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Pre-Proposal For Dash For Newbies: Medium, YouTube + Contests

Discussion in 'Pre + Budget Proposal Discussions' started by stellabelle, Apr 19, 2017.

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  1. stellabelle

    stellabelle Active Member

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    For anyone not wanting to read, I've made you a video that describes my new proposal:


    PLEASE VOTE AS MY PROPOSAL IS NOW LIVE: https://www.dashcentral.org/p/dashfornewbies-medium-youtube-contests

    Also, I just made Dash For Newbies Creative Commons, so that means the Dash community can freely translate and distribute my articles without seeking permission.

    Here are the basic details:

    Duration: 3 Months
    Cost: 35 Dash Per Month

    Specifics:

    1. DASH FOR NEWBIES Medium publication: 25 articles per month
    2. DASH FOR NEWBIES YouTube videos: 10 videos per month
    3. 2 Contests per month: giving away 4 Dash per month to winners of contests, and advertising these.
    4. Continued social media/community building efforts on: Twitter, Women of Dash Slack, Medium, YouTube, Steemit, Facebook, Linkedin.

    Goal: double subscribers each month.

    My new proposal is a continuation of the work I've been doing for Dash, with the addition of the 2 contests.

    The contests for May will be: one Writing Contest and one Visual Art contest. Details about this can be found in the video. I want to partner with a killer marketing specialist so that these contests can reach a wider audience. If you know someone, send them my way.

    These contests are focused in bringing in newbies to Dash, maybe even people who have never used Bitcoin before. Also, I developed a core mission statement for the Dash For Newbies concept, and this is based on these four things:

    1. Attracting people who are new to digital currency.
    2. Creating an inclusive atmosphere free from discrimination.
    3. Encouraging creativity, openness, and fun.
    4. Integration: helping newbies integrate into Dash Nation and also creating a more collaborative atmosphere within Dash Nation.

    As you can see from the contests, I'll be giving away 4 Dash per month to the winners. My contests will be different from Dash Force contests because I'm going to focus more on art, writing and creating inclusive community-related projects.

    Please let me know in the comments if you approve of my proposal. Thank you.

    ps-some helpful stats so far on my work from the past month:

    MEDIUM:
    28 articles
    49 new subscribers (updated April 22: 109 subscribers)
    8,600 total views

    YouTube:
    55 new subscribers
    total views: 7,214 (approx. 1300 are Dash For Newbies)

    Women of Dash Slack:
    50+ members

    Most popular YouTube video: Introducing the Women of Dash. Here's the stats for this one video. From this video, I gained 8 subscribers. I guess people like crazy-style videos! Here's more info:

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    It's kind of ironic, eh? Anyway, it's clear that the wacky, fun videos work well on YouTube, so that's the direction I'm headed! These analytic tools are great in helping us figure out a direction to go. So, I'm GOING ALL OUT with the wacky style......since no one else seems to be doing that angle in cryptocurrency.

    And, special thanks to the Dash DAO. Oh, and a marketing guru, named Jeremy Epstein gave my Dash DAO article a shoutout in his recent article, so check it out: https://www.neverstopmarketing.com/?p=9625&preview=1&_ppp=ccae55a9bd

    Jeremy Epstein also contacted me for an interview. I'll give you an update when that happens.

    Who knows, maybe Jeremy Epstein would be interested in Dash too?
     
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    One of the things that dash has gotten so right in its development is the recognition of the human factor in crypto, resulting in a big emphasis on governance and user experience. Community engagement and creativity is also a huge part of that. When Dash is a fun network to interact with, this drives all kinds of new talent into the ecosystem, and keeps people motivated to continue volunteering or working for the network. Thanks for your pre-proposal, for me this is a no-brainer yes vote.
     
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    stellabelle - do you live on slack or what? ;) I am very supportive of your work. I would like to see you continue with this.I will be voting yes. Thanks!
     
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    I like what you have been doing, and what you are aiming at here. Nice job keeping us all updated, too.

    I will support this.
     
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    I'd like to see a design-a-dash-t-shirt competition. Winning designs going on the main dash site as downloadable SVG files.
     
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    Very nice work, both the content you're producing and how you've presented your proposal. I support this.
     
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    yes vote for me too
     
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    Ah, very cool idea! I'll add it to the growing list of things....sounds like a contest to me..
     
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    Thanks for your support. I'll be submitting the real one soon....is it still 5 Dash?
     
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    Yeah, I'm trying to curb my addiction............Thanks for your support....I'll be submitting the "real" proposal very soon...
     
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    Thanks for your supportive feedback.
     
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    thank you very much.
     
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    Yes, very good insights! It's the fun and openness that retained me in Dash. I was searching for a cryptoeconomic tribe, as I wasn't finding the things that I needed in other communities. I think I found it in Dash. Thanks so much for your support of me. I appreciate that so much.
     
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    Btw, I think you should create a dash address to crowdfund donations for contests and giveaways
     
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    good idea. Does this mean to keep the reserved Dash in that address or raise additional Dash from the community?
     
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    Additional dash from the community.

    Actually, it's not just you, I suggested the same thing to DashForce. There's all this content that's being created, not just a one off, and I was thinking it might be helpful if there was an address us MNOs could send dash to on a random / voluntary basis so that you could use it as you felt fit, with a view to giving it away; contests etc. Maybe it will or won't work, I don't know, but it doesn't cost anything to try.
     
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    Yes, fantastic idea.
    Ok, once I get the first contest fleshed out, and all the art/graphics completed, and advertise the cr*p out of it on social media, I will also set up a wallet to accept donations from MN owners who voluntarily decide to give some to fund these contests. I think the main thing that needs to be determined is this: are the contests reaching a wide enough audience. For my first contest, I want to figure out how many people I reach, then we will know if these contests are efficient, and are worth investing more time into. A lot of this is brand new ground, so it will be interesting to see how many people will engage with certain contests.......and which themes are more popular than others. I'm working on something fairly radical for a prize......it will take me some time to finish it....

    Just so you know, I gave over $4,000 to writers in Steemit, as part of my Secret Writer project...
    Giving money to people is something I really like doing.
     
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    Well, it's kind of chicken and egg, but I think it might bring new viewers.
     
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    After thinking about this more, it makes sense for me to have Art contests since I'm an artist, and they tend to be more adventurous and early adopter types. I've almost got all the details squared away. I'll have a proper post in the next few days, probably after the video contest is finished by Dash Force.
     

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