Empire.Kred LIVE The Recordings

Empire.Kred members shared their thoughts and expertise in our first LIVE event which took place on both Blab and Firetalk video chat systems.

The live events were well attended and viewers interacted with our knowledgeable guests.

01 Build Your Audience with Empire.Kred Missions

in this first session of the Empire.Kred LIVE weekend Ruud Reijmerink and I discussed Missions.

We started with an explanation missions and their place in promoting you business or cause

We chatted about creating good missions which will be well received , Ruud gave plenty of insights into strategy and shared a wealth of tips and tricks.

Great content needs a great audience. Ruud Reijmerink shares proven strategies he uses to reach new people and keep followers engaging.

Hosted by Steven Healey

Ruud on Empire.Kred http://empire.kred/RREIJMERINK

02 The A,B,C’s of Empire.Kred Missions 

In this second very enjoyable Empire.Kred LIVE event Knikkolette discussed the best approach to missions for new players.

In the video you will find many hints and tips which will help you make a good start on Empire.Kred

Start at the beginning. What is a mission? Why would you run one? Who does them? How do you stand out? Knikkolette Church introduces you to the Empire.Kred “mission” – a powerful tool for introducing your content to people who share your interests.

Hosted by Steven Healey

Knikkolette on Empire.Kred http://empire.kred/KNIKKOLETTEFI

03  Social Media + Social Selling = RESULTS

Weekend conversation with Keith Gill and several guests exploring the impact of Social Media on the sales profession. We covered some innovative ideas about LinkedIn, Twitter and how using Empire.Kred can and should be an integral part of your social selling activities.

Hosted by Miles Austin

Keith Gill on Empire.Kred  https://www.empire.kred/DIGITALKEITH

04 Talking Twitter Masterclass with Nicky Kriel and Gary Loper

Hosting a show you want to create an entertaining informative fun show for your guests and everyone watching .. this is the closest i have been to that goal

Nicky and Gary over the course of the talk became so involved in the converation that they brought Twitter to life

If you are looking how you can make Twtter part of your marketing mix then Nicky and Gary have created the perfect masterclass here

Thank you both 🙂

Hosted by Steven Healey

Nicky Kriel on Empire.Kred http://empire.kred/NICKYKRIEL

Gary Loper on Empire.Kred http://empire.kred/GLL

Our thanks go to our hosts , our guests , our wonderful engaged audience and to the team who organised and promoted the weekends events

We will be back , if you would like to be involved in future shows contact Steven or Nance

 

Fireworks over the Empire

Today  sees the launch of the latest Empire.Kred extravaganza  to celebrate the events of the weekend.

Starts today at 8:00 pm ET and runs through to the 5th July ,

There are two parts to the celebration

You can send SPARKLERS to your friends on Empire.Kred so that they can light them in celebration of the weekends events , everyone you send a sparkler to will also receive eaves .

Note : Please do not light the sparklers before you send them !!

The second part is the hunt for Sparkling clues scattered throughout the site by Squirrel , the Empire.Kred moderators and friends , You will find them on missions and in the forums.

Crack the clue , find the matching member profile and post your answer on their timeline. If you have the correct answer and the correct profile you will earn a reward .

At the moment it is a bit of a mystery  but I am sure all will become clear over the weekend.

All that remains for me to say is ‘Enjoy the weekend’s celebrations and Good Luck’

New Mission Updates

Contributed by Skip Bieber (e)skip7547      (@skip7547)

Great News!  Missions have been updated and some wonderful new features have been added.   Since no one else posted constructive information on the updates, I thought I’d take a crack at it.    Check back here often as I’ll be updating the blog as more and more features – (documented and undocumented) are discovered 🙂

There are several (six so far) major changes in this update include the additions of Private Missions;  Inverted Mission Awards; Mission restrictions by Join date; Network restrictions and a new missions at a glance toolbar.    Minor updates in this update  includes tighter restrictions on parameters such as Country, network and Interest.  

Oh, and in case you didn’t notice, the mission comments have been moved down and now appear AFTER the other missions display box.  

The first major change is the addition of Private Missions.  As I understand this feature, this would be a handy way to provide targeted missions for your followers of a particular interest. You will need to manually enter every ticker that you want to allow for each private mission.    When creating a new mission – at the very top – the drop down box is where to select for Private mission.  Note the two warnings – You can not change this value after setting it AND fixed eaves rewards do not work with Private Missions – only scaled rewards will work.

