It’s been an exciting first month! We have now had a full month in “beta” with the goal of onboarding 15 creative and super-talented individuals to the Steemit platform while refining our incubator model. Many Steemians have been asking, “How can I become a Sndbox Member?” We’ve gotten to the point where expanding to the existing Steemit community is finally possible. Today’s post will answer this critical question and explain the process in which you can join the incubation program.
Growth through Nominations
All new @sndbox members will join through a nomination process. Current members can nominate up to 2 new members per month. This nomination strategy is designed to achieve the following goals :
Healthy Community Growth. - We want new members to join by building relationships first. Sndbox is both a program and a community guild. Our goal is to create an empowering network that motivates mentorship, conversation and collaboration.
Strong Vetted Content. - This organic referral process will be a filter to insure strong quality content and community stewardship. Nominations can also radically reduce the presence of plagiarism on Steemit. Our “beta” Sndbox members represent nearly a dozen countries all over the world and as many languages. Having trusted eyes and ears will support healthy growth in new communities.
|• Coaching : Daily one on one support. Steemit has a learning curve that we aim to accelerate our members through.|
|• Editing : Help with formatting and translations.|
|• Feedback : We will support our bloggers with ideas and advice on structuring STEEM-powered projects.|
|• Promotion : Visibility is important. Our incubator has weekly member spotlights, highlighting newbies and helping our members raise awareness for the issues and projects important to them.|
|• @sndbox upvote : We reward strong and creative content. Consistent support will help retain talented Steemit contributors and help them engage their audience.||60 SBD monthly maximum*|
*If you earn less than 60 SBD, that's okay! We will never charge you more than you've earned. Members can also lower their membership fee by nominating new Steemians. Each nomination will be rewarded with 20 SBD (up to 40 SBD or two nominations per month.) This incentivizes the growth of the incubator network and the growth of Steemit as a whole!
Where will the Membership Fees go?
50% of SBD received through memberships will be converted to STEEM power to help grow the account. The other 50% of these fees will go towards support costs of maintaining the incubator service including programming and projects throughout the year. This will include offline programs in New York City through our official Meetup Channel, Steemit workshops and community projects like STEEM Park.
Should You be a Sndbox Member?
Sndbox is a Steemit incubator that empowers impactful and creative projects worldwide. Our goal is to create a supportive environment where an artist, architect, musician, curator, educator, entrepreneur, non-profit, or community organizer can explore, innovate and play all while being rewarded for sharing their craft.
To be 100% clear, we ask Sndbox members to nominate individuals or organizations that align and improve upon our creative-impact mission.
A “Sndbox Member” can be -
- A prospective Steemit user with a creative or community purpose in mind
- An existing Steemit user with a proven record of great content and impactful ideas
- A community leader or organizer who wants to establish a Sndcastle Accelerator or other communal hubs in their local area
- A project-based account created collaboratively by multiple new and/or existing Steemit members
If you’re interested in becoming a @sndbox member, we recommend engaging with existing members in their posts as well as reaching out to Sndcastle Projects in your region. If they believe that your work and ambition are befitting of @sndbox’s program, they can nominate you into the network.
Do not leave comments on members’ posts similar to this - “Please look at my account, @_____”. Explain what you do and why it would be beneficial to both you and Sndbox if you joined the community.
Meet the Members
The following are links to all of our current members’ accounts. We recommend you read their posts to get an idea of how they are using Steemit as a part of their professional growth and the overall quality and focus of Sndbox members.