#180 Building the SmartCash community in the Netherlands

By Frans Aarts

Summary

Smartport.cc, The Dutch Connection Increasing the number of SmartCash users in the Netherlands. The objective is to build a strong SmartCash community in the Netherlands by: Year 1 • Building a community of dedicated people • Building a community of smartcash merchants • Facilitation of SmartCashTrade • Writing articles about cryptos in general and on SmartCash specific • Perform as a speaker on several events (goal 20-100 per year) • Education of the community members so they can perform as a speaker themselves • Build a site on Smartport.cc

Description

Building a community of dedicated people

SmartCash promotion on social media
Do a lot of SmartCash promotion on social media/short movies/trailers for events/building facebook/linkedin groups. Smartport wants to appoint one person who will do this on a part-time basis.
$ 4.000 per month/ $ 48.000,00 in Year 1

Community building events
Organise 4 community building-events to learn people about SmartCash, make them enthousiast and get them active as SmartCash ambassadors. Everyone who joins the Ambassador Network gets rewarded in Smart.
$ 10.000,00 per event/$ 40.000,00 in Year 1

Building a community of smartcash merchants
Every ambassodor on his turn should promote SmartCash amongs (web) shopholders, restaurants, bars etc to accept SmartCash as a mean of payment.

Smartport needs a budget per merchant. Smartmerchants get listed on Smartport.cc, get support on organising the payments in Smart and will be invited to the ambassador community. The individual ambassador has to be rewarded for his or her efforts. The needed budget depends on the size of the merchant. The size of the merchant is measured on the number of cashdecks. Webshops are rated by the number of yearly visitors.
Needed budget: $ 2.000,00 per Cashdeck. Webshop, $ 1,00 per yearly visitor.

Facilitation of SmartCashTrade
On Smartport.cc will be a possibility to buy and sell Smart, peer to peer. In the beginning it can be very simple. Through the year there will be a continuous development of the site. It is neccessary for the growth of SmartCash, that people can buy Smart directly, without first buying BTC.

Writing articles about cryptos in general and on SmartCash specific
Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific. In every generic article the word SmartCash will be used at least one time. In the specific articles aspect of SmarCash, like Smart Rewards, Smart Governance etcetera will be described more specific.
Some examples for articles
• How to open a cryptocurrency wallet;
• Who owns your crypotocoins?;
• Hashing, the blockchain secret;
• How does blockchain work?;
• What is an ICO?;
• What currency to buy;
• How big are cryptocurrencies;
• Mining the new banking;
• Everyone a banker;
• Crypto safety;

• What is SmartCash?
• The smart hyve.
• Renew your Wallet
• Smart Rewards
• Smart Governance
• Smart Budgets

Needed budget: $ 20.000,00

Perform as a speaker on several events (goal 20-100 per year)
Needed Budget: $ 2.000,00 per occasion

Education of the community members so they can perform as a speaker themselves
Organising 4 training days to educate other SmartCash ambassadors. These days will cost a lot of preparation/promotion/hiring a site etc. Needed budget $ 6.000,00 per training day.

Build a site on Smartport.cc
SmartPort.cc will play an important role in the promotion of SmartCash in the Netherlands. First it will be a portal where the merchants get listed an where SmartCash can be bought. Through the year and the years to follow, the site will get more and more sophisticated. Merchants can build a webshop on the site, SmartCash can be bought and sold, maybe we can even list other currencies on the site.
The development of the site should be an ongoing process. Needed budget in Year 1: $ 80.000,00.

