Discover The Minnow Support Project on Steem! #1

in minnowsupport •  5 months ago

How does the Minnow Support Project help us learn be successful on Steem? What are we most excited about on Steem today?

Would you read this blog post or watch the video at the end if you'd like to learn more about Steem and @minnowsupport and how we got here together on Steem because that's exactly what we will talk about here?

Discover The Minnow Support Project on Steem!


The Minnow Support Project with @minnowsupport is designed to help new Steemit users have a community where we can collaborate and grow together. Our Minnow Support Project's main place of connection is on the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty Network Discord server available at http://minnowsupportproject.org/discord/ where 500+ of us are online 24/7 here to help each other succeed on Steem.

We recorded the interview seen in this post together to help more of us discover the Minnow Support Project through the @msp-waves radio show with @ma1neEvent as one of the hosts, and then @poeticsnake as the other host. This post is part 1 of the edited transcript from the interview posted originally here.

In part 1 of the interview here, we talk about how I got started on Steem, what projects I am most passionate about, and what converted me from being interested in Steem to going all in? In the next post which will be part 2 of this interview, we discuss getting through "The Dip" on Steem where we fail to make money, see lower rewards than before, get big downvotes, stop posting, and generally struggle to stick with Steem through the challenges.

Thank you for reading this post with us and we hope you enjoy it!

Jake:

Welcome Jerry to the MSP Waves Show, the @ma1neEvent Interview Show.

It airs every Wednesday night from 10:00 to midnight UTC time, which is 5:00 to 7:00 Eastern Time.

Again, that's on MSP Waves, which is the radio station that was created as part of the Minnow Support Project. You can find out more about that at mspwaves.com.

Jerry:

Thank you for having us today, and @poeticsnake, would you like to introduce yourself with us here too?

Bianca:

Of course, it's a wonderful pleasure to meet you, Jerry.

My name is @poeticsnake on Steemit and I'm the co-host of the @ma1neEvent radio show.

Jerry:

It's a pleasure to be here with you guys. I do easier with real names. I will do Jake for @ma1neEvent, and then @poeticsnake, do you want I call you that or something else?

Bianca:

My real name is Bianca.

Jake:

Jerry, what we do in this show is, we like to bring people on the show to talk about their Steemit story.

What brought them to the platform?

What they are using it for?

What do they think of it?

We just want to learn more about the members of the Steemit community and put a voice to the profile, so we can get to know them better.

Jerry:

I'm excited to get started.

Jake:

Now Jerry, how long have you been on Steemit and what brought you here?

Do you remember how you found out about Steemit and what brought you to the platform?

Jerry:

Yes.

The very first experience I had with Steem was a little over a year ago. I was just trading on Poloniex, I saw Steem and bought some Steem, and then the next time I checked it went down 90%.

I was like, "This is stupid it has to go up more after going down so much!" I bought some more and then it went down almost the same amount again. I sold it and I said, "Steem sucks all it does is lose value." Then I didn't think about it again for a few months. I never even went to Steemit.com.

My friend Robert Genito sent me a text message. He's the one who got me into Bitcoin and got me into Dash. He sent me a text message in April 2017 saying, "Join Steem. You'll thank me later."

I went to his profile and he was making two or three dollars a post, and again, my first reaction was, "That's stupid."

"Why do we need one more blogging platform? Who cares it's on a cryptocurrency?"

Then I sold my Dash masternode the next month for $87,000. It would be worth $900,000 today, and I was looking for somewhere to put the Bitcoin I had, and I remembered Robert’s text message.

I said, "Let me take a look at Steem," and then I went back and actually browsed Steem on the computer instead of just using my mobile device, and then I saw the trending page and I said, "Wow. People are making hundreds of dollars to make a blog post? If other people can make hundreds of dollars to make a blog post, I definitely can do that too."

