I want to add some sort of an emblem to a forum user accounts indicating that a person is a supporter of the community for each user that orders something from me.
The way I want to do it is to have a small logo and a sign listen under avatar.
It would last for 3 months after they place an order for one of my products. If they order again, the count down is re-set for another 3 months.
On one hand, I want to encourage more orders from more users, duh! But on the other hand, I want people who order from me to feel proud that their money is being used to help run the community.
I spend about 80% of revenue back into ads and maintenance. So orders are really important to me.
But I don't know if adding a logo would cause some of the paying customers to become arrogant towards the people who use the forum but don't buy from me.
Just to make it clear, I'm not talking about paid memberships vs. free users. The forum is free. But I promote products to the community. And most of the orders come from people who frequent the forum.
Also, I'm worried about a possible backlash from people who can't afford to buy stuff. I don't want them to feel inferior in any way.
Additionally, I'm worried about paying customers getting upset that they logo is taken away after 3 months (or some other period of time).
Does anyone have any experience with something like this?