What is the very best way on Steemit to earn hundreds of dollars from getting an undervalued post upvoted?
I'll show you what I found right here in this post.
This is the "Curie" guild on Streemian.com.
Read this post or watch the original video from YouTube to learn more!
Thank you very much to @gmichelbkk for converting the transcription of the YouTube video from GoTranscript into this beautiful post for Steemit, which is much faster to read than the video and has all of the highlights in screenshots!
Earn Steem for finding an undervalued Steemit post and submitting to Curie!
I'll show you exactly how this works and I'll show you what others have been doing that have been using this before you.
Here's a new post, a "Cajun Chicken Gumbo" post.
I'll go take a look at this with you.
This post earned less than $2 when it was submitted. If you scroll down here, you'll notice that in just less than an hour, it's earned over $200 by being upvoted by the members of the guild.
So how does this work and how can you get your post included?
Also, how can you make 10 Steem just by finding a post that gets approved?
Yes, there's a finder's fee offered by @curie.
You don't even need to author the post, but just find a really good post like the one below and submit it. This "Short Story about Game Addiction" has now got upvoted for almost $400.
If you would've found this post, upvoted it and submitted it on behalf of the author, you could've earned 10 Steem, and you can do this over and over again. In fact, there are a few people who earn a ton of Steem doing this.
What you'll notice here is an author on Steemit who is consistently getting less than a dollar or hardly anything on their posts, and yet they're trying, they're doing a great job and writing lots of posts.
Now, here's a post right here that was submitted over, and now it's earned almost $400.
This is an awesome project, which is why I'm explaining it here.
You get to be included by doing a proposed post.
This is on streemian.com, and it's under the "Guilds" service.
You need to have a Streemian account first, then you go to the "Services" menu and over to "Guilds."
Then, you click on "Curie."
It's under "Propose Post."
If you go to the actual @curie profile, you can get to this directly.
What's important is to submit a post within the terms and conditions they offer because they're not looking to just upvote crap and have someone self-promote a whole bunch of their posts in there, and try to earn money on their own posts with a bunch of upvotes.
This is a project that helps underpaid authors to make a good earning, which is supported by hundreds of voters on Steemit.
It's a very simple submission. You submit the URL of the post and you put a comment, and then you hit "I'm not a robot" and click "Propose."
If your post is approved, you will receive 10 Steem per post. That means if you find 5 approved post every day, you could earn over a hundred dollars. The key thing is that you get an approval rating. If you submit posts that are rejected, you get a lower approval rating, and the more posts you submit that they reject, the more difficult it will be to get any of your posts published.
The way to go about this is to do a really good job and submit the absolute best posts that meet their exact conditions, which I'm about to show you. Then you can earn 10 Steem just for putting this in there.
I will continue by explaining exactly how all of this works. Everything's transparent, there's no guess work, there's no, "How did they make money?"
I'll show you everything.
So you go in to the steemit.chat and you go to the Curie channel. You may need to check the guidelines to make sure that whatever I've shared with you is new depending on how far away you are from July 2017.
Here are some important conditions.
Number one, it's for "new and verified authors only." That means you should've already made several posts. You should've verified by posting a picture with Steemit on your social media accounts. You need to already be doing a good job and already writing things on Steemit. This means, not someone's introductory post, and I would say as a general rule, that you don't want to submit a whole bunch of your own content either.
Note that a new author includes "52 Reputation and below." So this is for newer authors that are hoping, through this project, to get several hundred dollars to motivate them to keep going often when they've earned almost nothing. The lower the reputation, the more likely they are to be voted.
This means I am not eligible to submit any of my posts nor any of my posts are eligible to be accepted because my reputation, thanks to all of your upvotes, is 65. That means no top authors or no established authors are welcome to join this. This is for newer authors to get them upvoted.
Number two, "Posts must be more than 150 minutes old." That means about three hours, but "less than 24 hours old," and new posts "with a maximum of $2 pending payout."
This post was posted 19 hours ago and has earned $208. That means this post, before being submitted to this project, had under $2 in pending payments. Submitting it through the "Curie Guild" on Streemian, allowed for over $200 in upvotes, giving this post a great chance to make it on the trending page and to build even more followers.
If we take a look at the author, you can see this is the exact kind of author they're hoping to promote. I would guess they are great posts, but most of them are not earning that much.
Then this newest post, through submission in the "Curie Guild" is earning hundreds of dollars. The point of this guild is to help the top curators help out.
There's a very clear reason for this financially, which I'll show, but these are the basic conditions here.
It needs to be a new post, but not older than 24 hours. So it can't be a post that was just made 3 seconds ago, and it needs to be over two and a half hours old with a maximum of 24. This needs to be a fresh post, but not brand new with a maximum of $2 pending payout.
Then here's another one: A single author may be upvoted only once in two days or twice a week.
