Frequently Asked Questions
What is Karma Tribe?
Karma Tribe is an online platform where you can offer and request favors such as goods or services. Everything is free. You can offer things that you have extra of, or would like to share, and request things that you need. Performing favors gets you “Good Vibes Points”, earning you badges, and allowing you to climb the Karmic Ladder.
Karma Tribe harnesses a massive untapped resource: the power of human kindness.
How does Karma Tribe work?
There are four ways you can use Karma Tribe: 1) Offer a favor, 2) Request a favor, 3) Accept an offered favor, and 4) Help someone who is requesting a favor.
Some favors are local, for example: rides, in-person classes, lending someone a tool. Other favors are virtual, for example: language class via skype, nutritional counseling, sharing a recipe.
Karma Tribe helps re-allocate surplus resources in the most natural way: through sharing.
You do not need Good Vibes Points in order to request favors. However, having Good Vibes Points and positive references will mean that others are more likely to help you with whatever you need.
Why should I join?
You will have access to thousands of free favors offered by nice people. You can request help with anything that you need, and you might find someone who can help you. You will have an easy way to share your interests and talents, and a chance to directly make a difference in people’s lives.
Karma Tribe is a global community of kind-hearted people who believe that good deeds come back around.
How much does it cost?
Excellent question. Everything is free 🙂
What kinds of favors can I offer and request?
The sky is the limit: offer and request any good or service that comes to your mind.
Here are some examples of favors that you could offer:
Local favors : Soccer lesson, dance lesson, a ride, a sewing class, give away things from your house that you are not using, math tutoring, help with moving furniture, flowers from your garden, fruits from your trees, etc.
Virtual favors: Languages classes via Skype, cooking recipes, computer help, technical advice, travel advice, writing help, etc.
What are the rules?
Please check out our rules section.
What are Good Vibes Points?
Good Vibes Points (GVP) are gained when you complete favors for people. GVP are not a currency, they are simply metaphorical for the good karma that you carry from performing acts of kindness. They can’t be used for anything, however, they are still powerful, because those with a lot of GVP will gain visibility in Karma Tribe, and have a big network of people ready to go out of their way to help them.
What is the Karmic Ladder?
Check out our Karmic Ladder page to learn more.
What badges can I earn?
Check out our badges page.
Where did Karma Tribe start?
Karma Tribe was born out of a discussion between two friends, Dave and Allan, in the car at a red light in Austin, TX, in 2012, on a scorching hot day, when the question came up of “How to really make a difference in the world, in our short lives?” Originally Allan’s idea, it struck them both as having an enormous potential for the redistribution of resources in personally empowering ways. It also seemed like a project that would be extremely fun to be a part of. Nevertheless, the idea remained dormant until Dave brought it up again with some other friends, James and Mark, two years later in Canada on December 31st, 2014, this time on a freezing cold day. After fleshing out the idea in great detail over some billiards matches and a few pitchers of Grasshopper Ale, Dave was inspired by his friends to pursue the project full throttle, and the journey began the next day on January 1st, 2015. More on the history of Karma Tribe can be found in the Karma Tribe Blog
What is the philosophy of Karma Tribe?
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