User groups

8fold recognizes four groups of humans interacting with and operating within it.

  1. Users
  2. Members
  3. Partners
  4. Practitioners

Each subsequent group is a part of the preceding group - think of the concentric circular layers of an onion. As such, all practitioners are users, but not all users are practitioners.

Users (or Customers)

Users can be divided into unauthenticated and authenticated. When unauthenticated, you are treated as a stranger to 8fold. When authenticated, the system knows you enough to differentiate you from an unauthenticated user, member, partner, or practitioner.

Becoming an 8fold user

You are considered an 8fold user by performing any of the following:

User empowerment

Users are empowered to:

Members

Members want to support 8fold a bit more than a user.

Becoming an 8fold member (5 Folds per month)

Note on Folds: If the minimum isn't earned, 8fold attempts to notify you and gives you one month to earn the Folds. If the minimum has not been earned by the end of that month, 8fold converts your account to the closest account type you qualify for; for example, a practitioner who earns five Folds would be converted to a member.

Member empowerment

Members are empowered to:

Partners

Partners are Members wanting to contribute a bit more than a member. Partners are typically, but not always, displayed as the business owned by the member, not themselves. This acts as promotional material for their business.

Becoming an 8fold partner (25 Folds per month)

Note on Folds: If the minimum isn't earned, 8fold attempts to notify you and gives you one month to earn the Folds. If the minimum has not been earned by the end of that month, 8fold converts your account to the closest account type you qualify for; for example, a practitioner who earns five Folds would be converted to a member.

Partner empowerment

Partners are empowered to:

Practitioners

Practitioners are “all in,” so to speak. They are partners, members, and users and would like to help 8fold thrive while potentially receiving more in return by way of promotion, access, and the ability to work under, alongside, or without the 8fold brand.

Becoming an 8fold practitioner (50 Folds per month)
Practitioner empowerment

Practitioners are empowered to: