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How to Create Engaging Content and Earn Bonus Points

Hello Influencers,

The new year will be here before you know it and we’re here to help our wonderful Influencers learn more about earning those coveted bonus points just for creating top-notch content in the community!

The Toluna Team scours the community every single day for the absolute best posts that really get our brains thinking! When we see this super awesome content, we give you some bonus points. Who doesn’t like earning extra points just for having an interesting conversation?

I know you may be wondering… what exactly constitutes as engaging content? We are here to give you some top tips!

How to Create Engaging Content:

  1. Content should be thought-provoking and induce a conversation among one another. Is it a trending news topic? Is it a life long mystery of the world? If it is a question that makes you really think – then post it!
  2. It must be a Poll or Topic. As much as we love our Thumbs and Battles, we will no longer be giving bonus points to that type of content. We want to know your thoughts so we will only be rewarding content that includes a written response.
  3.  Include a picture or video in your post to make it look more appealing. That “wow” factor can go a long way from pushing your content from the “recent” to “popular” section of our site.

If your content meets these requirements, we’ll give it a “rank up” meaning it will appear in the popular stream, and you will also receive bonus points for this. It can be anywhere from 100-1000 points. You will also receive a written notification on your wall like the one below letting you know that you received this bonus.

bonus points

BONUS:
We also are looking for fantastic OPINIONS left on other’s topics. Yep, you read that correctly…. you can even earn bonus points for leaving a thoughtful response to someone else’s question.

Are you ready to see some examples of posts we think knocked it out of the park?

Example 1:quality content

Example 2: topic

Example 3:
topic 2

We hope this helps when you are creating your next piece of content on the site or on the mobile app! We look forward to seeing what you create in the community.

See you soon on the site!
The Toluna Team

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School Is In Session – Topic Contest

School is officially in session! What would you teach if you were head of the class? An advanced course in knitting? Are you a master at crossword puzzles? An expert pastry chef?

school contest
We want to know everything. The best piece you’ve ever made. How you’ve created it. What your process is. Don’t forget a single detail!

Share your special skill in a TOPIC and teach us something new to earn 1,000 points.

The Rules:

  1. Create a TOPIC on what you would teach if you were head of the class
  2. The title must contain “School is in Session
  3. Your topic must have a minimum of 100 words

Contest runs from September 17- 30, 2018

We can’t wait to see what each and every one of you can teach us!

-The Toluna Team

*Promotion rules: Only one topic per person will be rewarded. The topic must have the title as given, and must be created within the time frame. Open to US and Canada only. Members will earn a 1000-point rank up bonus or direct credit to their account. Points will be awarded to winners by October 5, 2018. Posts must not contain any language that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above

Bringing it back… to School!

Picture it: First Day of School, 1990

Who remembers throwing their trapper keeper, gel pens, and stickers neatly into their backpack and heading off to school?

We’re throwing it back to the good ol’school days this month and boy do we have some fun in store for you!

School Days

All this month we’ll bring you back…. to school that is! From brainteasers to book reviews, we’ll have a little bit for everyone.

Will you get an A+ for attendance? Stay tuned on September 10th for the fun to begin!

-The Toluna Team

New Contest- TOLUNA INTERVIEW

Hello Influencers!

We’ve been telling you just how much we appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us, be it by creating content, or by participating in our surveys. And for this, we’d like to share with you our newest initiative.

You like sharing your thoughts? Brilliant, we love listening to them! We’re launching today the monthly Toluna Interview contest. There’s 10.000 points in store for you!

TOLUNA

If you want to participate simply post your opinion to one of the two topics below giving us two reasons as to why we should pick you to be interviewed. Every valid opinion will get 500 points. If you get selected we will reach out to you directly, and after you’ve finished the interview, we will publish it on our website, together with a picture of you, and then credit your account with a whopping 10.000 points! 

This contest will be held every month. The first interview will be published in December and will feature one US and one Canadian member.

US members submit your opinion here: https://us.toluna.com/opinions/3670755/TOLUNA-INTERVIEW

Canada members submit your opinion here:  https://ca.toluna.com/opinions/3670753/TOLUNA-INTERVIEW

Daily Theme – November 29th, 2017

Hello amazingly sweet people!

How’s your sugar craving going? Good I hope- the cold and frosty season is here so we figure we should indulge in a bit of sugary decadence. So this week we’re talking desserts!

Create content where you share with us your favorite desert, or recopies for amazing cakes, and win 1,000 points!

November 29 DESSERTS

Here’s how this will work:

– Create a topic or a poll,  with the title “Desserts”

– Add your thoughts on the matter

– You must include a photo or video in your content

– You will receive a bonus on your content for 1000 points.

*This contest will be open until December 4th, 2017 at 8 AM EST. 

See you soon,

Toluna Team

*Promotion rules: Only one topic per person will be rewarded. The topic must have the title as given by the Daily Theme Contest post, and must be created within the time frame. Open to US and Canada only. Members will earn a 1000-point rank up bonus or direct credit to their account. Points will be awarded to winners on the 5th of December. Posts must not contain any language that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above

Weekend Opinions Contest – 15 Minutes of Fame

Hello Influencers,

Have you ever wanted to be famous? Or maybe did ever want to leave your mark on something?

Let’s say you get your 15 minutes of fame; tell us what would you do with them and how would you use them in order to make your life better. Do so by participating in this weeks Weekend Opinions Contest.

