In Utopian.io our goal is to incentivize stellar contributions to awesome Open Source projects. In an effort to cater to the needs of the development leaders and owners of FOSS projects, some of the contribution categories incentivized by Utopian.io are on-demand only, meaning contributors may only be eligible for reward if an explicit request from the project owners is present, or if the target project is whitelisted.
Today, we are launching a new FREE service aimed at FOSS development leaders and project owners - welcome to the Utopian.io VIPO (Very Important Project Owners) Club. Create a ticket via https://support.utopian.io with the title “VIPO Club” to access free professional services and VIP support!
VIPO Features and Services
Project owners included in this exclusive group will be able to add their projects to the whitelists of categories that require them, and receive professional help and guidance from our Community Managers in creating Task Requests on Utopian.io. With these resources, FOSS Project Owners can access the professional services offered by our community (such as graphic design, QA, visibility and copywriting) FOR FREE.
The Utopian.io VIPO Club is a unique initiative both on our blockchain and in the Open Source ecosystem. We hope that by offering this service, we can help connect Project Owners with the contributors they need, and incentivize the efforts made.
Professional QA and Software Testing
As you may know, there are a few paid services out there that offer software companies access to a database of beta testers. Most of these services have an entry fee or recurring payments to maintain the service.
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With Utopian.io, FOSS Project Owners can access a HUGE database of beta testers waiting to help you spot bugs in your software, from critical to minor ones. All, with zero monetary investment from the Project Owner.
Project Promotion and Visibility
One of the major issues FOSS projects face is the lack of resources and manpower to market the product when it is ready for market.
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Utopian.io allows project owners to employ the power of the crowd and the expertise of seasoned marketers to increase popularity and bring more attention to worthwhile FOSS solutions.
Professionally Crafted Graphic Assets
The creative graphic artists on Utopian.io are waiting to make FOSS projects look better, allowing every Open Source Project Owner access to enterprise-grade talent at zero cost.
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Copywriting and Beyond
Content is still king, and when it comes to professionally written texts and copywriting, Open Source solutions often lack it. With Utopian.io, Project Owners can engage a community of copywriters waiting to improve their content and create more of it.
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How to Join The Utopian.io VIPO Club?
Joining The Utopian.io VIPO Club is free. Simply create a ticket via https://support.utopian.io with the title “VIPO Club”. Tell us a bit about your project, include the GitHub repository link, and detail the types of services you would like to receive for your project so it can be included in the appropriate whitelist or whitelists.
Alternatively, you can create a task request right now using any Steem frontend of your choice. Our team will be happy to guide you on the Utopian.io Discord. To get started now, read the Utopian Contribution Submission Guidelines: https://join.utopian.io/guidelines
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