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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 63,390
7
Level 7 Guru
2. Adam Doppelt 29,860
7
Level 7 Guru
3. Shauna Swerland Youssefnia 17,960
6
Level 6 Master
4. Ryan Bruss 17,490
6
Level 6 Master
5. Omar Shahine 17,410
6
Level 6 Master
6. Patrick O'Donnell 15,490
6
Level 6 Master
7. Carly Canter 15,300
6
Level 6 Master
8. Rand Fishkin 13,360
6
Level 6 Master
9. Tom Laramee 12,900
6
Level 6 Master
10. Sara Eizen 12,300
6
Level 6 Master
11. Kirby Winfield 12,290
6
Level 6 Master
12. Meredith Fife 12,040
6
Level 6 Master
13. Shauna Causey 11,950
6
Level 6 Master
14. Lindsay Pedersen 11,470
6
Level 6 Master
15. Laura 11,370
6
Level 6 Master
16. Detlef Schrempf 11,270
6
Level 6 Master
17. Yaprak DeCarmine 11,260
6
Level 6 Master
18. Christina Nelson 9,260
5
Level 5 Expert
19. Ben Gilbert 8,780
5
Level 5 Expert
20. Adam Tratt 8,690
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