How we measure
Tasks can be as simple as logging in, introducing a friend, commenting, or taking a survey. But it can be much more challenging and rewarding too: translating articles, writing original content, or promoting our site on social media. See here for a complete list of tasks and points awarded for their completion.
We look for influence that your articles and other posts related to JapanTravel.com have on blogs, social media, and other trackable online media. We reward additional points for sharing articles on your networks and for having your own articles shared by others.
Types of Incentives
We tier our incentives so that people who are dedicated to contributing, creating great content, and who can get their content shared, move up the tiers and thus get more value for their efforts.
While you likely participate in other sites for free (Facebook, Instagram, etc.), we want our members to create focused, quality content. This is why we offer points to encourage and reward the community.
Points + Bonus
In the future, members who attain a certain level of reputation will be awarded bonus points. Our reputation engine will calculate your reputation over time, allowing you to qualify for a higher multiplier on all points earned.
- 20,000 Reputation – 5% bonus points awarded
- 50,000 Reputation – 10% bonus points awarded
- 100,000 Reputation - 15% bonus points awarded
On occasion we offer point and reputation bonuses (1000, 5000 etc.) for special projects about a certain subject or in a certain language. These projects, and similarly other lucrative opportunities, are offered first to those with the highest reputation.
JapanTravel receives a high flow of client requests for travel-related journalism, photography, video, design, translation, and other paid services. While not comparable to professional renumeration, these paid opportunities are well-suited to skilled non-professionals and others looking to build a reputation in the industry. The amount offered for each job varies and payments are payable via bank transfer or PayPal.
- Members who qualify for paid work will be notified by their Regional Partner or JapanTravel directly.
- Members are selected by their reputation as well as the volume, quality, and promptness of their work.