That's what got me really excited because before Steem I was lucky to earn $100 a month from over 500 posts on http://jerrybanfield.com/blog/ despite hundreds of readers coming in for free from Google and social media every day. As I realized Steem's blogging platform with built in monetization using a cryptocurrency was better than anything else available, I wanted to then know everything. The more I researched about it, before I bought in, the more I looked everything up, the more I just got really excited, and I'm still pretty excited seven months later.

Jake:

You had been a blogger before Steemit. How long have you been blogging?

Jerry:

The first thing I did almost seven years ago now is making YouTube videos. The videos are just trashy and terrible, and I kept making better and better videos. Some would argue better and better, others might not.

I started blogging a little while after that in October 2011 when I started my business. It's been a really frustrating journey as a blogger up until I found Steem, because most recently I have over 500 blog posts on jerrybanfield.com and these blog posts bring in tens of thousands of readers from Google search every single month and social media sharing, and I'm lucky to get 20, 30, maybe 50 dollars a month on Google Adsense in revenue.

It's really hard to monetize a blog right now even if we have got a lot of readers unless we post on Steem and that's why I got excited because Steem is the easiest way I know of to monetize a blog.

I'm looking through your posts here and you are doing great. You are getting $36 in this one, $20 on this one, and that's more than I got on any blog post I made for five years online.

Jake:

Yes, I've tried to be very outgoing in the community. The Minnow Support Project was a great thing for me to find early on in my Steemit career. I've tried to be very active in the chat networks like Discord.

A lot of people have communities on Discord now for Steemit and so I've tried to join those to chat and network with different people, and I think that's a great thing for newer users to do when they join Steemit, to try to be out in the community, and networking with people outside of just the comments and things like that on the platform.

Jerry:

We are actually making this call on Discord now and if you want to get to the Minnow Support Project, it's http://minnowsupportproject.org/discord/.

I agree that Discord channels are great on Steem because while our blogs on Steem have these awesome comment features, it's pretty depressing if you don't have any followers and you make a post and not one person comments, which now, I haven't had that experience.

That's the average experience on Steem, and then the Discord service provides an instant way to interact and get answers to questions after we have made those first posts.

I'm very grateful that the Minnow Support Project is one of the leaders in helping new users actually get connected in the community.

Jake:

Yes, absolutely.

I know when I first joined I didn't know anything about either Steemit.chat or Discord or any of these other outside chat platforms, and it took me a couple of months really to get going and to have people finally start following my page and things like that, but then once I found the Discord servers that's when it all changed and it seemed like a lot more doors opened up for me.

I actually was talking to more people, I started doing this radio show and things like that, and trying to do what I can to not only promote my blog, but to help other people in the community as well, and that's one of the great things about Steem and Steemit, it's very community oriented, it seems like or at least that's my opinion on it.

Bianca:

Yes, that was the same for me as well when I joined 19 months ago. The first year, I didn't connect outside the Steemit Channel and the moment I started to join Discord and Minnow Support is when everything changed and took a trip for the better.

Jake:

Now Jerry, outside of your blogging on Steem, and I know you have become very active on Steemit as far as promoting the platform and other projects like that, do you want to talk about some of the different projects that you have worked on or are working on?

Jerry:

Yes, that's my favorite subject. I'd love to talk more about that.

Jake:

Go right ahead.

Jerry:

The most recent project I'm excited about, because it has the opportunity to add massive value to existing projects in terms of funding and in terms of just knowing there is a funding mechanism, in terms of giving investors a consistent return back and in terms of getting posts promoted, what I'm really excited about is the Steem Budget Proposal System that we have just launched within the last few days.

I say, "We" because while I've posted it and thought about it, and kind of taken a lead on it, this is a collaborative effort that requires all of us to participate in.

If we have heard of Dash as a cryptocurrency, it has a decentralized Budget Proposal System. That's what got me to invest in it and it essentially funds projects that add value to Dash. Now, it has a beautiful built-in decentralized system where anyone can submit a proposal in the Blockchain itself, based on the votes Dash decides what gets funded.

