At IZEA we realize that our community is what makes us different. You have helped shape our company, define our products and grow our network. We love the relationships we have formed with our bloggers and would like to invite a select group of you to become more deeply involved with our company. The IZEA Insiders program is designed to help accomplish three goals through the individual efforts of people like you:
- Spread the word about IZEA sites, products and services
- Create a stronger bond within our existing community
- Provide product insight and assist in continuing innovation.
Who We Are Looking For
We are looking for active, social bloggers that enjoy meeting and interacting with others both online and offline. You must be a regular user of SocialSpark and/or PayPerPost and have knowledge of how both systems function. We want bloggers that regularly attend blogging and social media events and believe in the power of networking. This is limited to 10 people. The program is a pilot and will last for one year.
How It Works
Spread The Word
You will be forming a “Crew”, under which all of your activities will be preformed. As an IZEA Insider you will be the Crew’s leader, responsible naming the Crew, recruiting new members and building awareness of your activities. Crew members will be able to identify themselves as a member by selecting a Crew on their SocialSpark profile.
The IZEA team will design a logo for each Crew. You are encouraged to use guerrilla marketing efforts to promote your Crew. Feel free to create groups on other social networks, participate in forums and blog your heart out. The more posts, photos and videos the better….get out there and make it happen! Each month we will send you a special Postie Pack with different types of swag. Use this swag to hold contests, giveaways at conferences, etc.
Provide Product Insight
IZEA will be holding regular online meetings with the Insiders to go through new features and gain feedback. We want you to tell us what you like, what you don’t like and what you would like to see. You will know what we are working on before anyone else (shhhhhhh).
What We Expect
We want people that will pour their heart and soul into making IZEA and this program a huge success. We want you to participate in the IZEA conversation and be a champion of our company while remaining honest, open and transparent. You will be required to disclose you are a member of the Insider Program.
You will have direct access to the IZEA executive team. Have a problem or idea? Dial me on my cell phone any time without feeling weird about it (this goes both ways). If you organize a group of more than 50 people I will meet you in your city of choice to talk about IZEA, Social Media, Blogging or just hang out. I will personally help rally your Crew.
What’s In It For You?
You will be given an annual conference allowance of $1,500 to cover conference tickets and travel. This can be used to attend any blog-focused events throughout the year. You will also be given 5 free tickets for IZEAFest and you may also receive extra tickets when IZEA sponsors third party events.
Our team will promote you and your blog on the IZEA blog and through other outreach efforts. We will expand our reach together and help you expose your inner rockstar.
If you are going to be representing us we need to know your blog looks professional. The IZEA team will give your blog a face lift and help you establish your own personal brand.
At the end of each quarter we will look at how many Crew members each Insider added during the previous three month period. The Insider with the most Crew members added each quarter will receive a $1500 cash bonus. Only users with at least one claimed blog will be counted.
Really Cool Other Stuff
Remember that line from Old School “You’re my boy Blue”? That’s all I can say : )
- Provide some personal background. Where you live, what you do for a living, etc.
- Show me you know a thing or two about marketing. What have you done to promote your own blog? How has it worked out? Why would you be successful in recruiting a crew?
- We are looking for people that are highly social both online and offline. Link to your profile pages on facebook, twitter, myspace, socialspark, etc.
- What blogging or social media conferences have you been to this year? How often do you travel? Where do you go? Do you have a laptop? A wireless card?
- We want photos and video. Share some snapshots or short videos with us from events you have attended.
If you are interested post a link to your blog post in a trackback or comment here. You have until November 3rd to apply. Good luck… knock my socks off.