[quote=“Cybnate, post:12, topic:2134”]Before we could hire someone we need to do some really serious fundraising to built a fund where we can pay someone from for at least 3 months (3-6 months contract). On top of that it needs to be topped up every 2-3 months or so. Not sure if this community is strong enough to bear such a thing, but we can try. Anyway, I don’t think full-time would be feasible at all. Two days a week would already be great.
I’m also not so sure about one face though, especially for meetings and presentations all over the world you need a few people to cover that properly.
Instead of hiring someone we can also take a hybrid model with some marginal pay monthly but with strong incentives. E.g. pay for each interview, each presentation, each mention etc.
With that you would also be able to have two or three people on that schema. I think one in US, one and Europe and one in Asia would be the way to go.
The hardest part would be to find someone who is reliable has a decent Peercoin stake or other strong incentive and is available.
Whatever way we go, just make sure you have a good charter for this fund.
My suggestion to start with:
- Three people across globe paid on incentive pay and a one-off pay to stick around for at least three months (creating a stake), only payable after three months and meeting KPI. KPIs are e.g. number of interviews, mentions on social media, conferences etc.
- One of those can be on part-time monthly pay and can be the person who does online interviews, cold calling, Skype, being ‘visible’, social media and launches initiatives for the community and available on daily base on forums (at least 5 days/week).
The target would be 3 * 500 PPC 3 month stick around payment + 10 x 100 PPC incentives (excluding any travel, entrance and accommodation costs where applicable) + one part-time person on a ‘salary’ for 16 hours /week (say 3 hours/day) = ~2500 PPC for 3 months (US$25/hour assuming 1 PPC=$2) = ~5000 PPC
So 5000 PPC to start with for just 3 months and then keeping our fingers crossed we can get some good candidates…
After they started you have to start fundraising again to cover the next 3 months etc. Also the complexities around taxes, managing an ongoing fund and hitting regulations makes this a very challenging one. There are good reasons why we are where we are now. I’m afraid that when you really hire people (beyond free-lance) you quickly have to establish some kind of a foundation to make it all work.
Won’t even want to start talking about stretch targets in this case…
So you already guessed, I’m not a fan of hiring people, but we can provide targeted incentives to a designated/pre-selected pool of free-lancers who can pick up jobs or suggest jobs to market Peercoin. That might work given enough funds.[/quote]
Good job @Cybnate! And I like the idea, that’s more realistic and achievable.