I suggested building the same thing on Steem, and while there's huge popular support the people who could actually implement it said it's not the right implementation, which I've come to agree with because we now have an implementation where anyone can essentially participate.

I have a voting bot now on my account. This is a several part system. I will explain all of it so it makes sense as quickly as possible.

I've got a voting bot on my account now. My account only votes when receiving Steem Dollar transfers to my wallet with a URL for a post to promote. That currently is about $2,000 equivalent a day in voting power.

In other words, that's the number of US dollars worth of bids that can be accepted a day and that's what would be paid back out in votes.

Realistically users wouldn't want to send more than a thousand or so to get a good return on the investment.

There's a bunch of voting bots on Steem.

The Jerry Banfield one pays those users delegating to it 50% back because that's how we have $222 in vote value, that's from the amount of Steem that's powered up and delegated. That's where that comes from and that enables us to get more funding. The more investors we have who delegate Steem Power, the more total funding and voting power there is, which is better for those voting.

Half of the rewards go back to delegators and the other half of all the bids received for the voting bots, then go to fund projects on Steem. Now, this is really cool because right now it's very difficult to get funding above just making a post and getting upvotes. It's very difficult to get funding to do projects that promote the growth of Steem.

Yesterday, we just sent 366 Steem, which is about $700 to Steempunk.net. It's the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) on the Steem blockchain.

This is an app that has been in development for months, that is active in beta right now, that people are using and enjoying, and up until now it's been difficult to get funding for something like this without going through a rigorous process to try to ask Steemit Inc for funding, or without trying to just beg for upvotes essentially over and over again.

Within just 36 hours of starting this project, we have already sent $700 out worth of funding to fund the first project.

The main thing I've done on Steem in terms of promoting Steem, I've made a lot of videos about Steem, which including this, will go out as a video about Steem. I made tons of posts and I've done a lot of ads for Steem as well. About 20 million people or so around the world have seen ads on Facebook, Google through the Display Network in YouTube for Steem.

I've gone through every single funding mechanism that is available for this, anything from witness rewards to going through the Steemit Inc's budget or whatever they call that, "The Crowdfund and Marketing Protocol."

I've just done a bunch of begging for upvotes to fund what is an incredibly valuable activity for us in showing ads to promote Steem.

What I'm planning to do then, is to submit my own budget proposals and part of the funding through the budgets will go to fund advertising payments to Google and Facebook to advertise Steem. Basically, the more people we have on Steem, the more value we have as a platform. In my opinion, the cryptocurrency that's number one is the one that has the most wallets.

Bringing more people to Steem equals more wallets, equals more users, equals a bigger community, equals more interest and excitement, more investments and I believe someday the number one cryptocurrency will be Steem.

These are two of the projects I'm most excited about, just advertising Steem and funding ads for Steem, as well as hopefully over time thousands of other projects designed to grow the value of the Steem blockchain through this new Steem Budget Proposals system.

Jake:

Yes, and I find this really interesting that you are doing all of those things, and it's really amazing actually. If you are going to promote Steem like that, what is the thing you would tell someone on the street as to why they should join Steemit?

What would you say to them if somebody came up to you and you had a Steemit T-shirt on or something, and they said, "Well, what is that?"

How would you get those people to be interested in Steemit?

Jerry:

Jake, that's an outstanding question because the answer is relevant to what each of us specifically wants to both contribute and is looking to get out of it in return.

Therefore, we really need to get to know each other before we can provide the best answer.

For someone who is active on Facebook, making posts every day, having great conversations in Facebook groups, for that person I say that Steem is 10 times better than Facebook because all that time and energy we spend pouring our hearts out into Facebook posts, making pictures of our lives on Facebook or Instagram, we don't get any return out of that, not in terms of money, but we are helping someone else make money.

All of the time we spend on Facebook making these posts, we are helping Facebook to grow its net worth as a company. Some people will say, "Well, social media shouldn't be about money."

Social media is all about money. It's just all about money for the company hosting it. It's all about money for Facebook, and Steem gives each of us the chance to earn at least in some ratio of what we contribute.

