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Getting Started on Ideacoil

what is ideacoil

Ideacoil is a community-based and incentivized feedback platform for entrepreneurs, businesses and everyone else to quickly evolve ideas and projects at any stage.

Ideacoil lets you create an interactive feedback questionnaire, and invite Feedbackers from the Ideacoil community for insight. Learn about new ideas that work for your goals and what to focus on in order to become more sustainable and deliver only awesomeness for your customers and end-users. Learn More about Ideacoil.


HOW TO GET STARTED ON IDEACOIL?

Start by signing up. It's FREE. After creating your profile, select a posting option for your unique feedback project. You can add an exclusive reward to give to your feedbackers each time you view a response. A reward offer can be anything from t-shirts to free product samples, or an online discount. Next, instantly search for matching feedbackers, or invite them directly from your list of email contacts. As your feedback responses roll in, you only pay for the responses you choose to view (a percentage goes to the feedbacker for their work). Use the insight and ideas you collect to help you reach your goals, make better decisions and focus only on the profitable, marketable, and value-adding ideas on your project.


IS IDEACOIL FREE TO USE?

Yes, Ideacoil is FREE to use and Sign-up.

It is also free to post a feedback project, provided that you select the BASIC (FREE) posting option. The other paid posting options are loaded with more features, controls, and benefits to help you achieve greater results, and to assist you in gaining the most from your personalized feedback project.


WHO CAN USE IDEACOIL?

Ideacoil is flexible enough for anyone to use at any industry. Weather your project is small, medium or giant, Ideacoil can help you get actionable feedback so you can advance your products or services more effectively. While an entrepreneur can use it to get early-stage feedback on a preliminary business model, a recording artist can use it to get feedback at an event on a new song. Even a non-profit organization can use Ideacoil to conduct outreach research before launching a fundraising campaign. We can help you with your next feedback project. Send us a shout!


WHAT IS IDEACOIL? (THE NUTS AND BOLTS)

Ideacoil lets you craft versatile questionnaires, survey an audience, collect valuable feedback and make any project extraordinary. Ideacoil’s easy-to-use posting format allows businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations to instantly collect ideas and personalized feedback from feedbackers in order to improve any product or service during any stage. In exchange for feedback, you, the ideacoiler can offer feedbackers an incentive or customized reward for their unique input on your project. Ideacoil is the perfect all-around feedback solution for challenging projects of all sizes.  As an entrepreneur, business or organization, you can access feedbackers from all industries to help you develop and improve any task, and save time and money. Learn More


WHAT MAKES IDEACOIL UNIQUE FROM OTHER SITES?

The purpose of Ideacoil is to allow you to capture fresh, impactful, and personalized feedback that can help you improve your business and brand quickly and save money. We are a feedback company designed to help you materialize ideas and suggestions through a community of knowledgeable people (Feedbackers) with all skill sets, and from all backgrounds and experience levels.

We make the feedback experience personal so you can improve and move fast in the projects and tasks you're taking on right now. On ideacoil, we were built from the concept of a sharing economy. You can offer a custom reward in return for feedback, and ultimately the personalized insight you gain from feedbackers and our system of sustainability gives us our unique stripes.


WHAT CAN I USE IDEACOIL FOR?

Ideacoil can be used to get personalized feedback on any business such as shops, restaurants, and start-ups, public and private events, and entrepreneurial projects.

You can use Ideacoil in team, peer-to-peer, or client-based settings. Our feedback process is simple and easy enough for individuals, business owners, freelancers, consultants, students, and even hobbyists to use. Start getting your projects off the ground with feedback


HOW DO I ENSURE THAT IDEACOIL WILL WORK FOR ME OR FOR MY PROJECT?

Ideacoil allows you to connect with Feedbackers (professionals, teammates, customers, clients, social circles, etc.) from various industries, and helps you collect tailored insight. Every response, suggestion, and comment a feedbacker shares with you will be unique on Ideacoil, and the effectiveness of the feedback will ultimately be based on the thoroughness of your questionnaire, your requirements, and your ability to filter and implement the feedback to leverage your specific goals.


Giving Feedback on Projects

CAN I SUBMIT FEEDBACK ON RESTRICTED PROJECTS?

Yes, if you have been invited to submit feedback or have been given an access code to view a restricted project.


WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN I GIVE FEEDBACK ON?

Before you submit feedback on a project, the project cards will show you how well you match. Some projects may require specific skills, experiences, and interests.


DO I HAVE TO SIGN-UP TO SUBMIT FEEDBACK?

Most feedback projects may require you to sign up. Projects that do not require you to sign up (or login) are those posted to get live or real-time feedback for events such as forums, venues, or shows that feature live audience participation, voting or surveying.


