Hello there, I see that this story has caught your eyes again, my dear readers. Well it should, because today we are talking about one of the most important factors of server growth! Partnerships! Partnerships are so very important indeed, why you may ask, well that’s exactly what I’m going to say.
First off, what are partnerships?
Partnerships are when two servers share their members back and forth, and widely advertise the partnered server’s advertisement in their server, this way, they would be able to exchange members, gain more, loose more, whatever may it happen. It is a huge factor for growth.
Now let’s talk about two things; Simple partnerships, and AYS partnerships. Yes, those two differ. Because simple partnerships are… Simple. You just place the add in your server and boom, you’re partnered. But AYS partnerships are different, and I will get to that in a moment.
Simple partnerships can be viewed as owners of partnered servers placing their partners’ advertise in their server. Or maybe even tagging @ everyone, or @ here. The thing about partnerships, is that again, if I haven’t made myself clear yet, they are basically member-magnets. I as an AYS staff am also in the SST program, as a staff member, and I am currently taking care of a server with 91 members. Last week, this server had less than 50 members. It gained this much, despite being a small server, because of partnerships. It was simple, about 6–7 partnerships done up until now, and gained this many members. Now that’s simple partnerships, let’s take it to the next level; AYS Partnerships.
AYS Partnerships are as I call them, special partnerships. I have done some research on AYS partnerships because there is just simply too much to cover in one article. AYS partnerships are yet again, huge factors and member magnets, like simple. But these are a bit difficult to come with, but once you complete it, you have the attention of over 21,000 members at your disposal. Who knows, maybe 500–1000 of those might join your server, that’s barely even 1% of the members. After all, all these members here to partner; grow their servers; request assistance; look for jobs, etc etc. But of course, everything comes with a requirement. I mentioned that it’s going to be a bit difficult, more than the simple partnerships. You see, AYS has levels for partners. Small partners, regular partner, and listing partner. Listing partner is simply just the bump commands of servers, it basically is you partnering with the AYS bots to get your server on the listing channels, or bumping channels of AYS to be able to give it out there. Regular partners are different, they’re more like simple partnerships but… A tad bit different. You would need to have at least 1,000 members, and must follow all of the qualifications that I’m going to list soon. And small partner is you must have at least 100 members only, and follow the requirements.
Now, the Requirements.
1 Server should follow Discord’s ToS.
2 NSFW channels should be marked as NSFW. Also your server shouldn’t be mainly NSFW related.
3 Our ad should be posted in a decent visible partners channel.
4 Your server must be active, by active we mean it should receive 300+ messages in a matter of days.
5 Your ad should not have any kind of pings in it.
6⃣ Your server should not be a listing or advertising server.
7⃣ Your server must be unique.
8⃣ Your server should not have invite rewards.