Now, you can argue whether should certain people get certain amounts on each Steemit post, the fact is that the biggest difference is 0 to 1. You get nothing on Facebook for posting unless you often work out awkward arrangements. You know, you post this and I will give you money. It's possible, but Facebook itself gives nothing.

The Steem blockchain consistently rewards authors making a valuable contribution with at least something, even if it's just one cent. Mentally that's a huge difference between zero.

I've gotten incredibly generous rewards.

The rewards I've got on Steem in seven months of posting and doing just hours and hours of Steem are probably worth a hundred thousand dollars today.

In order to make that much money on Facebook or any other method of blogging would have required essentially a lot of compromising, promoting a bunch of other brands that I may or may not have cared about.

Steem allows us to connect more honestly without having to then spend the rest of our energy trying to make money. We can just make a little bit for our contribution, and that's really good for the entire world.

What I love about Steem is that we have the chance to just join and help each other earn a little bit of money for sharing, and that's way better than what's going on with the other social media networks.

Now, then, there are more specific things like for an investor, I'd say that Steem is the one cryptocurrency that has, in everything, in the seeds, the foundation, the opportunity to grow into one that's bigger than Bitcoin.

I don't see, and maybe it's from ignorance, these other currencies have a chance for mass adoption. Steem does because of what we have just talked about. Anyone whether we are in New York, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, Japan or Korea, wherever we are at, we can join in on Steem and have a chance to earn rewards immediately with no investment needed.

Meanwhile 99% of the other cryptocurrencies, it's fairly pointless to do anything without having money, and that excludes 99% of the world from being able to participate.

I've set this Budget Proposal System up to be one of the best deals for an investor on Steem. You say you want to put in a hundred thousand Steem and just have it be totally passive income, so buy the Steem, delegate it to the budget proposals, know your funding growth projects, get your consistent return every day.

That's a very simple system there, and then finally for those of us that are interested in developing apps and innovation, blogging, YouTubing, etcetera, Steem provides an outstanding place for a community to be centered, and that's what I've found on Steem.

I'm grateful and amazed to have 18,000 followers on Steem. I'm honored that this is a place where I can finally just keep contributing and directly get something for it without allowing advertisers to put ads on my videos, that then disturb my audience right when they are about to watch my videos, without having to compromise my integrity like taking offers from ICOs and to promote things.

On Steem, I can just do whatever will be most helpful each day and build a community here. I think Steem is the ideal place for those of us that already have a community, to center our community in Steem, and then to have other things like YouTube or Facebook pages or whatever, but Steem is the foundation of my community online now and it's been very frustrating in years of working full-time online to find a center for my community because every other center, we face the centralized regulation.

I can get my Facebook page taken down arbitrarily for no reason. My channel on YouTube can be de-monetized arbitrarily for no reason. Videos can be taken down for no valid reason, as well as valid reasons.

On Udemy I had hundreds of thousands of students, they banned me for a reason that according to their own Terms and Conditions was incorrect, and I keep having these centers in my community that then run into centralized regulation either directly like a Udemy ban or indirectly with YouTube demonetizing videos who are just bothering my audience with ads.

Facebook then is full of distractions, it's full of ads. Steem is one place I can say, "Look, follow me on Steem and we can have a pure interaction on Steem, and you might even profit from being in on Steem."

Whereas following me on YouTube or Facebook requires seeing ads = paid spam or Udemy, you had to pay to get in, but on Steem, it's just way better than anything else I've seen.

Jake:

I must agree and, of course, this is all just our opinion. Always do your own research, that sort of thing, but we both have had positive experiences with using Steem and Steemit, and I know my co-host @poeticsnake would also agree. She's had a positive experience with it and it's just different from the other social media.

The way I say it to people, it's just different, it's not the same, it's a different culture, it's more community-based. It seems like people are more open to helping each other on Steem. That sort of thing, at least from my experience and in my opinion.

