How can a model receive an extra $400 per year for participation?


Short answer: All models are eligible to receive an extra $400 every year for forum participation. To receive the $100 forum participation bonus each quarter, the model must have a post count of 100+ posts made during the 90 days around when a set of her posts. Each model is eligible to receive one $100 forum participation bonus each quarter for a total of $400 possible every year.

Details: The idea is participation, so all 100 posts may not be made in the same couple of days but rather spaced out across the 90 days. Posts must be real posts i.e. no posting 100 smiley faces, no posting 100 self-promotional spams etc. Posts made in the promotions forum do not count towards total post count. Posts must not violate the rules in the forum FAQ i.e. job hunting belongs on CraigsList, no posting links to sites which do not permit links to Blue Blood sites, no posting links to membership sites not in SpookyCash without specific written permission, etc. Only a couple of people have ever been banned from the Blue Blood forums during the past decade that Blue Blood has had forums, so it is very unlikely that anyone will be banned, but of course any model who got themselves banned would be disqualified from bonus eligibility.

If a model is participating in the forums during a particular quarter when no sets have posted, he or she is strongly encouraged to submit a photo set and mention when submitting that they would love for it to post before the end of the quarter because they will qualify for the bonus if it does. If a model has a set shot in-house by Amelia G and/or Forrest Black which has not posted and he or she demands that the set be processed faster (or even inquires on the status of a set) in order to qualify, then, even if a set posts, the model is disqualified from bonuses for that quarter. No exceptions. If a model, who already has sets on BlueBlood.com (This does not apply for new models), wants to submit a set but can't find a photographer, model is welcome to use the Contact Us form to inquire whether there is anyone in their area and point to their forum participation and mention their deadline for getting a set in.

Quarters are standard year quarters, so here are the specifics for qualifying for each participation bonus:

Q1 bonus: Between January 1 and March 31, have at least one set featuring you post to BlueBlood.com and make at least 100 posts to the forums on BlueBlood.net. PM Amelia G by April 15 on BlueBlood.net with the subject TIMECARD in all CAPS and a message stating that you have qualified for the bonus and including your current mailing address and pay to name.

Q2 bonus: Between April 1 and June 30, have at least one set featuring you post to BlueBlood.com and make at least 100 posts to the forums on BlueBlood.net. PM Amelia G by July 15 on BlueBlood.net with the subject TIMECARD in all CAPS and a message stating that you have qualified for the bonus and including your current mailing address and pay to name.

Q3 bonus: Between July 1 and September 30, have at least one set featuring you post to BlueBlood.com and make at least 100 posts to the forums on BlueBlood.net. PM Amelia G by October 15 on BlueBlood.net with the subject TIMECARD in all CAPS and a message stating that you have qualified for the bonus and including your current mailing address and pay to name.

Q4 bonus: Between October 1 and December 31, have at least one set featuring you post to BlueBlood.com and make at least 100 posts to the forums on BlueBlood.net. PM Amelia G by January 15 on BlueBlood.net with the subject TIMECARD in all CAPS and a message stating that you have qualified for the bonus and including your current mailing address and pay to name.
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