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The next box will be where you enter ALL of the tickers that you want to predefine for the private mission (you will have to repeat this for every private mission).  Make sure you enter the tickers EXACTLY as shown! Each ticker has to separated by a comma with no spaces. In the above example, only tickers  SQRL,MILLER,DUPS will be able to complete this private mission.  

Note:  The system will automatically flush out any invalid or ineligible tickers – and most times without telling you there’s an invalid ticker.

Don’t forget… Private missions are SCALED REWARDS only.   

Inverted Mission Awards  Nifty feature that will allow you to invert the scaled awards, so that newer players will get higher mission rewards.  So far, I’ve only used this with EK scores but I’m told it will work with other networks as well.

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 (its the dropdown box to the right of Maximum Reward)

Mission restrictions by Join Date Another feature to target newer players.  With this one option box, You can restrict your mission to the newest fresh faces.   The default is calander year 2010.  Remember that the dialog box is year, month and day.

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If you specify a join date, then players will see a top banner, such as:

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Network/Interest  restrictions   We finally get restrictions!   With this feature we can now restrict by connected networks. I’ve only tested the major networks so far – Twitter, Facebook, Xeeme and Youtube.  As an example, if a player doesn’t have a valid Twitter account connected to their profile, they can’t complete your Twitter mission.   Looks like a great way to cut down on players who hit/run missions. Of course, this option requires that the other players have set their Network/Interests.

CAUTION:  IT LOOKS LIKE THE NETWORK/INTEREST(S) ARE COMMUTATIVE!!  IF YOU SELECT THREE INTERESTS,  THEN A PLAYER MUST HAVE ALL THREE INTERESTS TO COMPLETE THE MISSION!  THE PROGRAMMERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED AND IT SHOULD BE CORRECTED SOON

Update: the interest/networking bug has been fix.  its now any interested specified.  If you are creating a mission…Remember that you are restricting your mission to that interest – and a player can only have a maximum of six(6) interests specified.

Missions at a glance toolbar New toolbar on includes quick-access buttons to display your own missions; only missions you are eligible to complete.  
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The far left “My Missions” button is the default for everyone.  In talking with the programmer, he tells me that the “My Missions” sorting includes:

Promoted Missions
Private Missions sent to me
A and B rated Interest targeted Missions that match interests
“Global” A and B rated Missions
Above assumes doable missions. Targeting someone for a private mission should                         override interest selects.

The ALL Missions button will include
Not from an user you are blocking or is blocking you
Not a private mision
Not an invest
Not a gift
Grade A or B Missions only
( just as a FYI  the two display sorts mentioned here came directly from the source code)

Another new feature, is an option to suppress a mission or all missions from a specific 7player.  When you look on the mission display page, look to the right of the player name.   if you look close, it resembles a small eye with a slash thru it.  When you mouse over it, you will see a message “Hide this Mission/Creator”   (see image at right)


When you click on the “eye”  you will get a pop-up box (see below)  the left (orange) box will hide that mission and the red (right side) button will cause ALL missions from that player to be hidden from your mission display.  

On the very lower left is the option to view/edit all hidden missions.

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 You can also see this at https://www.empire.kred/missions/dashboard/managehidden

I’m sure there are many more features yet to be discovered, so I will be updating this blog as we uncover more features – both documented and undocumented 🙂   Feel free to leave informative comments/feedback in the comments below or contact me on the EK website.

Update#2  Seems like the mission creation feature has a weird bug (buggette?).  While creating a mission, when you change a option during the creation, the previous selection is not completely cleared out of user memory.   It looks like the JavaScript is not 100% cleaning out the prior selection and accepting the new option.   I’ve already submitted this to the programmers and hopefully they can resolve it.   As a workaround, you’ll have to dump the mission creation in process and restart the creation steps.  

 

Welcome To Empire.Kred , a beginners guide

You are being guided by (e)StevenJH and (e)Angelika  long time members of  Empire.Kred

On Empire.Kred you can host your profile , trade shares , networking in groups , view your social media analytics and run missions.(and make friends)

Registering on Empire.Kred

The blank registration screen

Registering on Empire.Kred

 

Enter your details

(1) Your Email Address

(2) Your Name

(3) The ‘ticker’ or ID you would like to use.