So, yes, it's great to see people going out there and trying to show this to people out into the real world through the things you are doing like the advertising, and then I've seen other people on Steemit who are actually going out and holding events, promotional events in public and at universities, and places like that.

That's really cool to see people doing that.

It would be great to see more people experiencing this because we are all really enjoying it.

@poeticsnake, are you still there with me?

Bianca:

Yes, I'm here and I've been listening with my ears wide open.

Jake:

We are going to ask you a few more questions here, Jerry.

What are some things you have planned for the future coming up here?

Other projects you are working on or that you have in mind maybe?

Jerry:

What I'd really like to see for Steem is a direct user to user exchange system setup on Steem in US dollars, or other fiat currencies like euros, pounds, etcetera.

I've been mentioning to investors, "Hey, look, Steem is really good. It's awesome," and I had a guy in a local meet-up the other day who said, "Okay, Jerry. I've been following you online. I really want to buy into Steem. I got $75,000 ready to buy in. How do I do that?"

Then, I'm sitting with them, "Well, okay. You need to sign up for a Coinbase account and connect your bank account, then you need to buy Bitcoin, Litecoin or Ethereum, and then you need to exchange through something like Bittrex, Changelly or BlockTrades. Then you need to sign up for your Steem account, you got to exchange the Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum for Steem, and then you need to get the Steem over there into your account and then power it up."

Why can't you just take your $75,000 and go to one place and change that straight for Steem?

That's what we really need, and now Steem will have this built in by some of the largest exchanges going forward.

Coinbase will certainly add Steem in the future. Bitstamp.net and/or some of these other websites, I don't know which in particular, but one will certainly add that US dollars to Steem direct.

But for now, I think it'd be relatively easy to build a US dollar Steem exchange that's directly between users because on Steem we have got higher trust profiles. If you got one Bitcoin wallet, you have a user with another Bitcoin wallet, it's not very easy to differentiate who's trustworthy versus who's not.

I've recently sold thousands of dollars of Steem to one of my partners in my Partners Discord chat. He sent me the money on PayPal and I sent him the Steem, and that's really easy.

That's great because I've got some I want to sell and he wants to buy some. This is a really easy system. What I'd really like to see is that made available for everyone.

Now, of course, we can just do that with our existing community. I can reach out, I can make a post and say, "Hey, I got $500 of Steem to sell every day. Here's how to send it to me on PayPal."

But what about someone just joining who is new and found it on Google search that wants to buy in?

What I'd like to see is something that will look like an exchange, but the functionality will be more like a messaging service. We could build something where we don't need any licenses or regulations because that'd be up to individual users to deal with. We could have a place where someone says, "Okay, I got 75,000 US dollars. I want to turn that into Steem."

You could say, "Good. Just go to Steemj.com," for example, it's not up yet, but that's the idea, to build something where you just go there, then make some smaller transactions, and then just consistently buy-in more and more, use one place to just change US dollars directly to Steem without having to sign up for a Coinbase account, and then use another exchange to make it.

One of the things that motivated me to do my Budget Proposal System is that we need a decentralized method of funding where we can just make proposals and build things without having to get approval from existing investors or from Steemit Inc.

We need a system where we can just work together and fund projects like this, because some of these projects like to build a decentralized exchange might only cost $10,000, and yet it might add massive value to the Steem blockchain.

Right now, there's no easy way up until this Steem Budget Proposals system. There's no easy way to get that $10,000, but with this Budget Proposals system, now we can fund any kind of projects like that.

That's all of my projects right there: the budget proposals, the ads, and then as the Budget Proposals system develops, working on building that decentralized exchange.

Bianca:

Can you hear me now?

Jake:

Yes, go right ahead and ask your question.

Bianca:

I was wondering if the budget proposal would be interesting for the little investors as well?

Like the new members here, if they don't have a lot of Steem Power to delegate, would it still be interesting for them to get involved?

Jerry:

Absolutely, assuming you have got at least 500 Steem Power, which is about $1,000 worth today.

