As a natural sharer, recruiter and optimist, I have been sharing the message and possibilities of Steemit with my network from day 1 of my involvement, almost a month ago.
I wanted to share some tips for how to encourage your community to make the move over to Steemit.
UNDERSTAND YOUR WHY
Nothing is achieved in this world unless we stay in close contact to our “why” or motivation with each action we take.
I believe that Steemit is a potential solution to many of the problems that creative thinkers are facing in today’s economic climate. As a musician, I lived through the wholesale destruction of our industry (from a financial perspective) with not very much solution-based thinking done to replace our previous sources of income.
While I have loved the democratizing result of streaming music, and the flattening of the power structure in my business, it is undeniable that musicians income on average has decreased and this makes it hard to sustain a creative life.
But this is obviously not just an amazing platform for musicians and artists, after all WE ARE ALL CONTENT CREATORS in one way or another. Every time we post a picture of our yummy breakfast on Instagram, we are creating free product for a company to “sell” to their advertisers.
Its time we start to monetize our involvement in social media.
These are just my personal reasons for belief in the platform. Know yours, and share them!
USE OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA TO SHARE ABOUT STEEMIT
This doesnt just mean sharing your Steemit posts on FB or Twitter. But share from your heart! Whatever time you have spent on FB or Twitter in the past is not in vain - these are now some of the primary bridges that people will discover Steemit through. On the same note, please do not flood peoples feed with one-note posts about Steemit being awesome. You will get ignored and lose credibility. Continue to be a value-adding content provider wherever you post. In time, more of your community will realize where the real party is happening!
SHARE YOUR MESSAGE WITH POSITIVITY!
People want solutions. Be a solution provider. Ive noticed that people’s tolerance for “bad news” reaches a real limit pretty quickly and they emotionally shut down. This is the issue that stops many people from engaging in important conversations about climate change and the environment.
Focus on how Steemit could work for people, in a way that is natural to them. Not everyone wants to go super deep into crypto or anarchist technology - speak about this platform in a way that people will hear and understand. Speak their language!
And also - get a Steemit t-shirt! :) Great conversation starter. I got mine on Amazon. No better way to start the conversation than by someone asking "What's Steemit?"
BE SUPPORTIVE IN THE SIGN UP PROCESS
I’ve been warning people right away about the wait times for their account to be approved. I dont want them to be turned off in this world of instant gratification. I tell people “Sign up, it takes about a week for your account to be approved, and then lets connect and Ill walk you through the next steps.”
I have felt very blessed to have had the #teamaustralia community there to guide me through my first month of Steemit use. Particularly @gohba.handcrafts @choogirl @ausbitbank @mattclarke and @krystle have been available to any all my questions. I have also been super impressed by the support network that @suzi3d is creating for all of her new Steemit allies. This is a community based platform and its important we continually pay it forward and show people the ropes as they join.
HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS AN INVESTMENT, NOT A GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEME
Building influence on Steemit and powering up our accounts is how we “get some skin in the game” and also how we put the Steem we earn to work for us. The more influence, the more we can earn curation rewards. Help people understand the value of leaving their earnings in Steemit and creating more influence on the site.
On this note, if someone is serious about Steemit as a source of income and platform to share their work in the future, encouraging even a 500 SP investment into their account to help them cross the line into having a sliding scale on their votes is an awesome idea. The sooner we get to that point, the sooner our options open re curating and increasing our rewards.
SENDING YOU ALL POSITIVE ENERGY AND GOOD VIBEZ TO GO OUT AND PLAY A PART IN THIS REVOLUTION!
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