Everyone’s ticker should be unique , the system will check whether the one you choose is already in use . If it is simply choose another one

(4) and (5) enter the password you want to use . Both fields need to be the same

(6) Subscribe to the Empire.Kred Newsletter

Finally (7) Create My Profile

Enter your details

 

What are Eaves

Eaves are Empire.Kred’s virtual currency , you start with 100,000 eaves.

The aim is to increase your wealth

You gain eaves when

(1) You received daily dividends from players who you have bought shares in

(2) As a reward for completing missions

(3) Buying them from the shop.

(4) By selling shares at a profit.

What are Eaves

 

What is your share price ?

You start at a share price of 10 eaves.

One aim on Empire.Kred is to increase your share price , this will happen naturally as people buy your shares and connect with you.

Enjoy playing the game , getting involved in missions , forums and in supporting others .

What is your share price ?

 

What is your Empire.Kred Score ?

What is your Empire.Kred Score ?

 

How many players do you own shares in ?

How many players do you own shares in ?

 

How many players have bought your shares ?

How many players have bought your shares ?

 

First steps

(1) Please confirm your email address (we will give you eaves)

(2) Join your first community – The Welcome Wagon – here you will be able to connect with other players and ask questions about Empire.Kred

Again will will give you Eaves if you join

First steps

 

The sign up email

After you sign up , you will receive and email asking the following.

(1) Simply click the link

The sign up email

 

Your First Missions – Setting up your account

Your First Missions - Setting up your account

 

Joining Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon is an official Empire.Kred forum staffed by knowledgeable , friendly volunteers.

(1) Press join this community

Joining Welcome Wagon

 

Your first achievement

When you join Welcome Wagon you will in addition to your eaves earn your first achievement badge.

Badges are awarded for actions taken throughout the game and help you track your progress.

Your first achievement

 

Second Achievement

As soon as you have confirmed your email address , your shares can be traded on the Empire.Kred stockmarket.

You will be able to make new connections as people see your new account and buy your shares.

How many they buy is up to them , but in the first week the maximum anyone can buy is 400 .

After your first week , players can buy up to 5000 + of your shares.

This is key .. if you are active in your first week , saying hello and buying shares in others – your share price and your eaves balance can sky rocket.

Conversely if you join , confirm your email and do nothing else then people lose interest and nothing happens

Second Achievement

 

Your Biography

This is your permanent space on your profile to tell people what you do,

Some profiles biographies encourage people to connect with them

Your Biography

 

Activate Progress

At any time you can check which of the initial missions / tasks you have completed.

You do not have to do them all at once but if you can do them in your first week your progress in the game will be faster and more enjoyable

Activate Progress

 

Your Interests

You can log your interests .

The immediate benefit is that when you start taking missions – the Recommended missions will be full of missions about topics you are interested in

Your Interests

 

Activate Progress

We have now completed the first five missions.

You have confirmed your email address , uploaded a photo , written your bio and stated your interests

You also have more eaves . time to explore

Activate Progress

 

Jumpstart your game

If you press the Jumpstart your game button you can watch this short video which explains one of Empire.Kreds facilities.

In the beginning you can take other peoples missions later you can run your own.

Jumpstart your game

 

Playing the Game

Each of the missions in this section introduces a different aspect of the game

You need not do all the steps in one go , you can do them when you wish.

If you want to simply get going you can leave this overview and start playing , return when you have questions (or need eaves)

Playing the Game

 

Playing the Game :Share Prices and Dividends

This short video explains how the Empire.Kred stock market works

Playing the Game :Share Prices and Dividends

 

Playing the Game :Empire.Kred Stats

As you have only just started playing there is nothing much to see

You can return here at any time to track your progress

Playing the Game :Empire.Kred Stats

 

Playing the Game :Check out your Eaves Balance

Eaves are needed to buy shares , run missions and other things

You can check your eaves balance here

Playing the Game :Check out your Eaves Balance

 

Invest

The invest steps you can do anytime you wish

If you like the game you can invite your friends and earn more eaves (1)

Joining the Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community to more advice on tactics for getting the most from the site. (2)

Invest

 

Invest : Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community

Invest : Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community

 

Invest : Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community after joining

Invest : Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community after joining

 

invest : Steps Review

Check back here to see your progress

invest : Steps Review

 

Promote

Each of the steps here gains you Eaves

Steps 1 , 2 and 3 will enhance your visibility on the game.

Promote

 

Your First Investments

You can buy shares in any Empire,Kred account.

There are many strategies which are discussed in the groups.

I am going to buy my first share and have chose my friend Nance .

