Hello all! I hope you’re well. I have hair brained schemes I’ve been considering and I’d like to share for critique, comments, suggestions, and insights.
To help explain where I’m coming from I’ll first explain where I am.
I need to makes some changes and reinvent myself. I’ve been considering, and am now actively planning, a tour across America.
My original thought was to buy a van and bounce around from town to town, picking up work as I need it, until I find whatever it is I’m looking for.
Then I saw the Ambassador Program the Splinterlands team posted and it got my mind reeling.
Since I’m going to be traveling anyway maybe I could supplement my income here and there with affiliate rewards and hopefully community support, as I intend to post often throughout my travels, during which I’d like to meet some other Splinterlandians and perhaps record some live challenges. At the very least I’ll be posting a recruitment log to welcome newcomers I bring in through the Ambassador program.
If I have my way I’ll be traveling for at least a year but if I can properly monetize this endeavor I may just Splintervangelize for a few years. I wonder how many affiliates it would take to earn comfortable residual income...
Once I started thinking about things from an evangelical mindset a bigger picture began to form in my mind.
It breaks down like this...
I start a guild that’s branded and only players who use my affiliate code are eligible for membership. I pay all membership fees from affiliate rewards and at least a portion of the remainder is used to offer prizes to members, I.e. orbs/packs/dec, etc., for top players, as well as prizes for members only tournaments periodically, as funding allows.
I think this would be good for pack sales since guild members need to contribute to the reward pool to maintain and increase membership benefits and I hope it won’t feel as, for lack of a better phrase, unrewarding as just donating DEC and hoping everyone else does, too. This way your contribution to the guild still nets you a pack to open.
Once members grow out of the beginner’s guide I’ll start a new one for higher leagues, and continue doing that as long as it’s sustainable, if it is to begin with.
The entire operation will be under a branded account that will only be used for matters relating to running the endeavor for the sake of organization and transparency.
If I can manage a degree of success I’d like to eventually have my own affiliate code on my SplinterVan so people can scan while in traffic, parking lots, rest stops, etc. so I don’t have to split all rewards with business.
I’m not silly enough to think I’m going to retire on this down the road or anything but I hope I can use it to earn enough to help supplement my travels for a few years until I find a place to settle.
I’d like your thoughts. Can this work? How can I balance it between a big silly show and a legitimate income stream?
Any other ideas I could throw into the mix?