Results from Live Upvoting $1,600 in Steem Power and SBD!

in minnowsupport •  2 years ago

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Two days ago, hundreds of Steemit users collectively received $1,600+ in an hour because I made 150 upvotes starting at 100% voting power on 80.7 mv during my live stream on YouTube and Facebook as seen below! What did I learn? How did viewers respond? What opportunities are there to repeat this type of event? Which posts did I upvote and in what order? Will you read this report for answers to these questions and more?

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#1 Takeaway

The number one thing I learned out of this was the necessity in having help finding the very most undervalued new posts on Steemit. It took me hours of research looking through just the comments on my post at where I asked readers like you to share your posts with me for upvoting. Most of the posts I upvoted came from comments posted there with the challenge being the time required to read each post. My current top limitation is time because I have more opportunities than I know what to do with. While this might sound like a good thing at first, it makes me nearly completely ineffective at doing the most ordinary things like just being able to find great posts on Steemit.

Next Step
After this post, I am planning in my next post to offer suggestions for the exact types of posts I want to read that will help me the most because after the live upvoting, it is clear I need to focus my upvotes on the posts that most are useful specifically to me. One suggestion will be to search Steemit for the most undervalued and helpful posts on Steemit. Making a great list of those will allow me quickly to upvote the original post and some of the posts included. @acidyo is already working on this as I showed in the video and upvoted in this post with his Operation Curation Delegation as explained at With a huge responsibility as a Steem whale to make my upvotes count, I see that I need a lot of help from those without much voting power and that have a lot of free time.

Another set of suggestions in the next post will feature topics I would love to research on my own that I will never make time for and that readers might love working on. For example, which out of the top 1000 Steem Power whales are easiest to get a vote from because they have a small amount of followers and make few posts but do interact on the posts they make? Give me about ten hours and I could come up with a list probably of 50 or so Steem whales to start building a relationship with today. My hope is that these topics are also really helpful for anyone that reads them!

Saving Voting Power

As the power of my vote continued to drop, it felt like I would probably be better off just voting down to a maximum of 60% or 70% each day to make sure my voting power never overflowed and wasted recharge at 100% and that every one of my votes contributed the most. Voting from 100% down to 3.5% means I have days still of reloading my voting power to even be able to do $10 on my own posts when at 100% I do $33. For voting out the most rewards, it seems staying in the 60% to 100% range is ideal practically in case a day is missed on Steemit to not ever let the vote sit unused at 100% and to keep in the higher end of the voting range. Whenever I have future plans that I believe will prevent me from using Steemit much for a few days, I likely will do more live streams voting all my power out.

Live Upvoting for Marketing

For anyone with a few thousand Steem power, doing a live upvoting is one of the best marketing tools I know of because it technically is not a giveaway or a contest meaning I see no need for following any of the rules related to those because you are just using Steemit. There is none of your own money involved making it the perfect opportunity for generously giving without any real expense! Any viewers that are not on Steemit are likely to be motivated to join and want to participate.

Earn with YouTube Superchat!

YouTube superchat allows viewers to pay to have their comment stand out among others and stay onscreen for around a minute for every $1 donated. I earned almost $100 in donations from YouTube superchat which is the best ever out of doing hundreds of live streams! People donated to make sure I upvoted their posts which is ideal because I did not have to spend any money to give them more in upvotes than they gave me in donations! For example, a two viewers gave $20 resulting in me following them and upvoting their posts for $30 to $40 each! Others gave $5 and received $10 to $20 in upvotes. Live YouTube Steemit upvoting is ideal for combining with donations, adding new followers, and upvotes. More YouTubers are certain to start following this format for future giveaways instead of the awkward and scammy systems frequently used now which can lead to videos getting flagged and even accounts getting suspended!

Which posts did I upvote?

Here is the list of posts I researched for hours to find prior to the live stream and voted on by the authors that wrote them in the order I voted on them with a few YouTube superchats coming in the middle!

