Bounties are how we make sure individual members of Just About are rewarded for the specific contributions they make to their communities.
However you create or contribute, we want to make sure you earn something for your time, skills, knowledge and effort. It’s only fair.
Here’s how we’re going to do that.
What are bounties?
Think of Just About bounties as regular contests.
- The Bounty Setter (more on that below) picks a subject or goal, and then asks for contributions from you lot, the community.
- If your content is selected as a winner, we show them off in all their glory - shining a spotlight on your hard work for all to see and enjoy.
- All bounty winners receive a share of the bounty pot as a reward. Ker-ching.
- For our Beta phase, Just About staff will pick the winners based on a combination of member sentiment and reactions, as well as content quality. But later down the line we want to invite certain community members to take on the Bounty Setter role too.
And! Even if your submission isn’t chosen as a winner, your content may still be used in an article or video if it adds extra insight. That credits you as a contributor, and you’ll get a share of the advertising revenue it generates as and when we run ads on our curated content (although this isn’t happening just yet).
How bounties work
Only people with the Bounty Setter role can create a bounty.
During our Beta test, the Just About team will be responsible for posting these across the platform, but - like Curators - this role will eventually be handed to communities to manage.
In each bounty post you’ll find clear information about:
- The topic that’s being discussed.
- The format your submission should follow to qualify as an entry.
- The criteria for selecting winning submissions.
- The rewards that are available and how they’ll be split (if at all).
- The end date for submissions.
A community Curator will then take these winning entries (and possibly some others) and use them to create bespoke pieces of content.
Features are subject to change, and it may be necessary to reset or tweak profile progress as we balance the platform and enter new testing phases.
This means that if you link your Just About account with your other creator platforms, you can easily submit entries for bounties using content you’ve created elsewhere. We want you to use the social media you already have access to, as well as the tools we have on Just About.
This allows us to go further than bounties that simply require text submissions, such as a “how to” post or a community-sourced “getting started” guide. You’ll certainly see those posted on Just About, but we’ll also be seeking submissions in both short and long-form video formats.
That might be a let’s-play of a new level or raid, for example, or a Short which showcases the moveset of a freshly-released character. We might gather your best TikTok reaction videos to the first reveal of a major new game.
Other bounties will have a more open submission format, where you can share your passion in whatever way best suits you and your skills.
However and wherever you want to create content online, we’ll have bounties to suit, because we want everyone to feel they can get involved.
What kind of bounties can you expect to see on Just About?
Crowdsourcing your expertise
Every Just About community is bursting with knowledge and expertise. It should be a real, friendly, accessible resource.
So when the community wants to build helpful content, such as a guide, the best way to do that is to draw on their experience and passion and pull that knowledge together.
This might be a longform written or video guide, a wiki-style resources list, or possibly a number of smaller “how to” style pieces.
Celebrating your creative achievements
Some games have creativity at their core.
If, for example, your No Man’s Sky base has been a labour of love that you couldn’t be prouder of, we want you to have the opportunity to show it off to the community, inspire others, and be rewarded for your achievement.
Alternatively, there may be times where the community’s challenged to work together on a creative endeavour.
Every topic on Just About has creative opportunities to explore, and we’ll be working closely with you all to develop creative bounties that are inspiring and exciting to take part in.
Some bounties might be posted in the form of a simple competition, with different prizes for first, second and third places.
An example of this would be a fan art competition, or a collection of reaction videos, where a particular theme has been chosen by the Bounty Setter.
Once all of the submissions have been received, the Bounty Setter will select the winning entries, which will then be celebrated and showcased.
Simple answers to simple questions
Sometimes there’s something specific that other players or users would benefit from knowing, and that another community member is well-placed to help with.
In these instances we might create a lower-value bounty that just needs a simple answer, with a single prize available.
This is just the beginning for bounties on Just About, and a small example of the type and formats that we’ll be rolling out and experimenting with.
Keep in mind that even if you don’t win a bounty, but your content is used as extra info, you’ll be tagged as a contributor in the article. That means you’ll receive a share of any advertising revenue generated by that article over time.
We’ll continue experimenting with different formats in partnership with our communities, and we’d love to hear your feedback on how we can improve this feature for you.