About the VIPs
WHAT ARE THE VIPS, AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
The VIPs (“Verily Important People”—wordplay for the win) is Verily‘s ambassador program. It’s a community of like-minded women striving to be the best version of themselves, and a way for our best fans to get rewarded for sharing Verily with their friends and family.
WHAT DO VIPS GET IN RETURN FOR SPREADING THE WORD?
Once you’ve referred your first ten people and become a VIP (more on that below), you’ll get mailed your first piece of swag and get access to the closed VIP Facebook group. Our list of perks will be ever-evolving, but you can definitely earn more swag (think stickers, journals, tote bags, and inspirational Daily Dose prints), get the first look at what’s going on at Verily HQ, give the Verily team feedback, and get invited to VIP-only events, and participate in special initiatives like essay contests and giveaways.
HOW CAN I BECOME A VIP?
There are two ways to become a VIP:
- After creating a profile on the VIP website (it only takes a minute), you’ll be given a unique link that you can share with your networks by posting on social media, emailing your friends and family, linking from your blog—you name it. Once ten friends sign up for our email list, you’ll officially become a VIP. You can track your progress by logging into your account on the VIPs site.
- The other, simpler way to fast-track your way to VIP status without having to share Verily with your networks is to purchase the annual plan of Verily Premium. This means you don’t have to wait until 10 people have joined our newsletter via your unique link to become a fully-fledged VIP! We have more FAQs about Verily Premium at the bottom of this page.
WHAT EXACTLY AM I INVITING MY FRIENDS TO DO?
Using your unique link, you’ll be inviting your friends to sign up for Verily‘s email newsletter, which is a great way to get to know us and stay in touch.
WHERE CAN I SHARE VERILY?
You can share your unique referral link (which you’ll have access to in your user area as soon as you sign up and confirm your email address) with anyone and basically anywhere—through your social network, by email, through your blog, or by signing people up with your referral link. As long as they’re a new addition to our newsletter, you’ll get credit.
WHAT SHOULD I SAY WHEN I INTRODUCE VERILY?
Just in case you need some inspiration, we created a quick guide to sharing Verily which you can download here.
Here’s an example of what you could say when you’re introducing someone to Verily:
“Have you heard of Verily? It’s my favorite online magazine, and I think you’d like it too. They have insightful, uplifting content that truly respects the dignity and beauty of women. And, they were one of the first magazines around with a no-Photoshop policy! You can join their newsletter via this link and get all of their daily news and articles delivered to your inbox. It always brightens my day!”
IS ANYTHING “AGAINST THE RULES”?
Signing people up without their permission, signing up fake email addresses, or purchasing email addresses and signing them up are all big no-nos. If you don’t follow these guidelines, not only will you risk being removed from the VIP program, but it will also cause some serious spam issues for our email list. So please don’t!
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I EXPERIENCE TECHNICAL ISSUES?
If this website isn’t working, please email email@example.com and we’ll do our best to help you as soon as possible.
Verily Premium FAQs
WHAT IS VERILY PREMIUM?
Verily Premium is the Verily you know and love, but without any of the advertisements. This means that the site loads much faster, and you can browse without interruption. We offer monthly and annual subscriptions for $3.99 a month or $39 for a year and we have a free 30 day trial—but only annual subscribers get automatic access to the VIP community. Unfortunately at this time we can only support subscriptions through Facebook, although we are working to change this. If you have any questions about login options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW DOES A PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION HELP VERILY?
Like most publications, we make money via on-site advertisements. In reality though, that revenue is minimal—each visitor to Verily results in only a few cents of revenue. Your Premium subscription is a far more effective way to support the work we do.
DO I STILL GET TO JOIN THE VIPS IF I CANCEL MY PREMIUM FREE TRIAL?
We go ahead and add all Premium annual subscribers to the VIPs Facebook group as soon as they sign up and access to the VIPs site. Unfortunately we will have to cancel your membership to the community if you cancel your Premium annual membership at the end of the 30 day free trial.
WHAT IF I CANCEL PREMIUM ANNUAL AFTER ONE YEAR?
Once you’ve paid for your Premium annual subscription, you’ll be a member of the VIPs community for life!
IF I’M A VIP, DO I ALSO GET ACCESS TO VERILY PREMIUM?
No. Verily Premium is only for paid subscribers. If you sign up for an annual plan of Verily Premium you’ll get automatic access to the VIPs community, but VIPs do not conversely have access to Premium. If you’re a VIP and would like to purchase Verily Premium, you can sign up via this link.