  1. You never know what life is going to throw at you! @aarellanes
  2. Can Steemit overtake Reddit? @jo3potato
  3. The difficulty of staying on track @jordanarsenault
  4. Raw Vegan Grocery Shopping -- Organic vs. Non-Organic? GMO vs. Non-GMO? @robertgenito
  5. Is It Ethical To Eat Meat? @trafalgar
  6. CANCER can be healed without chemotherapy - Correct nutrition, lifestyle changes, detox and environmental changes are required. @ura-soul
  7. Operation Curation Delegation - Update on changes and a Community Poll! @acidyo
  8. Travel with me #70 : The Dig at the lost city of Atlantis ! @sweetsssj
  9. The Top 5 Reasons You Will Fail Miserably On Steemit: (Or How To Rock Your Rewards Like A Pro) @rok-sivante
  10. D5 - What is the Block Chain in 5 Minutes @starkerz
  11. Steemit Upvotes For Tipping in Real Life @gigafart
  12. We need a steem word for upvoting 100%, any ideas? @inventor16
  13. [SUCCESSFUL] Steemit accelerator in Agra, India! @therv
  14. EOS vs. Ethereum for Dummies! @trogdor
  15. The European STEEM VAN and the Creative Retreat Dream Project - SHOW YOUR SUPPORT [1/250] @teamhumble
  16. Inside the Mind of a Reluctant Cam Girl, and How Steemit Could Change My Life @jessandthesea
  17. The 12 Stages Of Posting On Steemit - (Told In GIFs) @walkingkeys
  18. Steemit 2 Million More Website Hits In May @newmarket65
  20. 3 Ways to gain interest from your Bitcoin holdings in the upcoming 20 days @coinlend
  21. Ethereum is over $300! Would you have liked to buy in when it was $3? NOW YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO DO SO! @cryptocentral
  22. "The Power of Steem" : Help us teach Cyprus about Steemit! @deimus
  23. HOW TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE @restlesswanderer
  24. How To Succeed on STEEMIT - Quick Guide For Everyone ! @jigarparmar519
  25. Dear Mom and Dad, I'm Sorry I Tried To Kill Myself 18 Years Ago, And I'm Sorry I Neglected To Assure You It Would Never Happen Again. @jessandthesea
  26. Why To "Never Give Up" My Journey And How To Make Yours As Hopeful As Mine. @surprisebit
  27. Theres only one person you should compare yourself to!! Stay postive, work hard and you will succeed. @oliverjryan
  28. Giveaway as a Token Distribution strategy @furion
  29. First FREE Steemit Promotional Summer T-Shirt @nixthehammer
  30. SteemB — A Simple and Incredible 'Steem Mining' Principle @aircoin
  31. Vlog #36: Thoughts on Steemprice and a question about Rewards vs Votingpower. @exyle
  32. Insanely HIGH Bitcoin fee! - HELP?? @slayerkm
  33. What advancements in crypto-mining hardware would YOU deem necessary/advised given the current state of it...? @geodesix
  34. A Million Dollars Worth of Dirt @tishyaoedit
  35. How to draw a 'Still life' step by step - Cómo dibujar un Bodegón paso a paso. @aneblueberry
  36. "It's never too late to start over" -Alex Elle @lgfurmanczyk
  37. Happy anniversary parents @avikal
  38. (LWC) ✪ STEEM PRICE ANALYSIS & Why STEEMIT Will Become a Monster! ✪ [Blog #2 - 24th June, 2017] *REPOST/UPDATE @lifewithcrypto
  39. My Favorite Steemit Apps : Steemit Board @deanlogic
  40. It WORKS !! Just bought BITCOIN with MOBILE CREDITS on COINGATE!! Prepaid, postpaid ! @cryptomonitor
    1. I made this! My very own wristwatch, proud of myself (Lancia Delta Integrale EVO) @watchesdaily
  41. 14 Day Facebook Detox - Part 1 @eco-alex
  42. My plans for turning 2 hours per week writing Steemit articles to $15,600 in 1 year- super part time! @linniek
  43. “How Machine Learning and Block-Chain Crypto currency Will Empower The People ” @roydellclarke
  44. How much are you worth? @therightduke
  45. Cake, chocolate, sugar, spice and all that's nice. Story of Me @freetissues
  46. A piece of paper BIGGER than the UNIVERSE! @mystifact
  47. Yesterday I posted my latest naked baking video. Today I am posting my first! #progress @nakedbakers
  48. To be different is Good @survivebubble
  49. Complete NICEHASH miner setup tutorial and explanation. @edolo
  50. Introduction. Moderator of the Biggest Charitable NGO on Steemit and Humanitarian Emergency Response Professional @dinoo
  51. Are You Ready to Bring Charity to Blockchain? Hello, This is ADRA Germany Calling! Member of a Global NGO Network @adra
  52. 8 common mistakes people continue to make in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and other Altcoins @daudimitch
  54. The Secret King of Pop Music @cybersphere

