PennyPi Thank for your support! As far as specific marketing ideas go, we do have a few thoughts.
First, we plan on initially inviting people to join the "NULS 1.0 testnet", so that we can get an environment of nodes that match the current production network. Once we have done this, we can perform the stress test outlined in our proposal. We'll market this as an opportunity for people who want to participate in improving the NULS network, and for people who want a low cost way to earn NULS without having to stake or run an agent node. We're happy to make posts on all of our social media avenues such as twitter, discord, telegram, facebook, and email. We're planning on producing some custom graphics that show the partnership between NULS and Node Forge, and using them to brand the marketing campaign. If the NULS team has graphic artists and would rather produce the co-branded art, and supply it to us, we're happy with that, too.
Once the 1.0 test network is successful, we can begin to plan the upgrade to NULS 2.0 in the test network. This will be a second marketing campaign potentially attracting additional node operators who want to gain access to the 2.0 software first or who are excited about the opportunity to earn NULS prior to a major announcement. We'd plan on re-using some of the graphic arts produced for the first campaign, modifying them to represent "NULS 2.0".
Another idea we have, which can be used for either just the first campaign, or for both campaigns, is to underscore the limited nature of the test network, and the fact that the reward pool will be split among limited number of participants (so early adopters are likely to split the first few rewards among a small number of participants). Since each test network participant has to apply to join the test network, we can manually control how many participants there are and avoid over-saturating the test network. If we indicate that seats are limited, it is likely to increase demand. We can do something similar for the 2.0 update, if we want to bring more customers into the test network.
Finally, it might be a good idea to hold a contest such as a raffle, with the prize being early access to the test network environment, or a guaranteed seat, or maybe a free month of hosting. We're open to ideas on how to do this, but it would help get attention.
If you have other ideas, we're open to them too!