How Can Non-Technical People Contribute to Kusama and Polkadot Networks? Part 1

Are you excited about the Web3 idea? Check out how you can be a part of it. Contribute to Kusama and Polkadot networks to build the internet of the future. You don’t have to be a blockchain developer. Here are the alternative ways to be a part of Web3.

How to be a part of Web3

Organize an event about Substrate blockchain

Do you own an event agency or work at one of them? You can organize events promoting Substrate blockchain technology. What is more, you can get funds from the Treasury that will cover your event management expenses. How to create a treasury proposal?

You can use BrightTreasury – a page built exclusively to make a Treasury proposal fast and easy. The development of BrightTrasury is 100% funded by Kusama and Polkadot Treasury. Only at BrightTreasury, you can simply publish your idea for an event before you turn it into a Treasury proposal which will be voted on by the council.

It is a recommended way to start by publishing your idea for an event. In this way, you can show your plans to the community and receive feedback. When comments from the community are positive you can quickly turn your idea into a proposal via BrightTreasury.

Why is it better to start with the idea? Because when you officially apply for funds by creating a proposal you have to put a deposit in $DOT or $KSM. If your proposal is approved you will get it back. If not, you will lose it. So simply go with the idea first to get reassurance that it has funding potential.

Check our Treasury proposals as an inspiration:

https://treasury.bright.dev/proposals/149/

https://treasury.bright.dev/proposals/117/

https://treasury.bright.dev/proposals/113/

Translate educational materials or create new ones in your language

Are you a translator? Or a native speaker of less common languages? You can create a treasury proposal to translate official materials about Polkadot or Kusama into your native language. You can create original content in your native language too.

You can start by creating an idea at BrightTreasury and see if the community appreciates your idea for contribution. If that is the case, you can turn it into a proposal and apply for Treasury funds.

Examples of proposals to create content in other languages (than English):

https://treasury.bright.dev/proposals/104/

https://treasury.bright.dev/proposals/76/

Don’t stay silent. Suggest improvements and give rewards for a job well done

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Thanks to Treasury Bounty Mechanism you can suggest to the council the task that should be done by someone qualified to do it. Then it will be funded by Treasury. What kind of task it could be? Everything which will contribute to the Polkadot and Kusama networks. Remember, this is not about a task that suits only you.

For example, you can create a bounty to build a plugin for some application that Kusama or Polkadot networks use, suggest a feature that would be helpful, or create a bounty for a video promoting Web3. However, when you create a bounty you need to present your case with arguments about why the bounty will contribute to the community. Then the council will decide if this bounty should be supported and even chooses a curator who is an expert in the field to take care that the bounty is done. Read more about the Treasury Bounty Mechanism.

Here are examples of bounties created by the community:

https://treasury.bright.dev/bounties/10/

https://treasury.bright.dev/bounties/11/

https://treasury.bright.dev/bounties/13/

Write articles about Web3 to share the idea behind it

Are you a writer? Write and publish articles, blog posts – whatever you can to share Web3 ideas. Undoubtedly these are hot topics and are expected by readers. Simply take a look at the Google Trends chart to see the rise of google searches regarding Web3 in the last 12 months:

Google Trends Web3

If you don’t own your blog, you can publish articles on various online publishing platforms such as Medium.com, Hackernoon, and ThinkMobiles. Don’t forget that you can post your piece of content simply on Linkedin, Twitter, or Reddit.

Hungry for more? No worries, check out the second part of this article with other ways to contribute to Web3 even if you are not a software developer.

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