gm friends 👋,
In Part 4, we’re looking at an essential feature of Talent Protocol, the perks a talent can offer:
- What perks are
- Why we need perks and how they work
- Different types of perks a talent could offer
What are perks?
A perk is something valuable a talent can offer to their supporters, i.e., to the people holding their Talent Token. Perks are an incentive for supporters to get a certain Talent Token. For some, they may be the main reason to acquire a talent’s personal token while other supporters will see the perk as a bonus but the primary reaosn to back someone.
Why do we need perks and how do perks work?
Perks are key to bringing more utility and value to a Talent Token. The more valuable the perks a talent offers, the higher their utility and the more demand they can generate for their token. Furthermore, talent can differentiate themselves by offering particularly compelling perks.
Each perk has a name, a description and a price. The price is the amount of tokens a supporter must to hold to access the perk. For example, holding 1000 JOE tokens would enable Joe’s supporters to perk [x].
Supporters claim perks by going to the talent profile and clicking the perk they wish to claim. This will open a direct conversation with the talent to coordinate the details of claiming the perk.
Perks are off-chain activities not tracked on-chain by Talent Protocol.
We cannot guarantee that every talent follows through with what they promised or proposed, but they will likely see a drop on their Talent Token price if they don’t. If a talent you support doesn’t reply to your claim requests, please notify the Talent Protocol team on Discord.
Honest, ethical and hard-working talent will eventually be rewarded with more demand from supporters.
Different types of perks on Talent Protocol
We can classify perks into different categories:
- Financial: can generate financial upside for the supporter.
- Emotional: give the supporter a feeling of belonging.
- Socially: signal status.
- Practical: add value through services.
Talent are unlimited in what they want to offer as a perk (as long as it’s legal). Below is a non-exclusive list of what can count as a perk:
- Personalized “Thank You” message (private or public).
- Attendance at exclusive events (annual party or dinner for token holders).
- Mentorship (be mentored by the talent).
- Access to mobile number / Telegram username / Discord handle.
- Private Newsletter.
- Private Telegram or Discord channel for token holders.
- Community calls exclusive for token holders.
- Ask Me Anything (AMA).
- Feedback or coaching sessions.
- Coffee / beer / lunch meetings.
Founders & Digital Builders
- First access to new products.
- Office hours (a dedicated slot for supporters to dial in if they want).
- Quarterly online meetings and report with data, numbers and results.
- Private Calendly to book 1-on-1 calls.
- Mention you in my email signature.
- Personal templates and frameworks.
Creators & Artists
- First access to new creations or artwork.
- Free NFTs.
- Discounts on tickets and merchandising.
- Name on credits (book, movie, …).
- Virtual shoutouts.
These are a few common examples, but more use cases for perks will inevitably pop up.
Read Part 5: Rewards