How Much STEEM Does a Newbie Earn From Blogging?

in blogging •  26 days ago 

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Is blogging a get-rich-quick scheme?

When I was new to blogging, I looked at online work as a get-rich-quick business; and something that can be done in one’s spare time. Back then, I had this utopian image in my mind about working at home, posting blogs, and waiting for much money to come rushing in while waiting at the poolside bar in a million dollar mansion.

I was wrong.

After trying it out for some time, I learned that, like any other business or profession, it involves hard work. Seriously!

As a newbie on Steemit, I cannot help but be curious about the earning potential on the STEEM platform and the amount of effort it will take to earn a decent return on the posts. So I checked my stats and found out a few interesting things.

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Happy Chinese New Year!

But before going in to take a look at the numbers, I would like to greet everyone here on Steemit a Happy Chinese New Year! Even though I am not Chinese, we celebrate this event with gusto. Filipinos have had a long history of economic and cultural exchange with China since ancient times and many Chinese people chose to stay here in the Philippines. Because of this, our culture contains many influences from our Chinese brothers and sisters.

Steem Power

So, how much STEEM did I earn in my first week? 20.660.

That’s how much I earned with the reward set to Power Up. In a week’s time, I uploaded 5 posts and had a fair amount of comments and upvotes. I also received encouraging words from veteran steemians. 20.660 isn’t much, but I think it’s a good start because I will always be happy to write, to post, to share ideas and comments with other people even without monetary rewards. We talk to people on the street not expecting to be given a few cents for their reply and this is the mindset I have coming in here. I know. The association isn’t the best one because I am expecting to receive STEEM as reward for posts, but, going back to my days as a novice blogger, it’s not a walk in the park.

To conclude, I understand that it will require time and effort to earn a decent amount blogging on STEEM. Gaining followers is tough and getting readers to comment and upvote is challenging. So, my personal task for this week is to find out how to speed up the process; to gain more followers and easily get upvotes. If there’s a way to do it, I believe that somebody out there has already tried and found the answer (wink… wink…). If you have, please share the knowledge. Not only will it help me grow my blog, but I will be encouraged to consistently create more posts and content, which I suppose is good for the platform.

As with good communities I have joined online, I hope to be able to share the things I will learn as a novice to others, to pay it forward to the next generation of steemians in the hope that we have done our best in creating the best platform for creating value on the internet.

In spite of the fair amount of reading I've done about Steemit, I still have a ton of questions. First, what do you think about my ideas regarding the Steemit community? Is it better to have a mindset of “just enjoy blogging here, the rewards are just a bonus” for doing what you love in the first place? Why are there posts with upvotes but no rewards? Any ideas on how I can improve my blog? Hopefully, I will receive plenty of good suggestions and ideas from steemians, especially those who have found success here on the platform.

Closing a post is the hardest thing to do. I have so much more to say, but don’t want to burden you all with nonsense and too much blabber. I really appreciate you dropping by to read my post. Thanks! Kindly give an upvote if you like my post. Sharing positive vibes and blessings to all of us and, again, all the best in 2020!

Kung Hei Fat Choi!


Quotes from the link from @quotes-haven, images are mine.
https://steemit.com/steemitcentral/@quotes-haven/the-secrets-to-success

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Hello @juanvegetarian. First of all welcome to Steem. You have the right mindset and right attitude about Steem. You will surely do well if you are interested enough. Starting out is always difficult. It will take time to settle down, and find your footing. Keep at it. Best wishes. 😊

Thanks for the warm welcome, @quotes-haven. Thanks for the feedback and good suggestion. Be sure to post more of your great content. All the best to you and your blog. :-)

The same to you too @juanvegetarian. 😊

Congratulations @juanvegetarian!
Your post was mentioned in the Steem Hit Parade for newcomers in the following category:

  • Comments - Ranked 2 with 17 comments

Thanks @arcange! Your efforts are greatly appreciated. :-)

Welcome to Steemit @juanvegetarian :)

Thanks, @silent-ghost! love your username.

Thats far more than I earned in my first week, my first 50 posts earned me $0.00 lol so trust me you're miles ahead

Wow. I will take that as a W. Maybe the timing has a lot to do with it more than the content. Encouraging! Thanks, @chekohler.

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To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness to get one more award and increased upvotes!

Thanks, @steemitboard. Always happy for your support and updates.

You're welcome @juanvegetarian
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OK, @steemitboard. Thanks for the support and upvotes. What are badges? I'm curious about what it does?

Badges are just for fun. They show how well you perform on the Steem Blockchain.
You can see them on your board here

Oh, OK. Now, I understand. Cool!

Glad you like it @juanvegetarian
If you have any free witness vote, feel free to support us back: vote for our witness.

Sure, @steemitboard. I think I have witness votes to give. And, it's a good warm afternoon where I am now, so I'm feeling generous. lol

Saying hello in Chinese sounds like Knee How.

haha. I think that's what it is @joeyarnoldvn.

yea

Saw your blog @joeyarnoldvn. So what's with the oatmeal?

I like to eat oatmeal so much that people started calling me oatmeal.

Makes sense. I love oatmeal too, but not that much. lol

What a truth blog great !! I want to say that you are so right! I want to invite you to the discord steemterminal we help grow accounts for free, and its nice to learn i guess

Thanks @brittandjosie. I will surely check it out. How does it work though?

How do i find you on Discord?