Why did I upvote those posts?

The first four posts were the best I could find out of my closest friends. I hope to help motivate them to do their best work on Steemit because three of them are just getting started and the fourth invited me to join Steemit! Next, I voted up posts by those top whales consistently voting up my posts because they have helped me a lot and I chose their best new posts to vote up to return the favor! Then, I voted up the very best posts I could find that were undervalued or written by new authors or requested on my post announcing the event. Finally, I voted up many comments on my recent posts to give back to those most consistently following and commenting.

What went wrong?

My workflow for this showed a lot of opportunities for improvement. I read through hundreds of comments to prepare many of which were great but most of which I did not upvote because I was saving my voting power for the event. Thus far when reading comments I have upvoted most to show I read them and I want to continue doing that even if it is a 1% upvote which is a lot better than nothing! At the end of the video I then just voted up a ton of comments like "Hi" or "You're awesome" for often more than $5 which made viewers happy but is not sustainable going forward to offer the best value.

How did viewers respond?

So far this video has been one of the most enjoyed live stream I have done out of many recent events. More donations came in than the last six months combined and the excitement level was high. Thousands even watched after the event was over and hundreds of new followers joined on Steemit. Fortunately I think almost anyone willing to invest in some Steem Power could repeat this type of event with similar results!

When is the next one?

For now I am not planning another event exactly like this one because I instead will be focusing on showing which posts I upvote and continuing to make more tutorials. If a few Steemians start making me outstanding posts with lists of the most undervalued authors and content on Steemit, then I may do a live event with some of their lists of posts. This event took way to look to setup and if I am going to have more, they have got to be easier to execute. While it might look like I work hard, I actually demand that most everything I do be really easy because that is what empowers me to be of greater service. Usually life being easy requires a lot of help and I am thinking I will do future events showing voting from 100% to 60% on lists of posts prepared by others along with a few I handpick.

Thank you for reading this report and I hope it was useful! If you would like me to write more posts like this or posts specifically to meet your needs, would you please upvote this post and/or provide comments here with suggestions for future posts because our generous rewards here motivate me to make Steemit my #1 priority?

Jerry Banfield

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Sometimes, this sounds too good to be true, but then when you learn where the money is coming from, it becomes easier to understand.
Still, I think Steemit should fix this as the return is so high right now and this might crash the price of STEEM


Damn you! Your upvote on yourself is more powerful than my upvote on myself! hahahaha. Well played sir....:)


It does not really feel good to do it but if its allowed and possible then why not ;)


Exactly!!!! hahaha I agree :)


Thanks for the great steem content as usual Jerry!


@jerrybanfield is a great guy, i have bought many of his course on Udemy

here's what I've noticed. When you're a minnow, and you're upvoting a post like this...chances are, your comment will never get seen when there's 100's of them. I've seen it happen way too often where someone like @jerrybanfield or @sweetsssj (not their own fault) will get hundreds of responses to a post, and not have the time to look at everyone, so they'll just be upvoting and commenting on the first 10-20, etc, and never have time to get down to see the comments from the users who need it the most. If I didn't up vote my own post (which I'm going to do to prove my point), no one would ever see this comment! I think it's totally acceptable when you're a minnow and growing, up until a certain point, to up vote your comments and posts at 100% to grow!


