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What is karma?


We calculate a karma score for everyone on Fresh Chalk. Karma is a reflection of how much you’ve contributed to the community. The more karma you have, the higher your recommended pros—and your profile—will rank on Fresh Chalk.

As your karma increases, you gain levels on Fresh Chalk. People who achieve high levels are trusted members of our community, and have access to exclusive benefits.

You'll earn karma when you first

+100

... then you will earn more each time

+100
you with notes
+100
you start a conversation
+50
you reply to a conversation
+50
+50
you correct a business listing
+20
you add a cautionary tale
+20
you leave a comment
+20
someone likes what you wrote

World Wide Leaderboard

Rank Who Karma Level
1. Liz Pearce 52,800
7
Level 7 Guru
2. Adam Doppelt 26,160
7
Level 7 Guru
3. Shauna Swerland Youssefnia 16,240
6
Level 6 Master
4. Omar Shahine 14,920
6
Level 6 Master
5. Patrick O'Donnell 13,810
6
Level 6 Master
6. Ryan Bruss 13,340
6
Level 6 Master
7. Rand Fishkin 12,060
6
Level 6 Master
8. Tom Laramee 11,890
6
Level 6 Master
9. Sara Eizen 11,030
6
Level 6 Master
10. Kirby Winfield 10,970
6
Level 6 Master
11. Laura 10,510
6
Level 6 Master
12. Yaprak DeCarmine 10,490
6
Level 6 Master
13. Lindsay Pedersen 10,300
6
Level 6 Master
14. Detlef Schrempf 10,120
6
Level 6 Master
15. Shauna Causey 9,960
5
Level 5 Expert
16. Meredith Fife 8,110
5
Level 5 Expert
17. Christina Nelson 7,820
5
Level 5 Expert
18. Ben Gilbert 7,730
5
Level 5 Expert
19. Adam Tratt 7,610
5
Level 5 Expert
20. Nathan Kriege 7,270
5
Level 5 Expert

Fresh Chalk Levels

Level Karma Benefits
Level 1 • Novice - -
Level 2 • Apprentice 250 -
Level 3 • Artisan 1,000 Adding cautionary tales
Level 4 • Advanced 2,500 Fresh Chalk T-Shirt
Level 5 Expert 5,000 Access to the Fresh Chalk Concierge
Level 6 Master 10,000 Coming soon
Level 7 Guru 25,000 Coming soon