Hello my fellow Steemians and Crypto investors,
Most, if not all, of you reading this here would agree Steemit is great! We get to express ourselves without blatant censorship by the mainstream social media networks and, best of all, you get paid to do it!
How great is that? Yes, very cool, but why are all your friends still on Facebook gifting their time and talents to that vampire Zuckerberg who’s sucking them dry by selling all their information to the highest bidders (including government intelligence agencies) and not sharing any of the profits.
Well, the answers are simple: Facebook’s network effect is still very strong, your friends probably don’t know about Steemit at all, and to be honest, Steemit and crypto currencies are also kind of complicated for newcomers to understand.
So, what can we do to bring the normies here? I’ve done a fair share of “normie tele transportations” from Facebook myself so let me share what has worked for me and them in three easy steps.
- Show them the money
We all unconsciously dread change, so you need a very strong incentive to get people to jump ship. What better incentive than cold hard money? Yeah, it works! Do send your friends links to Steemit Whales who make hundreds or thousands daily by posting pretty photos.
Yes, go ahead and show them the money!
Do not, I repeat, do not send them links to those Whales you follow that only blog about highly technical stuff. Yes, they are super cool and know a lot about crypto but will only scare newcomers and get them to think only nerds can thrive and make money here.
- Boost them with a 100%, encourage them to post and reestem them.
Ok, your friends are here and they wrote their first post. Now it’s your turn to use 100% of your power and boost their posts! Yes, you brought them here, you have to take care of them, nourish them and get them to grow like those 90’s Tamagotchis, remember those?. They will initially be minnows without any power, but with time and effort, some of them will surely grow, provide great content for the Steemit community and return the favor to you and everyone else.
- Don’t let them drop the snowball
Everyone gets initially discouraged here right? We have all been there: No one follows you or reads your posts (except for those pesky spammers), there’s very little money to be made when you are a beginner, all your efforts seem to go nowhere… Well, if you followed and kept step 2 your friends will not feel alone and abandoned. Their posts will have more chances to be picked up by other Steemians so their follower base and steem power will slowly grow.
I usually describe Steemit (and Steem Power) to newcomers as a snowball that you have to grow little by little. The more they grow it, the more it will grow the next time you add a new layer. Don’t over burden them with fancy talks about Steem dollars, Steem power, Steem savings and all of those terms, it will only scare them. Keeping it simple goes a long way!
I hope you liked this post, please reestem and let’s bring those normies in!
Facebook is done! Right Zucker? Haha love you all. Keep steeming!
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