Workdrop & Payout
This page explains how Social Mining conducts the Payout through the Workdrop mechanism.

What are Workdrops?

Workdrops describe the payout mechanism on Social Mining, allowing the project team to reward their token holders who add value to the project's ecosystem growth.
Unlike ordinary Airdrops, Workdrops exclude freeloaders, and only eligible users who contribute to the project can receive Workdrops.
Workdrops rewards are often the project's native token. In addition, Workdrops support any crypto assets, Amazon Gift Cards, other gift cards & Merchandize to allow projects without native tokens to incentivize the community's contribution.

How to receive Workdrop rewards?

Users need to fulfil requirements before receiving Workdrops by contributing to the project via Social Mining.
Workdrops are for token holders only, and therefore users need to hold the minimum required tokens in their non-custodial wallets connected to Social Mining.
To learn more about connecting a non-custodial wallet to Social Mining, please check out Account & Profile Setup.
Each platform has a different requirement for the number of tokens held in the user's wallet. New users can see the current required number of tokens in the "My Reward" section.
If you hold the required amount of tokens, you will see the box turn green, as shown below.

Who funds the Workdrop Payout?

Each project dedicates a specific budget in tokens or other supported incentives used for Workdrops on Social Mining.
The team behind a project that runs Social Mining often decides the total budget. For a decentralized organization, it's DAO participants can determine the total budget.
However, the exact rewards distribution of each individual is determined by multiple factors. Large token holders with high voting powers play an essential role in deciding the rewards distribution to individual users.

How to earn more Workdrop Rewards?

Workdrop Rewards are primarily determined by the number of Reputation and Points earned by the user since the last Workdrop.
The Influence score (determined by token holding amount and time) plays a small role in deciding Workdrop Rewards.
To learn more about how to earn more Reputations & Points, please read "How to earn Reputations & Points?".
To understand more about Influence, please read "What is Influence?".

How are individual Workdrop Rewards calculated?

Unlike the total budget for Workdrops that the team or the DAO decides, individual Workdrop Rewards are determined by multiple factors through a specifially designed formula.
The individual Workdrop is calculated by a complex formula that is constantly improved and updated. The weight on some factors can also differ on different Social Mining platforms.
To maximize individual Workdrop Rewards, a user must score well in all factors. Most Workdrop Rewards will be distributed to users who are proven long-term believers in the ecosystem to hold accumulated tokens over a long time and add lasting value to the project.
Workdrops are designed to counter users who game the system, ensuring each worthy individual gets paid fairly.
The factors and calculations shown below are standard individual Workdrop calculations. Different Social Mining platforms may implement different formulas, often varying in the weight of each factor.

1. The Labour Index determines 65% of the Workdrops.

Once users start to work and receive Points and Reputations, the Labor Index will be assigned to each user.
Points determine 35% of the Labor Index, and Reputations define 65% of the Labour Index.

2. The Investor Index determines 35% of the Workdrops.

Once users connect their wallets, the Investor Index will be calculated after their wallets are scanned (every day 0:00 UTC+1).
The Investor Index considers token holding amount and token holding time as two essential factors. Token holding amount determines 60% of the Investor Index and token holding time determines 40% of the Investor Index.