An Update to the Reward System For Writers

An Update to the Reward System For Writers

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.

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.

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22 thoughts on “An Update to the Reward System For Writers” by Admin (@ogaoga)

  1. Profile photo of Scopeman
    Scopeman (@scopeman60): Head Wordsmith - 50206 pts

    Hmmm…interesting idea.

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    Jaywriter (@jaywriter): Junior Writer - 1801 pts

    Very nice idea.

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    Eletrika (@babyada): Wordsmith - 36389 pts

    Well done, @admin. At times, I just wonder. Just…wonder.

    You people are really trying.

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    kaycee (@kaycee): Head Wordsmith - 150005 pts

    Very wise.

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    EXCELLENCY (@excellency): Scribe - 13125 pts

    Good review, but I think a post should weigh more than a comment. 50 points perhaps ;)

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      Admin (@ogaoga): Scribe - 19393 pts

      @excellency If you promote your posts you may even make up to 1000 points on a post.

      1. Profile photo of EXCELLENCY
        EXCELLENCY (@excellency): Scribe - 13125 pts

        …that’s a giving, nonetheless, more work is put into a post, than a comment, don’t you think?

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          Admin (@ogaoga): Scribe - 19393 pts

          We agree and that is why we have removed the cap on how much one can earn from it. The rest is in the writer’s efforts to showcase their work.

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            EXCELLENCY (@excellency): Scribe - 13125 pts

            Fair enough… time to hone those marketing skills then :)

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    elovepoetry (@elovepoetry): Wordsmith - 34147 pts

    this is a lucrative idea @admin

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    Tola Odejayi (@TolaO): Wordsmith - 37105 pts

    I like the way that now, when I visit Naija Stories (on the desktop), I can see many +2s showing that people have viewed my stories.

    I can even see which of my stories that they viewed by going to my profile page and viewing the points logs.

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    Afronuts (@Afronuts): Head Wordsmith - 63229 pts

    Thank God you made this clear. For a moment I thought you had demoted me for some funny reason.

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    Efadel (@febidel): Senior Scribe - 26498 pts

    Fair one.

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    Raymond (@raymond): Head Wordsmith - 47482 pts

    As Onitsha man go talk, “Ihe a dikwa highly lucrate!”

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      sambright (@sambrightomo): Head Wordsmith - 93846 pts

      lol

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    sambright (@sambrightomo): Head Wordsmith - 93846 pts

    This is quite encouraging,very encouraging.

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    khadijahmuhammad (@khadijahmuhammad): Senior Scribe - 21646 pts

    @admin how can I become a scribe.

    1. Profile photo of Seun-Odukoya
      Seun-Odukoya (@Seun-Odukoya): Head Wordsmith - 103671 pts

      @khadijahmuhammad,

      Contribute more. Write. Comment. And so on.

      In due time, you go be head writer sef.

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        Sunshine (@nicolebassey): Head Wordsmith - 51281 pts

        Or simply write and post 3000 one sentsnce”Haiku “poems, market them to us+ Your considerable internet contacts and viola! you are Head wordsmith!

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    khadijahmuhammad (@khadijahmuhammad): Senior Scribe - 21646 pts

    @Seun-Odukoya I will try.

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    Sunshine (@nicolebassey): Head Wordsmith - 51281 pts

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    olajumoke omisore (@olajumoke): Head Wordsmith - 132856 pts

    @admin, fabulous idea. Thanks.

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