HOW TO STEEMIT - Quick Guide for Newcomers on Steemit

in Steeming Community4 years ago (edited)

Hello Steemian!

You probably came to visit this blog because you are new to Steemit.
WELCOME, and thank you for hanging out with us!
To help you make your experience even more enjoyable, we made a list of useful tips, links, and fun games to play on the Steem Blockchain.

In this post we will cover:

  1. Importance of keys
  2. Complete your profile with info, and profile image
  3. How to earn STEEM
  4. How many times can I post?
  5. How to get more STEEM POWER
  6. Communities to join
  7. Useful links

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1. Importance of keys

You'll be given a set of passwords uniquely generated for you. Keep these keys safe and secure.

+ Master password
Master password is used to derive all keys for your account, including the owner key.
Only use this key when you lose your other keys. Not recommend to use for login into any applications or other platforms with this key, use your posting key instead.
Difference between Master Password and Owner Key here

+ Posting key
This key allows you to post, comment, edit, vote, resteem, and follow or mute other accounts. Most users should be logging into Steemit every day with the posting key.

+ Active key
The active key is meant for more sensitive tasks such as transferring funds, power up/down transactions, converting Steem Dollars, voting for witnesses, updating profile details and avatar, and placing a market order.

+ Memo key
If you want to send someone an encrypted memo through wallet transfer,
type "#" followed by the message in the memo. Then use the memo key to encrypt and the receiver would use their private memo key to read your message.

+ Owner key
The owner key is only meant for use when necessary. It is the most powerful key because it can change any key of an account, including the owner key. Ideally, it is meant to be stored offline and only used to recover a compromised account.


2. Complete profile with info, and profile image

Your profile info, profile image, and cover image are set in your Settings page. A complete profile is more appealing and will give more engagement. Once your image is uploaded, click the Update button and enter your active key.

3. How to earn STEEM

There are several ways you can get more STEEM, here are some options:

  • Content creator
    Create interesting or valuable content on steemit for the content consumers if you decide to earn steem by being content creator

  • Freelance work
    Networking with a community member on steemit and share your passion or specialized skills that you can offer to the community as paid services or market your product.

  • Play games
    You can earn steem by playing games powered by the Steem blockchain. Splinterlands, for example, where you can trade the cards and DEC token for Steem.

  • Lease/Renting out your Steem Power
    Buy STEEM at exchanges and power up your STEEM to Steem Power then rent/lease it out to other steem users using for daily Steem payment to your wallet.

You can also buy STEEM at crypto exchanges. Here is a list of the most popular exchanges:

4. How many times can I post?

The more resource credits (manapower) you have in your account, the more transactions you can perform. We recommend having at least 20SP to perform a normal usage. This is equivalent to 2 posts a day and several comments and upvotes. When you power up, you will have more manapower (RC) instantly. To know exactly the status of your account, we recommend using the free tool: (by @steemchiller)

5. How to get more STEEM POWER

Steem Power is the holy grail on Steem. The more you have from it, the more influence you have on the platform. So we can recommend to POWER UP your STEEM in your Wallet.

  • Liquid STEEM in your wallet earns you nothing, you can trade this at an exchange for other crypto or sell for worthless fiat currency. When you power up STEEM, you earn at the time of writing 2.18% APR, you don´t have to do anything, it increases automatically.
  • When you power up STEEM, you earn curation rewards, this is a portion of the total payout of the post you voted on. Authors get 50%, curators get 50%. The more SP you have, the more curation rewards you earn because your vote is bigger.
  • Compete in challenges on Steemit. Monthly, there is a contest called #spud4steem, on this day you get extra motivated to POWER UP, because you can earn SP and other juicy prices! Follow @kiwiscanfly

6. Communities to join

Check HERE all the communities on Steemit

7. Useful links.

  • is a very useful website to check everything regarding your account or transactions on the Steem Blockchain. Just put /@yourusername at the end of the link! Made by top witness @steemchiller
  • If you post and want to include an image that is not yours, you can use photos from the following websites that are free to use. Please add the link to the image source in your post.
  • For users that don't post in their own language or want to improve grammar and spelling of your post, we recommend using Grammarly, it is free and also has a Chrome extention. When your posts are enjoyable to read, more people will follow you and give you support!
  • Steemit is the biggest application on the Steem blockchain if you want to discover what else Steem has to offer, Dappradar lists them all. You can use the same keys for every app on Steem!
  • If you want to format your Steemit posts like a pro, here is a guide from @cmp2020 on how to do that properly: Markdown and HTML for Steemit Posts

Thank you and STEEM ON!