I found her by typing Nance in the search box which is on all Empire.Kred pages

This is her profile page

You can see the invest button (1)

Your First Investments

 

Buying Shares

When you click the invest button , the buy screen is displayed

Buying Shares

 

How many shares to buy ?

I could invest all my eaves in Nance , all 457,000 of them

That would not be a good idea

I could not then buy shares in anyone else.

When you are starting out I suggest you only buy 5 shares in everyone.

However this is your game – you decide how many – it can be from 1 to 200

Note If you buy shares in existing players , they will probably buy your shares too

So the more people you buy , the more will buy you … and they have lots of eaves to spend

 

How many shares to buy ?

 

Say hello

After you buy shares you can leave a short message which will appear on the profile of your buy

You can use this opportunity to make first contact

Please try to keep the message personal and do not try to sell anything to them , you only just got here 🙂

Say hello

 

Investment Achievement

Yay , another badge – you are rocking

Badges help you track your progress 🙂

Investment Achievement

 

Buying more shares

You can by shares every day until you run out of funds.

Each new day you will receive dividends and can earn more eaves by doing missions.

The more shares you own , the greater your dividends.

I am now going to buy Angelikas shares

So I find her profile and click the Invest button (1)

Buying more shares

 

How many shares to buy ?

Yes the answer at this stage is 5

Enter the 5 (1) and press Invest (2)

How many shares to buy ?

 

Leave a message

You can also use this opportunity to get help

You will be notified when Angelika replies

Leave a message

 

My message on Angelika’s profile

My message on Angelika's profile

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Connecting your Networks.

This is important .

Empire.Kred provides FREE Networking Analytics.

Every day your activity on your connected networks is measured and shown on your profile.

Some people say this is an improvement on Klout.

Bonus

If you connect your Twitter Account you can do twitter missions

If you connect your Facebook account you can do Facebook missions.

 

Connecting your Networks.

 

Your Profile

As you progress through the game your Profile page becomes more interesting and useful

Your Profile

 

My investments

I can see the two players who i have invested in

My investments

 

My shareholders

Players have started investing in me

My shareholders

 

Buying Back

If someone buys shares in you , you should buy some in them

You do not have to but it is the neighborly thing to do

I pressed invest on Alex’s listing above.

You guessed it .. I am buying 5 shares

Buying Back

 

Another email from Empire.Kred

You will not get too many emails from Empire.Kred , but the welcome email is helpful

Another email from Empire.Kred

 

After Buying Back

I now have 5 investments – the two I made originally and the 3 buy backs

After Buying Back

 

Missions

Visit the missions tab to view current missions.

It is time to earn some eaves , so I can buy more shares

Missions

 

Gift missions

As a new player GIft missions are great.

You are given FREE eaves .

Gift missions

 

Select the mission

and the mission page is shown

Select the mission

 

Mission Description

Simply press complete mission (1) and 10,000 eaves are yours

Mission Description

 

After completing

You are taken to the donors profile page.

After completing

 

Saying thank you

Empire.Kred is a social network.

You can take just a minute to say thank you.

As you are new , this is a great way to connect with people

Saying thank you

 

Investment missions

Some folks like you to buy shares in them

The best thing is – they will give you the eaves

There is no catch

The number of people you own shares in goes up , your value goes up , you make a new connection and they might also buy your shares

 

Investment missions

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The Investment Mission

The Investment Mission

 

Mission Description

Simply click Complete.

You are now 25,000 Eaves better off and you have invested them wisely and you have met Dan .:)

Mission Description

 

After Completion

You are taken to the profile and you can see you own 25 shares (1)

After Completion

 

Do not forget

to say ‘Thank you’

Do not forget

 

Your profile

is getting busier.

Your profile

 

Finally

We hope you enjoy playing on Empire.Kred as much as we do and  look forward to connecting with you.

We have met hundreds of people over the years , many are now friends , some we collaborate with .

To all of them we say thank you

If you have questions please ask and also visit the Welcome Wagon

 

Steven and Angelika

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from everyone at Empire.Kred

SIr Rudiger is  twitching with excitement! St. Patrick’s Day is soooo huge that it will run all the way ’til Sunday evening ET!
SQRL

Here’s what you’ll find:

FLYING SHAMROCKS to give new players and friends 250,000 eaves– now with an option to buy some for eaves. (Some people are reporting a problem with this, programmer is working to fix this now.) There may be some more developments coming on this event to make it easier to give away LOTS of shamrocks, so stay tuned.