Exactly, I like to also sort by "AGE" which helps me see all the comments to their respective times. *As a side note to @jerrybanfield I sent that first $10 Super Chat that got the ball rolling on your influx of super chats, that was too funny. I appreciate your upvotes!


this is so tru.


your right alway the top get the biggies.


I agree 💯 % Im new to this community and I noticed that my post really where not getting noticed. So my new strategy is to reply to first post with the most votes and is trending so my chances of getting my opinion out are greater. Well hope the newbies like me learn to reply to the top post until they build up their reputation!


One option every minnow has to get their comment noticed is to send 2 Steem Backed Dollars (SBD) or 2 Steem to @randowhale with the comment hyperlink in the memo field (this link can be found by checking the address bar of your comment after you open it from your comment feed), for a chance at a decent whale up-vote (between 0.5% and 2.5% whale up-vote, which can be over a $5 up-vote).

More on this here.


really good example queeneleanor, I do try my absolute best to reply to everybody who takes their time to comment, but like you said, it can get a little bit overwhelming when there are hundreds of comments to read and then reply to. I usually dedicate at least an hour or two right after posting to reply. Usually everybody who replies in those first 2 hours I'll manage to reply to. But then, afterwards the comments continue piling up and then it really does come down to visibility which is why I think it's perfectly fine to upvote your comment up to increase the chance of it being seen. That's the attention economy right there!

nice of you jerry :)

Absolutely amazing you can do this ! :D

This was a great initiative Jerry.. and yes it did flop a little bit, but even still it was a great show and you helped a lot of people, including me! THank yoU! As you have already said, you didnt manage to find good posts yourself due to the amount of time it take to really read them properly..

You're idea of getting help to find good content is a great idea. I'm SURE you can find a few supporters to help.. I would be happy to help you do this as im doing it anyway to try to upvote what I think is a good post..

I've got at least 7 of my own that are amazing! ok, hands up.. im biased!
Best of luck for round 2!

Thanks for voting up: at position 20!

The steemit community is profiting big time from your efforts!


Well done! Congrats for having your content promoted by @jerrybanfield!

Nice work!


Thank you!

Thanks Jerry, i appreciated your content and upvote :)

Lost this opportunity, will try to stay tuned to the next one. Thanks for sharing

Once again Killing it. 💣 💢 💯

You are one of the masters of Steemit! 🙌🏼🙌🏼... thanks for upvoting my post when on YouTube... it went easily over $100+ ... Bossman! 😎

@jerrybanfield your good energy fo our Steemit platform is overwhelming. Mucho Gracias

Wow amazing, too bad I couldn't join when you were upvoting. Would have been pretty nice!

awesome keep going steemers <3

Your setting a standard here Jerry and looking through the list of posts you upvoted there are plenty in there I will be reading.

That's awesome that you're helping out the minnows! Please upvote me when you get a chance! Thanks my vegan brother!

wow, that's one way to give back, props for doing that @jerrybanfield what are you planning long term? i know you invested like $17k originally into the platform are you in for years or do you even considering removing that? i know you sold the dash masternode i'm just interested in your future thinking of this blockchain over others.

Thanks Jerry! Now you have to let that Steem Power build back up!

Awesome a ALWAYS. The extent of your details and explanations are just extraordinary. I appreciate the time and effort you put into this.

Great result @jerrybanfield I couldn't watch the live stream but I did download the video on Monday and watched the entire show. I love the fact that you were able to upvote article of the viewers that send you some fiat currency during the show.

I have a question related to this. I have $160 in my PayPal account but I can't buy steem directly from PayPal, this is why I don't like PayPal as much anymore.

I was wondering if you would be willing to upvote my posts at an equavilant value. Please let me know if you are willing to help me. I don't mind sending you the $160 first because I trust you completely - your friend @bitcoinkings

Thanks for sharing the wealth brother!


hi please follow me and now i'm following you.

You are rocking indeed, thanks for helping the community.

Please checkout my blog on Indias Mensuration Man. Which is a true story.

@jerrybanfield, I sounds like a WIN-WIN. You helped a lot of new users get more excited about Steemit. But you are a smart businessman as well. You have a great understanding that this type of event draws in more people into your blog, which in the end is good for your business too.

