As regular members of Naija Stories know, we have striven to live up to our vision of promoting Nigerian writers by not only holding writing competitions that you can take part in and win prizes, but also by awarding points for your contributions – points that can be redeemed for cash payments. (The points for cash system has now been stopped, points are now for bragging rights only)
Among various ways to earn points in our previous payment system, we awarded a fixed 200 points for each story contribution. This meant that the reward that each writer got for their poem, article or story did not reflect how popular the writing was, or how much work he/she put in to promote it to readers. In order to more fairly reward these hardworking writers, we are changing this system so that a set number of points will now be awarded per view.
This means that the number of points you can receive for your work is now unlimited, depending on how good it is and how much you promote it.
The number of points per view will also depend on your writing rank:
– If you are a Newbie (you have less than 500 points), a Beginner ( you have between 500 and 1000 points) or a Junior Writer (you have between 1000 and 3000 points), then each view of each of your contributions will get you 1 point;
– If you are a Writer (you have between 5000 and 10000 points), a Scribe (you have between 10000 and 20000 points) or a Senior Scribe (you have between 20000 and 30000 points), then each view of each of your contributions will get you 2 points;
– If you are a Wordsmith (you have between 30000 and 40000 points), then each view of each of your contributions will get you 3 points;
– If you are a Head Wordsmith (you have over 40000 points), then each view of each of your contributions will get you 4 points.
(You can see your rank by going to your profile page. In addition, if you go to your points page from your profile, you will be able to see which posts are being viewed to give you points.)
The other means of earning points or of redeeming your payment remain the same.
For more on the Naija Stories reward system, please visit this link.