I started this guide at the end of 2017 and have been constantly updating it since then.
I recently realized that's stupid, though. Because there are many more people here on this platform, who could use this guide, then outside of it. It's only once you're here, that you find out all the things you don't know.
And of course I'm not selling to my peers, but to complete newcomers to this site. Too many newbies register on this platform and then find the learning curve is simply too high for them, so they give up again. That's a pity.
If they had had a handy guide, that takes away all the initial guess work and frustration, and that answers their questions before they even have them - maybe they'd still be here.
Hi Anja, I finally finished your Beginner's Guide to Steemit and I love it!
The information is easy to understand, with plenty of explanations and examples. In particular, I love the videos. I am very visual and love to learn with variety of resources besides just reading.
I signed up to Steemit today!
So I decided it's stupid to hide this guide from the very people who may need it, and not feel awkward about charging for it.
The thing is, I'm pretty confident that anyone who follows the guide, will find their way through the Steem Eco system much quicker than without it, and immensely reduce guess work and potential frustrations ("Why is everyone else making more money than me??").
Of course all the information is out there for free somewhere.
Nobody has to invest money in this book. In fact, I'm one of the people who is constantly putting free information out, to try and attract new Steemies. For example on my youtube channel.
I figured things out for free, too, but I also had the chance to invest the time.
That's not the case for everybody. Some people would rather invest a bit of money, in order to save time. Those are the people who this book is for.
When you're eager to get started and earn, you're excited to learn. But if it takes too much time to figure things out first, and you're constantly being stopped out and don't know why - then the frustration can outweigh the excitement. This guide is here to help you stay excited and begin earning as soon as possible.
The Ebook actually is a living Google doc.
Buyers can download it as a pdf for better readability, but by keeping it as a Google doc, I can make sure that everyone always has access to the latest version, even if I just updated it this morning.
You can promote the book and earn a little passive income from the commission
Since Steemit is all about sharing income, I made this guide available for affiliate commission. So if you think a Beginner's Guide could make a difference to new users, but you don't feel like writing your own - you can promote this one - in the signature of your Steemit posts, or anywhere outside of Steemit, when you talk about it.
You can sign up here as an affiliate and then simply share your link.
Whenever someone buys the Guide through your link, 40% commission will automatically be credited to you.
Another reason for this post
I am also making this post, so that readers of the book can come here and leave comments and feedback. Steemit changes so fast that it's very likely that things change without my noticing - so this way readers can come here and comment "this looks totally different from the screenshot you shared in the book" - so that I'm aware and can help and update the Guide accordingly.
And of course - if you have read the guide and you liked it - this would be a good place to share that, so that newbies gain more confidence and trust that this would be a helpful tool to invest in. You can of course also make a separate post about it. In that case, please leave the link below so I can upvote it.
PS: Members of the Conscious Crypto Community get this guide (and a whole crypto tutorial library) for free as part of their membership.
About the author:
Anja Schuetz is a cryptocurrency mentor for absolute beginners, with specific focus on women and non-digital natives. She also consults as a Customer Communication & Operations Manager for blockchain start-ups.