CAN I SUBMIT FEEDBACK ON PROJECTS MARKED AS PRIVATE?

Privately marked projects require you to request an invitation from the Ideacoiler (or project poster). If you are granted access, the project will unlock, and you will be able to submit feedback.


DO I HAVE TO PAY TO SUBMIT FEEDBACK?

No. Sending feedback is always Free.


CAN I CHANGE MY FEEDBACK RESPONSE AFTER SUBMITTING IT?

No. A feedback response cannot be undone once it has been submitted. However, you can always edit your reply and answers before you submit.


ARE MY FEEDBACK RESPONSES SHARED WITH ANYONE ELSE?

No. Your feedback is only viewable to the person who posted the project (or the Ideacoiler).


Creating my Feedback Project

HOW SIMPLE IS THE POSTING PROCESS?

After signing up (https://ideacoil.com/sign-up), click on the Start New Project link shown at the top of the page, and select a posting option that suits your goal. Add in some background info, your matching preferences, questions, and throw in a reward if you are offering something unique in return for feedback. Post and start inviting feedbackers. Posting is really that simple.

 If you're still having trouble navigating your way through, let us know or Contact us here. We'll help you get it started.


WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE TO POST A PROJECT?

There are (3) options to post a feedback project on Ideacoil. Each option offer slightly different benefits depending on the feedback goal you have in mind. For more information on each posting option, visit https://ideacoil.com/posting-options-and-pricing.


WHAT TYPES OF ONLINE MEDIA AND FILE FORMATS CAN I USE IN MY FEEDBACK PROJECT?

Ideacoil allows you to capture and integrate online social experiences directly into your feedback projects. Whether you prefer to use facebook, a YouTube clip, or an Instagram post, Ideacoil makes it easy to add. In addition, you also have access to upload personalized media such as photos, audio clips, writing or videos to help you create an extraordinary project, and get the best ideas from your feedbackers.

ACCEPTED MEDIA UPLOAD OPTIONS ON FEEDBACK PROJECTS:

  • Images:   .PNG, .JPEG, .GIF, .EPS, .PSD, .TIF
  • Text/Graphics Files:   .PDF, .DOC, .DWG, .XLS, .ZIP
  • Videos:   .AVI, .MPEG4 (H.264 CODEC), .MOV (20MB Max)
  • Audio:   .WAV, .AIF, .MP3 (5MB Max)
  • Social Media (Embedded):   Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram, YouTube

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED ON IDEACOIL?

Any projects containing inappropriate, offensive or hateful content is banned on Ideacoil. For more details on banned items, please refer to the Terms of Use.


DO I HAVE TO APPROVE FEEDBACKERS?

While we do occasionally vet out feedback responses on Ideacoil, you ultimately are in control of the feedback you choose to view. You have the ability to set feedbacker preferences for your project, hand-pick your feedbackers, and post it for public or private feedback.


Managing your Project

CAN I EDIT MY PROJECT AFTER POSTING?

Yes. After your project has been posted, you can edit your project.


CAN I REMOVE OR DELETE MY PROJECT AFTER IT HAS BEEN POSTED?

Yes, you can delete your project at anytime. Ideacoil allows you to only pay for the feedback you view. This means even if you decide to remove your project after receiving feedback responses, you do not have to pay for the responses you have not yet viewed. 


WHAT HAPPENS IF I ACCIDENTALLY DELETE MY PROJECT?

We give you full control of your project. If you accidently delete your project, you will not be able to restore it. Although, we try our best to provide you several notifications prior to help you prevent this from happening, the final deletion step however,  is irreversible.


I POSTED A PROJECT AND IT IS NOT VIEWABLE ON IDEACOIL. WHAT DO I DO?

Projects are immediately displayed after being posted. It is possible that your project might have only been saved, has expired, had been posted privately, or might have been temporarily disabled due to being flagged. Also, check to see if your project is set to the ON MODE in your projects list. If you are certain that none of the above fits your project, please contact us. and we will be more than happy to look into the problem for you.


Payments

CAN I GET A REFUND IF I AM NOT SATISFIED WITH THE FEEDBACK I RECEIVE?

Your feedback is intended to be unique and tailored for the specific items and questions you want feedback on, which often times will be personal reactions or viewpoints by feedbackers. For this reason, we do not issue refunds once you have viewed your responses. However, if you would like to discuss your experience with us further, you can always do so by contacting us here.


WHY IS PAYPAL USED?

PayPal provides a fast and easy way for you to post projects as an Ideacoiler or get paid as a feedbacker. Ideacoilers are also allowed to pay for responses using a preferred credit card of choice.


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