it on Facebook.
Monetizable Monthly Page Views
Allvoices must monetize site traffic so we can pay contributors the best possible rates. Because not all traffic can be monetized, and to help Allvoices' Programs remain the most competitive in the online industry, we can only pay our users for traffic from the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Canada. Traffic from other countries does not generate advertising revenue for Allvoices.
Allvoices makes money from U.S. Readership
Your articles are monetized by our ability to sell advertising. Our clients are looking to reach the American audience. In other words, it all depends on how many people in the U.S. (in other words, Readers) read the reports and content you create.
As you know from reading newspapers like the New York Times, U.S. readers like to read about U.S. news, but they also care about news from other countries - Justin Bieber is just one example! The secret to reaching these readers is finding out how the story you wants to tell is connected to the U.S. Why should a reader in the U.S. care about your article? If you can answer that question in your content, you will reach a greater number of U.S. readers.
The Reach button at the end of your report will give you a breakdown of where your readers are coming from geographically.
How Your Monthly Earnings Are Calculated
The total monthly amount earned under the BYB Program is the payment rate established by Your Score multiplied by the number of monetizable page views.
Your Score at the end of the month: 75
Your payment rate based on Your Score: $1.50 per thousand monetizable page views
Your Monetizable Page Views for the month: 120,000
Earnings = $1.50 X (120,000/1,000) = $180.00!
If you have any questions about the Incentive Programs that are not answered here, please email us at email@example.com.
After you have earned $50 within a 90-day period, you will become eligible to receive payment upon submission of a completed and signed tax form by following these instructions:
Other important information:
If you have any questions about the Incentive Program that are not answered here, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org