OVER A MILLION EAVES AVAILABLE VIA ACHIEVEMENTS. Think about sayings and phrases associated with St. Patrick’s Day and enter on a profile to see it you can unlock an achievement. There are a total of five available, ranging from very easy to much harder. PLEASE DELETE PHRASES THAT WORK after you get your achievement – let’s keep the game fun for everyone.

NEW PIE FOR LEADERS (and leaders received a free pie, too!) You can now buy up to Pie 60 in the Leader Shop.

THE RANDOMIZER IS BACK FOR LEADERS — head to the shop and buy when you like the discount. The randomizer will spin randomly, too, this time. That means discounts may change several times a day.

PORTFOLIO & PIE 40% OFF IN MAIN SHOP — Portfolio lets you buy more tickers. Pie lets you buy more shares in each player. You need more of BOTH to proceed in the game, so grab them while they are on sale.

SPECIAL EAVES FOR NEW PLAYERS 40% OFF — In your first 30 days, you get two big discounts:
The Ultimate Leaders Upgrade is just $100 instead of $160 for over $2000 in game benefits.
The opportunity to buy 1 million eaves for $9.99. 40% OFF MEANS JUST $5.99.

 

 

How to write your first post on LinkedIn? #EmpireKred #BlogAThon Entry EKB 23

The twenty third  entry in Blogathon 2015 is from Philippe Trebaul from Rennes France , a member of Empire.Kred since Janurary 2013

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How to write your first post on LinkedIn?

How to publish a great article on Linkedin to generate much more traffic to your profile?

Since February 2015 every Linkedin user who has choosen to display its profile in the English language has been in capacity to publish an article on LinkedIn.

At this time, LinkedIn has limited this functionality « Publish » for this language only. It means that, if you are French, Spanish, and so on, you just have to change your parameters by choosing « English » to be able to publish on the platform.

Why to publish and which advantage will you be able to take from this feature?

You are certainly used to posting updates on LinkedIn. Nevertheless, you need to know that by publishing an article you will drive 4 times more traffic to your profile because:

  • An update is very limited in the time (staying displayed about 3 hours and half, only) ;
  • A blog post on Linkedin appears directly, and durably, between the 2 main sections of your profile : your short description and your current job which you want to attract attention to;
  • By publishing, you will be able to share your article on many Social Networks (directly from Linkedin on : linkedIn of course, and also Facebook and Twitter; indirectly by posting the url of your post onto every Social Network : Google Plus, Scoop.it, Yammer, but also Reddit, Stumble Upon…and so on) ;

You can read the full blog post here 

 

 

 

Vees are Vacating! Important Announcement

Starting today, we will begin the transition towards one single virtual currency on Empire Avenue/Empire.Kred. Vees was introduced as a points system for you to exchange towards Amazon and other Gift Cards. As we move towards a simpler and even more global and exciting Empire.Kred, we want to move to a single currency. To that effect we will be retiring Vees.

As an exciting option in phasing out Vees, we are launching a program to donate your Vees towards fighting cancer. For every 150V donated through our Shop page, we will donate $1 to the World Cancer Research Fund. Our goal is to reach $1000 or 150,000V, but if we surpass this goal we will consider donating more!

Donate Vees to Cancer

Between now and August 20th, 2015, you will be able to exchange your Vees to Amazon Gift Cards as usual. After August 20th, 2015, the option to redeem Vees for Gift Cards will no longer be available.

Until August 20th, 2015, you will be able to exchange Vees for Eaves at an awesome rate of 20,000E per 1V (compared to the usual 300E per 1V).

After August 20th, 2015 we will exchange all Vees remaining to Eaves at this same great rate of 20,000E per 1V.

FAQ:

1. Will I ever be able to exchange Eaves for Gift Cards?

We are investigating using one currency for all things including being able to exchange for rewards. However, we have not firmed any plans on how that will happen.

2. I bought Vees in the last two weeks, can I just get my money back?

Yes, we will refund you for any Vees purchases in the past month. You must not have used the Vees that you purchased. Please submit a support request.

3. Can I offer Missions for Vees?

No. From this point onwards there will be no more Missions for Vees. You must convert per the options of Gift Cards, Eaves or Charitable Donation.

4. Can I buy upgrades with Vees?

Yes, you will be able to spend Vees for upgrades in the Empire Store until August 20th, 2015. Vees will not be available as an option after August 20th, 2015.