For example, @dehenne has delegated 600 Steem Power and in the first 36 hours, he got a payout of 1.54 Steem, which is equivalent to about $3.21. That's about $2 in a day and I think that's a pretty sweet payout to essentially, if you have got a thousand dollars' worth of Steem, to get pretty much $2 a day in passive income by delegating it.

I've limited it to 500 Steem a day at a minimum because all these transactions, for now, have to be sent manually. If I accept 10,000 delegations of 10 Steem Power, that would take a long time to send them out. This is optimized for both small and larger investments.

Jake:

All right, that's awesome, and again everybody, we are, of course, visiting with @jerrybanfield here on the @ma1neEvent Interview Show and also this is airing on Jerry's channel as well.

Final words


Thank you for reading this blog post which is part 1 of the radio show and was originally filmed as the video below.

If you found this post helpful on Steem, would you please upvote it and follow me because you will then be able to see more posts like this in your home feed?

Love,

Jerry Banfield with edits by @gmichelbkk on the transcript from @deniskj

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One of the best thing about steemit is that I am getting the value I want and I am sharing the value I want mainly about cryptocurrencies. The minnow support project was the first one that I joined and I am still in it. That is actually wonderful for newbies and helping them. Jerry you are doing great here and I wish you more success.

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Thank you Umair!

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You are welcome.
I am also making better post now on crypto trading but looking at your posts blows my mind.

Great discussion! And definitely agree that Steemit needs to get some actual analytics set up!

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I love this and upvote it now if you please upvote

We all need support to thrive, that's why it is called social media. PEace !!

Thanks again Jerry for being on the show!
If anyone would like to support the show and hear the full interview, you can check out my Steemit post below :

https://steemit.com/msp-waves/@ma1neevent/ma1neevent-interviews-show-recap-papa-pepper-join-us-live-and-a-then-a-chat-with-jerrybanfield-too

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@ma1neevent thank you for inviting me for the interview it was a pleasure recording it!

Thank you so much for shining this spotlight on the @MinnowSupport Project, @jerrybanfield! I listened to this interview during @ma1neevent's radio show this past Wednesday! Needless to say, the audience was quite surprised and very excited to be hearing from you on the show!

I really do believe that MSP is the place for all new Steemians to drop into when they first start out. Not only will they get the full support of the community by making their first friends on the platform, they will also be guided to the proper etiquette on Steem and be taught the right ways of conducting themselves on the platform, which means less "nice post, follow me please" type of comments on people's posts.

I myself would never have achieved the kind of success that I've experienced on Steem so far, if I had never found my way to the @MinnowSupport Project. I've been on the platform for 11 weeks now and I have a decent following of 560 as of today, and my account value is pretty nice as well.

I've made so many cool friends and have even graduated from being a basic member of MSP, to Greeter status as well as Delegator (did I mention I really believe in MSP? lol), AND I recently started my own EDM radio show on @MSP-Waves, The Dancing Dreamers with DJ Damashii!

I hope this helps to convince your readers to come join us over at the Minnow Support Project. Any interested folks can find a direct invite to the PALnet Discord server which hosts the @MinnowSupport Project by clicking here.

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@rodeo670 thank you very much for sharing us how the MSP has helped you here!

Well done jerry , keep it up the good work. thank you.

MSP is great! Iv'e been checking out the discord server and everyone's been so helpful in there. so many ways to support us minnows! Thanks for sharing =)

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I liked the interview, MSP is a great project and I'm glad you promote it. All the best for you, Jerry!

It was a pleasure talking to you!
Thank you for being on the show with us!
Have a good day and merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas @poeticsnake and thank you for doing the show with us! Reviewing your experience on Steem was inspiring!

really pretty cool guy you are!!
I'm also a minnow. so @jerrybanfield help me to be a whale...it's completely your generosity to me and I'm very grateful to you.thanks

Excellent research work, @jerrybanfield, you are a role model. Thank you for always sharing.