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Participating is super easy, additionally it gives you a guaranteed 500 points, plus, the three most interesting opinions (based on our site moderators’ opinions) will get 5,000 points.

For US members:

For Canada members:

*Promotion Rules:Open to US and Canada only. Limit one opinion created per person. Members must post an opinion on the designated Toluna Topic for their country, and can win 500 points. Opinions must be posted by 01:00AM EST on Monday, November  27th to be counted.  Bonus points will be awarded to winners by 5PM EST, on Wednesday November 29th, 2017, and will be uploaded to users’ accounts via external crediting. Opinions must not contain any language or image that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above. Violation of these rules, and/or the Toluna Member Code of Conduct may result in the closure of your Toluna account.

Daily Theme – November 22nd, 2017

Gobble gobble my dear ones!

Thanksgiving is almost here, and in the midst of all preparations, and turkey baking, we’re launching this weeks daily theme! Share with us in a topic or a poll your thoughts on Thanksgiving. What are you most thankful for? What thanksgiving traditions do you have in your family?

November 22 THANKSGIVING

Here’s how this will work:

– Create a topic or a poll,  with the title “Thanksgiving”

– Add your thoughts on the matter

– You must include a photo or video in your content

– You will receive a bonus on your content for 1000 points.

*This contest will be open until November 27th, 2017 at 8 AM EST. 

See you soon,

Toluna Team

*Promotion rules: Only one topic per person will be rewarded. The topic must have the title as given by the Daily Theme Contest post, and must be created within the time frame. Open to US and Canada only. Members will earn a 1000-point rank up bonus or direct credit to their account. Points will be awarded to winners on the 29th of November. Posts must not contain any language that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above

(long) Weekend Opinions Contest – Adventure

Hello Influencers,

On my commute to work this morning I saw this lady reading a self help book, and on the cover, in bright yellow serif letters I noticed “when was the last time you did something for the first time?”.

Now that really struck a chord with me. I really started asking myself the same thing, and to my annoyance I could not come up with an answer to it. It seems so much time passed since my last proper adventure. Which made me want to ask you, when did you go on your last adventure, what did you do? What was adventurous about it?

Write a comment detailing the adventure and when was the last time you did something for the first time to win points.

Participate in this weekend’s Opinions Contest and get the chance to earn up to 5,500 points.

weekend opinions contest (2)

Participating is super easy, additionally it gives you a guaranteed 500 points, plus, the three most interesting opinions (based on our site moderators’ opinions) will get 5,000 points.

For US members:

For Canada members:

*Promotion Rules:Open to US and Canada only. Limit one opinion created per person. Members must post an opinion on the designated Toluna Topic for their country, and can win 500 points. Opinions must be posted by 01:00AM EST on Monday, November  20th to be counted.  Bonus points will be awarded to winners by 5PM EST, on Wednesday November 23rd, 2017, and will be uploaded to users’ accounts via external crediting. Opinions must not contain any language or image that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above. Violation of these rules, and/or the Toluna Member Code of Conduct may result in the closure of your Toluna account.

Daily Theme – November 15th, 2017

Hello influences!

Thanksgiving is almost here, and with it we’re very sure each of you has a lot of family traditions that you are doing year after year. These traditions maybe help keep your family together, or maybe, they just bring a lot of joy and delight to each and ever member of your family.

This week’s daily theme is going to take from that and ask you to post a topic or a poll about traditions where you share your thoughts on how traditions help, why they are important, or maybe the opposite. You can even look at the three examples below and use them if they help.

  • What are some strange foreign customs that you have heard of? Are there any
    customs in your country visitors might find strange?
  • When people from other countries think about your culture, what do they usually
    think of?
  • What do you like about your culture? What don’t you like about your culture?

November 15 TRADITIONS

Here’s how this will work:

– Create a topic or a poll,  with the title “Traditions”

– Add your thoughts on the matter

– You must include a photo or video in your content

– You will receive a bonus on your content for 1000 points.

*This contest will be open until November 20th, 2017 at 8 AM EST. 

See you soon,

Toluna Team

*Promotion rules: Only one topic per person will be rewarded. The topic must have the title as given by the Daily Theme Contest post, and must be created within the time frame. Open to US and Canada only. Members will earn a 1000-point rank up bonus or direct credit to their account. Points will be awarded to winners on the 22nd of November. Posts must not contain any language that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above

Toluna Weekly Lottery – 8-14 October 2017

Hello Everyone,

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2nd Weekly Lottery, for the week of 8-14 October 2017. Please join us in congratulating the following winners, who have each won 100 EUR!

Toluna Weekly Sweepstakes

normangraphik FR-FR
Laptiterobenoire FR-FR
FrenchDawn FR-FR
FLORIAN33 FR-FR
sa880414 HU-HU
pietro.barbi IT-IT
Lamiadesy IT-IT
Michelangelo1988 IT-IT
Aneres IT-IT
Kim1981 NL-NL
gvmanen NL-NL
Blueblury@.@ NL-NL
nine456 NL-NL
thung7356 NO-NO
jarek_sad PL-PL
emi.szyn1 PL-PL

Good luck for next week!

To have a chance to win each week, you simply have to continue being active on Toluna. You can get entries from our Rewards Center if you are an US member and by participating in Surveys for CA members.