We cannot build this platform without your help. If you want to see Couchers.org grow, there are many ways you can help.
Tell your friends: If anyone you know would be excited about this new platform, please tell them! If they’re active couch surfers and you trust them, we want them here!
Social media: Spread the word on your social media platforms. If you are part of any groups or discussions (e.g. Facebook or WhatsApp groups), please post there. Even better, try to talk to moderators and convert existing groups to include Couchers.org, like they did in the Chicago community.
Talk about us at events: If you head to any events listed on other couch surfing platforms, mention us to people there!
YouTubers, Bloggers, Influencers and Media: If you know any people out there making videos, blogs, or posts about couch surfing or travel in general, talk to them and see if they would like to make any content about the platform. Get in contact with local news outlets or magazines and see if they would be interested in hearing about Couchers.org.
I think that’s good information, but asking quite a lot of commitment. I’d love to see a more accessible feature that lowers the hurdle to share and spread the word. E.g. two links:
“Spread the word” - generates a general share link to couchers.org or app.couchers.org, with styled previews for social media (chats, twitter, fb,…)
“Invite a friend” - generates a one-time link (“Join me on Couchers.org!”) that can be shared by chat and will direct to the sign-up page. When signing up following the link, invitee and inviter will automatically be friends.
I love it. Reminded me of HC, there was something similar in there back then.
Sharing buttons would be useful too, maybe if we could share some kind of card with our profile basic info? Like a “find me on Couchers” with a sign up thingy? I’d personally be more drawn to join a platform by joining my friends, than joining first and having to find them later It’s a silly detail, but it makes a difference for me on whether to join a platform or not.