As you provide services to others, both side win!


This comment is very accurate, @jerrybanfield is a smart enterpreneur and not much people understand what is he saying and why he does this amazing content for us lol, the WIN-WIN sounds equal for me. His method inspired me to create valuable content and embrace this platform as an artist, as an enterpreneur as a person who wants to live with freedom! #steemitwinwin

Thanks for upvoting our steemit accelerator post! :)
You are really generous towards the steemit community.
We all wish you luck with your work and future. @jerrybanfield

Your video has really help me a lot, right from facebook and youtube,just registered a steem account not quite long ago,hoping to to grab how the whole thing work,please kindly follow me @cryptohunt. i'll be glad.

I an't thank you enough for all the energy you've taking so far to explain how steem work,i have been following your youtube channel and facebook page as well,i'm overwhelm i must say,with your tutorial i have been able to open a steem account and put up an article,please kindly follow me back @cryptohunt ,check out my article as well thank you>>>>

The Steemit community thanks you ^_^

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

  • Upvotes - Ranked 7 with 444 upvotes
  • Comments - Ranked 10 with 138 comments

Really appreciate your content mate! Upvoted!

Lets do it Jerry, all for the team :)

Jerry I love your passion for steemit! Btw love the steemit course it's helping me a lot!

Thank you jerry you are so inspiring i watched the video on youtube and left my account on a comment but you didn't up voted me ;) have a nice day

Question? Jerry I watched your video on making 5% every 5 days. My Question is how many times do you vote in that 5 days or per day? I'm not sure I understand that.
Great video and I'm impressed with all the work you did.

Thank you so much.
You helped me a lot.

@jerrybanfield I tried to get this article out before you did your live upvoting show, but I had to pull a double shift three nights in a row and didn't finish writing it in time! Hopefully you can still show this article some upvoting love

Doesnt matter which social media Jerry is able to boost it and steemit is the one he likes the most! Should be telling for everyone.
Such a talent feels good to follow you!! thanks

Resteemed Jerry, thanks for your contributions to steem.

Thank you so much for taking your time to read all thse posts including mine. You are an inspiration for me. If I would earn enough later, I would do the same . Thank you so much again.

It's a nice platform to get socialize, give and take will go on if u started once .....just believe on seemit !!!

Just saw the video 😎😈

Amazing Stuff Jerry!!!! Thank you VERY much!!!

Wow hit me with an upvote anytime I think you might smile at a few of my posts! Thanks

Jerry should be Donald Trumps spokesperson, the world will be a better place!

This is why I follow you sir.. @jerrybanfield Just amazing!

Great post, great news ! I will share news that i got upvoted later today ! You could be next ! Please upvote my posts and i will follow and upvote yours ! Let's make us more happy !

Thanks for upvoting me!!

Thanks @jerrybanfield, you're a legend! Can't believe I actually made the list twice! (I do the graphics for the D5 videos - No 10)

There are a lot of minnows, like me, that put a lot of effort into our posts and it's really great to be appreciated.

Thanks also for the recommendation from @pandamama - she is even watching your university videos, and learning a lot, so thanks for that too!

I really love to see all your videos. I am here just because of one of your videos where you shared about steemit platform. Thanks a lot!!!

I am simple man.. when i see jerrybanfield's content i just hit vote up before reading it, because i am sure that the post is excellent as usual.

Thanks for your promo work on the Steemit platform, this really helps the minnows out a lot and inspires more users actively participate and grow the network.
Keep up the good work Jerry.

Hi Jerry, i voted you up, could please vote me up too? Thanks.

Amazing ! I told you Jerry is the best ☺

Awesome stuff! I will definitely be tuning in to the next live stream. Great to give back and share with the community. Amazing work @jerrybanfield

Wow, number 14 caught my eye that I went and read it, upvote and re-steamed it thanks to you.
The difference between etherium and eos for dummies was an excellent read.

For me I would love to see more crypto related stuff. Any arbitrage opportunities you come across etc...
It is great you are giving back to the community but your guide's and tips are worth most your effort.