I also think that better analytics would improve the way we blog. Knowing who is viewing our posts and when will definitely help us to create more targeted content, and maybe even better content.

Jerry A few days ago I found you on youtube and started to watch your content . Your energy and quirkiness made me start watching as much as I can of all you content, there is so much to learn. I just got my new steem account approved last night and you are the first person that I'm following, I hope this is going to be a very successful journey, thank you for everything that you do for the steem community. Regards Yehudah

@jerrybanfield it has been nice reading your posts over time.

Since its Christmas season a little greeting from me :)
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@jerrybanfield Thanx Jerry for another great post. Very informative. I just joined discord this week, and met great people. Still learning something everyday :) and looking forward to seeing this platform and myself growing. Steem all the way. Best wishes, and Merry Christmas.

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Merry Christmas Nora thank you for hanging out in our discord channel!

Hello
I would like to thank you JerryBanfield. Your video popped up on a YT comercial talking about Steemit.

I am independent Journalist that has been reporting on the Ukraine War, in anti Kiev- "Rebel" DPR/LPR territory for last almost 4 years( no other Western Journalist has been reporting here as long as me).
I have just been on Steemit for 6 days. I am loving it so far. I am happy to be the first (as far as I can tell) independent War correspondent on Steemit and Dtube. Steemit seems like a great platform with alot of potential to help spread the word on the what is really happening in the Ukraine War & show the War crimes that have been happening in Donbass. The idea of people really help others with upvotes is amazing. I am happy to bring the breaking news on the Ukraine War to the community. I just need to get a following so any help you could give me to spread my reports I would appreciate. Thanks

Hit me up if you want to chat

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voted for u as a witness @jerrybanfield hope it helps :)

Stay together, grow together, together we will build ,.. everything is build on relationship!
Have a Merry XMAS with your family and friends!

How to support Social media with true with friends. By the way your you tube videos are awesome .

Thank for your support so far I believe minnow will benefit if they leverage this.

Wow Jerry, what an effort you put in this looong post. I am not totally through it, but wanted to say thanks for sharing - it is super useful and interesting! Just found out about STEEMAUTO and you are on my list now!

I just joined the chat hope to get to know you better

I'm a beginner so the Minnow Support Project is what was required. I will resteem this since I have an inclination we will have an immense rush of amateurs.

Lovely post dear. The steem chat is an amazing group to meet friends, ask questions and make progress in the system, it actually work for me. Thanks for sharing

great...........
go on

@resteemed

first, merry christmas.
it's a very informative post. i learned a lot from this post. thanks for posting. it will really help us. thanks again. and the video is great.

Minnowsupport bot helped me to earn money with so low price . Now, your bit project is helping me to earn more money and Steem Power ! Thanks @jerrybanfield

Hey @Jerrybanfierld i think this might be about you - "the guy with the funny hat"... https://steemit.com/philosophy/@meno/have-you-helped-a-minnow-today

Dear @jerrybanfield I just upvote for you as a witness, I think you will be a good one.

@jerrybanfield I'm a newbie so the Minnow Support Project is what was needed. I will resteem this because I have a feeling we're going to have a huge wave of newbies.

Best

A minnow I am - and proud to be. Thanks for the info...

Congratulations @jerrybanfield!
Your post was mentioned in the hit parade in the following category:

  • Upvotes - Ranked 4 with 615 upvotes

I hope this helps to convince your readers to come join us over at the Minnow Support Project. Any interested folks can find a direct invite to the PALnet Discord server which hosts the @MinnowSupport Project by clicking here. i support your program and i sharing your post.Thank you jerry

Good explanation for the minnows ...

Excellent job, the project has help a lot of newbies to get started smoothly on Steemit

amazing work done by @jerrybanfield. I really appreciate your work. you are doing a good job.