If you want to support our project @steemingcurators, you can do that by delegating STEEM POWER and you earn a weekly payout for your contribution! .

25 SP100 SP250 SP500 SP1000 SP1500 SP2500 SP



This post has been rewarded by the Steem Community Curation Project. #communitycuration07

 4 years ago 


 4 years ago 

Thank you for the support on our project, appreciate it 😃

Hola, Mis Felicitaciones, Muy Buenas Tus Recomendaciónes, Gracias, Feliz día

Support of Visual Artworks and Photogrpahy on Steem by @stef1 and @art-venture , rewarded by the Steem Community Curation Project ( @steemcurator08 ).

 4 years ago 

Thank you guys! You people are really awesome and I am proud we are in the same team!

 4 years ago 

Thank you @stef1 and @art-venture for the support 😃

This is another wonderful project surging on the positive wave of initiatives for the Steem blockchain!! I'll be surely promoting this material to the Members of the KNITRIAS PROJECT.

The best winds for your efforts and much joy on the journey!!

 4 years ago 

Thank you so much for your kind words!
We also LOVE the @knitrias project and your ideas! We hope to see you in our discord so we can discuss and collaborate! Thank you!

I also admire the passion and great spirit of your projects and presence in these time for the platform!!
I'm glad to find you, I'm on your Discord now to stay in touch!!

Good winds!!

 4 years ago 

Thank you for the support @leveuf agree with ciska we should collaborate as our project involves around new users.

I'm sure that many collaboration projects will come with time!! I'm glad to meet you in these special times for the platform, it's admirable your engagement in the recent conversations!! I'll stay in touch!!

Best winds for projects and life!!

 4 years ago 

it is an amazingly cool, very useful post, thanks, @steemingcurators

Thank you for your nice words vipnata? You not on discord?

 4 years ago 

@steemingcurators, I have a discord, but every time I have problems logging in to the discord. Maybe my browser doesn't support discord, but I don't know how to check it, unfortunately.

 4 years ago 

Thank you for the support @vipnata

 4 years ago 

@cryptokannon, i'm glad to see you.thanks for your support and very important post. I would like to try to cooperate with popularSTEM. Have a beautiful day, dear @cryptokannon

Is it true that Steemit is more centralized that Hive? What are the main differences between the two?

Hi @hooked2thechain the differences are at the upper layer/governance. As long as you don't mess up with that layer you are fine. The users/community in zero layers/heart of the blockchain ideally should feel free to choose where they want to be. We wish you well in your endeavor and check out our latest curation trail project and earn daily steem!

Thank you for enlightenment, this is a good beginning

Thanks so much. That was much helpful

There is mentioned in the post
"You can work as freelancer"
So you can connect me for any of your different works. I am on discord too.

 4 years ago 

This is very useful. Thank you.

Only one small query re EcoTrain - it doesn't look to be based on Steem any more as the links at the bottom of its posts point elsewhere...

The Steemit Team

Thanks for pointing that out!! Edited. We hope all Steemit Greeters use this post as guidance for our new users.

We also made a text designed to welcome new members:

Hello @username, welcome to the Steem Community!
We really hope you will enjoy your journey on Steemit, and to help you with that, here are some Tips & Tricks!

  1. Make an introduction post, tell us a bit about you, and what your interests are. This way we can connect you with active communities you will absolutely love! Use the tag #introduceyourself!
  2. Follow @steemitblog for news, information and fun challenges to participate. A nice way for us to get to know you!
  3. Join the Steeming Curators on Discord and Steeming Curators community on Steemit. We are here to help and support you with any questions you might have!
  4. We have made a kickstart guide for new Steemit users, you can check this post here >
  5. Also check the FAQ section on Steemit, this covers everything related to your account and usage of your KEYS.

Thank you for joining Steemit!
Yours, @yourusername, The Steeming Curators

Thanks for everything!

 4 years ago 

Looks good. Only suggestion, maybe include a link to tell people what Discord is and how to sign up - a lot of people won't know about Discord.

Thank you

The Steemit Team

 4 years ago 

Thank you for the support on our project The Steemit Team

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