Yes. I agree. Indiegogo does something similar and it was a request of mine. It's much like creating a hoard of affiliate referrals.
Happy to clarify this further Andy! We might change our mind in the future, but right now I want to avoid turning into an "affiliate platform". In addition to that, we need to make sure people won't be using UpViral in ways that's not legal (e.g. requiring people to purchase something in order to enter a contest is not legal in various countries, for example). Hope that makes sense!
I'm devastated Upviral doesn't do this! That's why I signed up, to reward those people who send QUALITY leads who end up making a purchase. I thought that was the whole point ultimately? Otherwise people send out referrals to anyone who are probably mostly NOT quality leads and you waste your time on them? I understand there may legal ramifications with contests, but rewarding people for referrals that end up in a sale is normal business and has been done legally and ethically long before the internet even existed. Come on - this is really basic and necessary!!!!!!!
I would like to this...this is huge!