Categories

Outreach

Milestones

Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
March 30, 2018 4,000.00 169,335.76 * SmartCash promotion on social media -
March 30, 2018 200,000.00 8,466,787.87 * Perform as a speaker on several events -
April 02, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
April 23, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
April 29, 2018 4,000.00 169,335.76 * SmartCash promotion on social media -
May 14, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
May 28, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
May 30, 2018 4,000.00 169,335.76 * SmartCash promotion on social media -
May 30, 2018 10,000.00 423,339.39 * Community building events -
May 30, 2018 20,000.00 846,678.79 * Build a site on Smartport.cc -
June 04, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
June 21, 2018 6,000.00 254,003.64 * Training day SmartCash Ambassadors -
June 25, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
June 25, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
June 29, 2018 4,000.00 169,335.76 * SmartCash promotion on social media -
July 16, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
July 30, 2018 4,000.00 169,335.76 * SmartCash promotion on social media -
August 06, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
August 14, 2018 6,000.00 254,003.64 * Training day SmartCash Ambassadors -
August 27, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
August 30, 2018 4,000.00 169,335.76 * SmartCash promotion on social media -
August 30, 2018 10,000.00 423,339.39 * Community building events -
September 17, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
September 29, 2018 4,000.00 169,335.76 * SmartCash promotion on social media -
September 29, 2018 20,000.00 846,678.79 * Build a site on Smartport.cc -
October 08, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
October 08, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
October 29, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
October 29, 2018 6,000.00 254,003.64 * Training day SmartCash Ambassadors -
October 30, 2018 4,000.00 169,335.76 * SmartCash promotion on social media -
October 30, 2018 10,000.00 423,339.39 * Community building events -
November 19, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
November 29, 2018 4,000.00 169,335.76 * SmartCash promotion on social media -
December 10, 2018 1,250.00 52,917.42 * Write several articles about cryptocurrencies in general and Smart Cash specific -
December 30, 2018 4,000.00 169,335.76 * SmartCash promotion on social media -
December 30, 2018 20,000.00 846,678.79 * Build a site on Smartport.cc -
January 13, 2019 6,000.00 254,003.64 * Training day SmartCash Ambassadors -
January 14, 2019 10,000.00 423,339.39 * Community building events -
January 30, 2019 4,000.00 169,335.76 * SmartCash promotion on social media -
February 27, 2019 4,000.00 169,335.76 * SmartCash promotion on social media -
February 27, 2019 20,000.00 846,678.79 * Build a site on Smartport.cc -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 412,000.00
  • Estimated SMART: 17,441,583.01
  • Estimated BTC: 120.17250691

Schedule

  • Created Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Voting Deadline: Saturday, March 17, 2018 23:33:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones

Status

  • Not Funded

Votes

7.86%
Yes (200,083.53)
92.13%
No (2,344,106.46)
0.01%
Abstain (150.00)

Voting Audit

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Comments

  • honeybooboo 03/04/2018 02:29

    Your budget looks extremely high and bloated... There seem to be way too much going on here to begin with, and the first thing that should be done is to split it up in several individual proposals. There should be more detailed budgeting per item, and also you should have milestones. Finally, the budget needs to be either drastically reduced, or you really need to convince people that it is justified. For example, you are asking for $20,000 to write articles. Having an online business and a blog myself, I know that a good writer can be hired for around 3-5 cents per word. For your budget to make any sense, you would need to produce anywhere between 400,000 to 667,000 words of content. That comes down to 400 to 667 1000 word articles... I am extremely skeptical that you can produce that much content and ideas for articles that would be relevant enough. If you are planning to produce something like 50 or a 100 articles (which would still be A LOT), this particular task is severely overpriced. I don't see any way that this proposal will be approved as is. Start with small actionable items, and proposal(s) that are no more than a few months long. You need to earn the trust of the community first, especially when we are talking about such astronomical sums of money.

    Frans Aarts 03/15/2018 16:32

    I won't hesistate to hire you!

  • mastin 03/04/2018 11:41

    I don't know where to start with this inflated budget. So I won't. If you think that you are about to get rich exploiting naive community, you are wrong. Start by earning some trust with small, simple and easy to show results projects with detailed FAIR budgets and milestones.

    endlessfun 03/05/2018 21:33

    agree 100%.

    Frans Aarts 03/15/2018 16:58

    Please see my comment below. Can I send you a personal message?

  • Frans Aarts 03/15/2018 10:28

    If you organise your activities professionally, that is, hiring people, paying taxes, make use of sub-contractors, paying all your costs in Euro after exchanging the Smart into BTC and the BTC into Euro, then the outcome is much less profitable than it seems. Please make that calculation and post your comment again.