Teach a man to fish and all that :)


I like how you think. There is definitely geographic arbitrage opportunities, especially in the region I am in. Let's talk on how to capitalize on it.

Can't believe your channel has grown up so fast .

Hi @jerrybanfield good to see you on air again. Hope you're doing well? Keep up the good work.

Thank you man for your posts, i saw your video add on fb, and you made me intrested, i would never know about of steemit without of you!

Well done for your kind gestures. I am yet to receive my own token 😁

@jerrybanfield, that SP voting power drains quick now. Looks like I will never recover. I will have to catch your video soon. Steem On and enjoy the bright light in the day sky.

Lost out on this opportunity but will be ready for the next one.

You're genius in your craft @jerrybanfield, I also love watching your youtube vids since 2015. Great you're here on steemit.

This is so awesome what you do for the community! You are really helping people out and using your voting power in the way it's supposed to be used. Thank you very much for motivating us new people.

How could I have missed this...
Good to see how #whalepower is used to help the little fish...


Thanks for this content

Hey Jerry, a nice idea for a post would be on how you think Steemit has the potential to make history and how that will to happen, including potential risks to the platform and whatnot. (that would be really helpful since you have a unique way of explaining things in a simplified manner)
Good stuff, been subscribed to you on YouTube for a while but I'm super excited now that you are focusing on Steemit and making it a priority! Keep up all the good content mate! 🙌

it is very nice to see you on youtube
and also today leave a comment first time,
here in korea, now many friends sign up everyday and posting
hope steemit will be next king of SNS
You had a good job.

i'm lovely
i already to follow you sir..
thank for about more information

Your You-tube videos brought me here and I see I will be learning a lot from you. Greetings from East Africa.

Hi @jerrybanfield and all other members can I have your ATTENTION.
My mission on Steemit is to share infirmation, help steem members and give money to Charity. I wrote about it in my first, #introducemyself blog.
Also, in next days and week I will try to write interesting content about every day life, motivation, cryptos, business...

Please consider following me and reading this:

Just enrolled on your STEEM Course on The University of Jerry Banfield. Keep up the great work!

You doing it great keep it up. Upvoted.

You are a superman insert superman gif here

Great stuff @jerrybanfield ! Not only do I love your content, you take the time, knowledge and energy to help the community benefit! Much love and success to you brother.

Nice Jerry, this was a cool upvote. Maybe I will be next time on your list =)

hello jerry, i am following you from Pakistan, there is a time difference due to which i have to wake up whole night just to follow your live feed. Will you please look up my profile as i have been posting some good stuff but not getting enough reward. will you upvote this comment to support me?

I missed this will you be doing it again? I need a mighty upvote to really get started on this site. It can be hard to get traction.

tho I am not one of the lucky guys, but let say congrats to those who are! and thank you for your great work man!

Thank you Jerry. I really appriciate it!

I was lucky enough to get in on the comment upvote action. You should do a less draining version of this more often. Maybe just drop 40% or something so that it doesn't take a full week to recover.

That's really kind of you.. please help new people like us too. Love to hear back

This is awesome one again...thanks @jerrybanfield

This is cool as hell man, I'm just sad I missed it. It's a rarity to see someone in an influential or powerful position on an online community lend a helping hand to the little guys. This just goes to show how great Steemit is, and has the potential to be. I'm going to be simultaneously proud and smug about being here so early on when it's all said and done. I don't know who you are, but I'm definitely following you. Keep up the good work!

I'm still a beginner, I'd like to read your list of the most interesting authors of Steemit!

I have seen a lot of your videos. Actually I found steemit when you promoted it. Thanks!

Congratulations I'm happy for you. I will follow you because you are an enthusiastic and positive person. Good job, thanks

Thank you very much for the upvote, I really appreciate it, I hope you go through some of recent blogs, if you like them, I would certainly love your upvote. Thanks once again

Thanks for sharing about this. Always interesting to learn more about what's going on on Steemit

great initiative by you to live upvoting

Awesome that you did that! You really have the ability to help smaller posters.