Because I can only say “I’m not on commission, honest” so many times before wondering whether I should be…
Suggestion: I would like people to be able to say on signing up (either explicitly or because I’ve given them a link) “Hi, I’m new here. DRMacIver sent me”.
Suggestion for how this could work which I am in no way wed to but is mostly intended as a sketch to prompt ideas:
- Accumulation of “honey”. Essentially virtual dollars that can only be used for paying Beeminder for premium (not for goal derails: That would lessen the sting!)
- When someone I have referred attaches a credit card to their account, I get $5 of honey (credit card rather than signup to prevent easy abuse. I don’t really imagine people would abuse it much right now, but it seems sensible to put in safeguards).
- For the first time period (6 months? A year?) 10% of the money they pay beeminder accumulates as honey to me.
- Bonus: Leader board of total amount of honey accrued (i.e. not deducting honey spent) for the busiest recruiter bees.