The more upvotes you get from being an author on here, the more your reputation is likely to go above 52 pretty quickly, so you won't be able to keep doing this.
If I look at Janie, I would guess the upvotes on this post got her above 52, and that she was below 52 before this. So she's no longer eligible to have her post submitted now.
What you'll notice is that these posts tend to get upvoted so much that the reputation score on most of the authors then is starting to go 52 or higher.
That means this is not going to get you as an author more than one or two, maybe three upvotes because the weight of those upvotes will carry you out of eligibility, which is lower than 52 reputation or under. That means you're not likely to even get more than two or three of these anyway.
The idea is this is a really good opportunity if you like to read on Steemit. You can keep submitting over and over, and get that finder's fee for 10 Steem, which is really good. You're not looking to just go submit 20 of your own posts that you've made within the last 24 hours, because then you're going to get at least 18 of them rejected. You can only get upvoted once every two days or twice a week.
You don't want to submit 15 posts from one author, especially not yourself, because then, you probably are unlikely to get any more posts upvoted in the near future.
This is a big one, "only original content, things that appear first on Steemit."
So not a post with just a video on it, not a post that someone copied from their blog that they posted three months ago and they're putting it up on Steemit, but something that's brand new and posted specifically for Steemit. This is one, I imagine, that the reviewer needs to go through and do a good job with.
I would guess if you want to make sure your post doesn't get rejected, just go through the article and grab something from the article, maybe a sentence, google that sentence with quotes, and if that exact sentence is on another website, then that means it's not original. You could try it with another sentence for confirmation.
Often copied posts will tend to have exact phrases from other posts. So you can easily check before you submit by copying a few lines, specific sentences are often good, and help avoid submitting something that's not original content. A reviewer is likely to put it through a full copy-write scanner where you can see how original the article is from there. So at least taking a quick minute to google it if not doing the same thing yourself before submitting is a good idea.
Now, number five, this eliminates most of my posts, assuming I had a reputation for it. "No Steemit related posts," that means if you made some posts about something on Steemit like this post, which was transcribed from the video and edited, then this would not be eligible, and all other things aside because it's a post about Steemit.
So "No Steemit posts, no photography, travel, religious, introduceyourself or political post."
The bottom line is that they want posts which are acceptable for the community and add the most value to Steemit.com. In other words, posts that will bring a wide variety of people to Steemit. There're already established categories like travel, photography and things about Steemit, and introduceyourself, that have a lot of existing posts.
Then the upvoters don't want things that are controversial like political or religious posts, and the photography posts often just have pictures, they want some texts posts. None of these categories should be submitted.
Finally, you've got "English posts only" and these submission limits.
CS means the curation score, I believe, and then AR, the average review. If you have a low curation score, then you can only make a very limited amount of submissions. I'm not sure how the curation score is calculated, but you might just start off with one to two things that meet all these conditions and see what happens, see if you get that finder's fee, and see if your post is approved, and then try it again.
The better you get, the more submissions you can do. You can do 5 to 15 submissions if you get a higher curation score.
You can have unlimited submissions if your average review, which I believe is the AR, is above 85%. That means if the majority of the things you submit are approved.
Therefore you want to make sure that you submit things that are able to be approved because you could then do unlimited submissions with a high enough curation score.
How does all of this work?
I've shown you the terms and conditions, and now what will make sense to explain to you is how everyone gets paid.
How do the people involved make money? How are they able to do this? This was one of my first questions, how can they do this?
They're able to do this because upvoting posts that meet these guidelines provide a lot of curation rewards.
Way more than I'm getting.
Here's the Steem Power for the @curie account.
The basic thing that happens, I believe, is that @curie upvotes all the approved posts, and then all or some of the guild members auto upvote the posts that @curie auto upvotes. I believe that's how the backend works or something like that.
When this post went live 48 minutes ago, what happened is that @curie, when this is approved, either whoever's the initiator, whoever is the first one to vote on it, Curie or whoever's the lead voted on it, then all of the followers in the guild automatically upvote it after that.
So that means once you're approved, you automatically are likely to get a bunch of votes, and then it's possible that there are manual votes by some curators who just go through once a day and double check the approved posts and do their own voting.
Some of these other posts have different amounts of votes and therefore it's possible that some of the curators go through a manual lead vote, while others do it automatically.
You can count on a lot of votes by getting a post approved in here and that's how all of this is paid for.
You might ask, how is that finder's fee paid for?
10 Steem to get a post approved, when there's something like 20 posts a day, that's like 300 Steem a day.
You can see who is actually getting the finder's fees paid if you look in the wallet history on @curie. You can see all these finder's fees actually getting paid out, tons of finder's fees, getting paid out.
There are also reviewers' fees and operations' fees being paid out. Liberosist here earned a bunch of finder's fees. You'll see that a few people are earning a lot of finder's fees for submitting these different articles, and then many people got one article approved. This is giving people who just find one good article, a good amount of Steem, and then those who are willing to work more on it to find lots of Steem that way.