I really agree with you incredible social media steemit, we can write anything the same as other social media but here we can generate very extraordinary income ..
I am new in steemit and I know from my closest relatives who have already joined in this great community after they suggest to join I am interested because here we are able to express ourselves while making money ...
Thanks.. very useful post and can add spirit to keep fighting in steemit I hope we can join together to help each other with each other @jerrybanfield

I am not familiar with discord?? Will have to research that. I am not getting many views or upvotes. I have tried the boosters and they seem like a waste of money. Smaller channels are getting lots of upvotes with similar content so I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Keep the vids and info coming, I need the inspiration.

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@tesscooks4u thank you for sharing what you see today! The voting bots when used profitably at https://s3.amazonaws.com/yabapmatt/bottracker/bottracker.html are a great way to get attention both for better and worse. The ideal way to build an audience is with Google search which tends to take a long time! We often have to contribute purely out of the joy of doing it for a while before getting much in rewards. I blogged online for 5 years with almost no positive reinforcement or earnings prior to joining Steem.

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Thanks so much Jerry. That link to the chart is what I needed. Greatly appreciated. I have been marketing and building for 4 years. It is a labor of love....and I am loving it. Moments of frustration along the way. Thanks again and Happy Holidays.

Well, I only have 27 Steem Power. So I guess this post ain't for me.

Wonderful interview! A lot of appreciation goes to folks like you, who are interested promoting this platform and assisting those of us new here. Good job. Would have delegated my steem power if I had! But keep the good work.

Love your work Jerry, and don't let the knockers get you down.

Thanks a million @Jerrybanfield. I've found your YouTube channel most valuable. I discovered today and I've started learning as fast as I can. Thank you for your time and commitment in creating amazing contents on this platform and many others. I'm a great fan. Cheers!

This Steem budget proposal project sounds great, it open a lot of doors in terms of growth.
Sorry but I don't feel comfortable discord or steemchat. I don't want to open another website to chat with people and I don't want to search for people in order to chat with them. I wish there was something more direct.

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@sandrina.life thank you for explaining that you prefer to avoid the other chats because I think many of us feel this way but have not said it! Fortunately the comments here are good for interacting also!

Great work you are doing here Jerry!

that's a great lot of info and thanks for putting this into a manuscript!

I'm in a project and it does help in a way but one thing we must always remember is - we have to create in order to be creative!
By that I mean that we must do in order to succeed. No project will make you a whale. It's done by a hard and consistent work.

Thanks for being here for us! Have success be in your way!

It seems like a lot of the larger content producers make more based on being early adopters which i appreciate but at the same time it's nice to see such in depth post for new steemit users who are new to the platform.

I am new to the platform and new to the crypto currency thing, i also like the fact your sharing what you do know in a simple to understand way to assist novice users.

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The great thing about what you just said, is that we are all still early adopters right now, so it's not too late for you to start producing quality content that will take off in due time. 2018 is going to be a big year for Steem, and the more you really try to grow on the platform before it sees more widespread adoption, the better off you will be once the masses truly flood in Steem becomes as much of a household name as Bitcoin.

Mind changing interview.
I have 100+ blog posts and google adsense earning is $.30 daily. I am pretty sure if i post that kind of interesting posts on Steemit, i could get $$$.
But i am not too late. Let's work hard.

I really like about your post, good post. and I will resteem your post.

Every bit of information in there is worth sharing with minnows, I encourage everyone to resteem this post.

I have one question, I want to create a Facebook advertisement for Steemit, can you give me some instructions?

I’m just getting started on here, your information is priceless! Thanks Jerry!

steem itself will have a massive value over bitcoin on the near future because of its structure, system, and complexity

Thank you so much Jerry for all of your helpful info! I found you on youtube and have learned 99% of what I know about steemit from you! I even made a post thanking you! I was so happy for a breakthrough I had to express it publically. It's kind of sad no one pays attention to me but hey, that will change. Like anything I just need to hang in there and keep learning. Best wishes to a great guy! I love your Christmas picture, it made me happy to see you are in a loving family. God bless! Sara

Thank you for this post I am still learning.