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thoughts on increasing membership
In my view the major road block to recruitment of new members is explaining what buxr is and why anyone should care. It literally takes 10-20 minutes to explain to someone what buxr is and how it works. I have three suggestions to help overcome this problem:
1. There needs to be a more simple and streamlined page explaining things. The most ideal would be a quick video or animated clip showing people. People are lazy and don't like to read. Entertain them with a funny clip, and they might pay attention.
2. There simply must be a "refer a friend" link that directs people to that aforementioned explanation. The current method of referring deals to people and then having them check out the site is not the best way. It is confusing, and people don't know where/how to sign up.
3. People need to see that this is for real and you can actually get paid. I suggest, a one time only small token payment to people so that they believe you that they can actually get money. It kind of sounds too good to be true as is. For example, new members could get $5 after they post their first 5 deals or after they vote for 10 deals or something. Or let them earn 25 cents per vote up to 5 bucks. Let them get that email saying "Come get your money" and see how many more people pay attention. This could be limited to the first 10 new members per month or something so we don't break the bank here, but my main point is people need to see that they can really get paid.