So how was all this paid for?
Well, the Curie account has about $300,000 worth of Steem Power and liquid Steem. Most of it is in Steem Power.
Every time you upvote a post there's a significant percentage that will go to the actual upvoters. So if I look at this payout, which is $879, what I actually got is $720 for making the post. Meanwhile, the people who voted this post up earned $159 off of it. This is where the money is created.
The same thing for this post: total payout $964, what I got is $798, and what the upvoters got is $166.
What I will do now is show you the difference. How this makes money?
We've covered the wallet, the Curie wallet has 180,000 Steem in it, and I have about 41,000 Steem.
So if we calculate 180÷41, the Curie wallet has about four and a half times as much Steem Power as I do in my wallet.
Well, how is that translating to rewards?
Let's see the curation rewards.
On the curation rewards, the Curie account has earned 1,209 Steem Power in the last week.
Meanwhile, I have earned 47 Steem Power.
Let's do the math on that.
I had 4.39 times as much Steem Power and with linear rewards, my Steem Power is directly related to my ability to earn curation rewards. The only difference is what I vote on.
So 1,209÷47 = 25
The 1,209 Steem Power earned by Curie divided by mine, which is 47, equals 25. The Curie account actually's earned 25 times as much Steem Power as me.
Therefore, if we divide 25 by 4.39 (25÷4.39 = 5.85), the Curie account is almost six times better than me at upvoting.
That means the posts the Curie account upvotes are posts that are enjoyed and upvoted by the community. This is possible because currently there's a square-root curvature for the curation rewards, meaning that if you were the first to upvote a post that's in the very small amount and you're the first to drop a big upvote on that post or one of the first to upvote it, you get paid more proportionately than the following upvoters.
This means you can earn the most by being the first to vote on something that's really good, which makes logical sense, right?
You want to reward the people who find the very best posts and upvote them first because that helps more people upvote them. The more people upvote them then, the more you earn. That's why it's easier to snowball as an author once you are in the habit to post essentially. Once people expect your post to earn, your post becomes very lucrative to vote on because if you hit my post with a vote when it's at a dollar or two, when you hit my post with a vote early on, you've got a good chance at earning a good amount of the curation reward, whereas, the things I've been voting on have hardly earned me anything.
Meanwhile, if you do like I've been doing, I've mostly been voting on things that haven't earned very much. Therefore, when I vote on something that doesn't earn that much, I don't get that much back. That's why the Curie account is currently earning six times as much per vote essentially as I am. That means when I vote on something and they vote on something, assuming we had the exact same Steem Power, I'd get one Steem Power and the Curie account will get six Steem Power.
That's the difference between great upvoting and just normal upvoting essentially, or a lot of my votes have been just upvoting comments, upvoting posts that no one else has voted.
All of these posts that are upvoted have a chance to go trending on Streemian, and if they go trending, they're likely to get more and more votes. That's how all these is paid for.
The Curie account earned 1,209 Steem Power in the last week and it then uses the Steem Power to then pay out the finder's fees. You can see that the Curie account can clearly afford to send out Steem Power payments. With earning 1,209 Steem Power in a week, the Curie account can afford to pay out 1,209 Steem Power out to all the curators, all the finder's fees, and essentially still comes out ahead. The Curie account can afford to pay out almost a hundred finder's fees and it still breaks even especially when you include an update from author rewards.
So the Curie account is outstanding and the community that supports Curie is helping us find the most undervalued authors and get good upvotes on them, and then everyone who participates is able to earn more Steem Power.
What the rewards are telling me is that I'm not doing that great of a job upvoting. My rewards are probably less than average for curation, while the Curie rewards are probably significantly above average.
So I'm hoping to get a system down myself to start doing some more effective upvoting. I've noticed that I seem to just almost be wasting my time with my upvotes in the sense that I pick things that aren't worth upvoting sometimes just because it's my friend, I know the person or I want to thank them.
Meanwhile, other things that are good, I don't vote on them first or I don't see them. Upvoting is very challenging. So I'm looking to get some more help with my own upvoting. I might make my own guild as well because right now the Curie guild is the only guild on Streemian that's active.
The Steem guild doesn't seem to be doing anything right now. The Curie guild is the only one that is active. They're upvoting posts every single day to help new authors. They've got an outstanding system to do it to help new authors get funded, which is why I've explained everything about it today because I want you to have the very best chance for the work you do to be compensated.
I hope that in explaining every bit of how all of this works as best I can see it from the exact terms and conditions, to the submission process and to exactly how the money is made, that you will be able to get paid for submitting these hidden gems to the Curie account.
You can go to Curiesteem.com, which takes you straight to the guild page on Streemian, and then use the Propose Post form for your submission.
Thank you very much for reading this post.
I love you, you're awesome. I appreciate the chance to share what I hope is very helpful for you.
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