Would you like to know how you can more than double your *Steem Power* in three years, with this time lifting a finger, because this might be useful if you want to optimize your returns in *Steem?*

In this post, I am going to show you how compounding interests works for *Steem Power* with an additional contribution that can be *SP earned* or *SP bought* each week.

You absolutely have to read my previous post if you do not want to lift a finger and still earn good returns compounding *Steem Power* and to also understand the calculations and reasoning:

**How to Compound Steem Power and See It Grow Without Doing a Thing!**

This is not financial advice, just a fun method to see your *Steem Power* more than double in three years.

## How to Compound Steem Power, Make Weekly Contributions and See It Grow Even Higher!

In my last post I explained about *Steem Power* and compounding so you can see that with a starting capital of *10,000 SP* and a *25% annual return,* delegating to bid bots, you can end up with *21,132 SP* in *3 years* without doing a thing.

I pushed the calculations to *5 years* with *34,799 SP* and for the braves, *10 years* with *121,097 SP.*

Today, I am doing the same thing, but this time, let's say that you manage to write blog posts on *Steemit* and earn just *20 SP* per week that you use to increase your delegation at the end of each week, in addition of the payouts earned.

Earning *20 SP* is not a lot and very realistic for this calculation. You may earn *3 SP* on each post for each day of the week, earn *10 SP* on two posts per week, or earn the whole *20 SP* on one post each week.

If you still don't want to lift a finger and don't blog, then this may be useful for you if you prefer to buy *20 SP* per week and add it to the delegation.

So, you have *10,000 SP* to delegate to any bid bot of your choice that will give you a *25% APR,* which is a good average considering my fundings in my case study: *Case Study: Which Top Upvoting Bots to Delegate to for the Highest Daily Payout?*

I made a new spreadsheet with some calculations as you see below.

On *row 2* we have the *"Principal (SP),"* which is *10,000 SP.*

On *row 3* we have the *"Annual Interest Rate"* or *"Annual Percentage Rate,"* which is *25%.*

On *row 4* we have the *"Compounding Periods Per Year,"* and in the *B column* we have *1 time* per year, in the *D column* we have *12 times* per year *(1 time per month),* in the *F column* we have *52 times* per year *(1 time per week).*

On *row 5* we have the number of years, which is *1.*

On *row 6* we have the *"Additional SP,"* which is *1,040 SP* for a one year additional contribution, *86.5 SP* added each month for *12 months,* and then *20 SP* per week for *52 weeks.*

On *row 7* we have the value *"0"* for the *"At the end of the period,"* with a contribution that is made at the end instead of the beginning of each period. This will be used in the formula. A value of *"1"* would be used if the additional *SP* is added at the beginning, which I find less logical in this case.

Finally, on *row 9* we have the *"Amount earned (SP)."*

You may want to see the formula for this, so you can do it by yourself in a spreadsheet.

This is the formula for the first block: `=FV(B3/B4, B5*B4,-B6,-B2,B7)`

I trust you will be able to replicate that formula on the other blocks.

Let's look at the results for one year and the effect of compounding interests plus additional contributions:

If we compound only once a year, which means we wait the end of the first year and re-invest our interests for the second year, plus an additional contribution of *1,040 SP* at the end of the year, we would have a total of *13,540 SP.*

If we waited the end of each month to re-invest and add our *86.5 SP* additional contribution, at the end of the first year we would have a total of *13,973 SP* and just like in the last post, I believe that you can see the advantage of compounding more frequently.

This is what I said about applying that to a delegation in my last post:

When I say compounding, this means keeping your daily rewards in

SteemandSBDthat you earn from the bot, wait the end of the month, change theSBDinSP,and then delegate the additionalSPto the bot for the second month. This means, if you earned200 SPin the first month in daily payouts, when the second month starts you make a new delegation of10,200 SP,and so on every month.

When you compound every week, the total amount is then *14,011 SP,* which is still a bit more.

I didn't do the daily compounding here because this is not realistic to every day add the interests plus the contribution, which at the end just add a little more *SP,* not worth the time spent.

My preferred frequency is doing it weekly.

Now let's see how it is after 3 years.

We started with *10,000 SP* and just compounding once a year, adding a 1,040 SP contribution each year, we have now *23,496 SP.* Only doing that, you have doubled your *SP* in *3 years.*

If we do it once a month, in *3 years* we have *25,578 SP* and you can see that it's a significant increase compared to once a year.

We know the value of *STEEM* today, but we don't know how much it will be in *3* years.

If wee look at the weekly compounding this is a *2.5 coefficient.*

If *STEEM* gains in value, then we will be in a good position, but if it loses less than half of its current value, then we will just have protected the initial investment value in *$USD.*

Now, we want to be positive and think that the value of *STEEM* will be at least double, then we would have more than quadrupled our money.

As we are optimistic and believe that the *Steem* blockchain will still be alive long enough, we can now look at the following tables. This also assumes that we still have voting bots that we can delegate to and earn payouts from, and still earn rewards from blogging or buy *20* new *Steem* each week.

This is for 5 years.

Let's say we are still compounding weekly and the total we have now is *45,115 SP.*

This is 10 years later, and hopefully *STEEM* has survived.

We compounded weekly all this time and the total value is now *167,314 SP.*

Now, you might be wondering what would be the amounts without the *20 SP* additional weekly contribution.

This is the comparison table here:

As you can see, making weekly contributions can increase your *SP* dramatically, especially at the end of *10 years,* if *Steem* is still around.

If that is the case, I will let you imagine what the value of *STEEM* would be in ten years, and if it was only a dollar, I would be really happy.

I hope that this is useful for you to see that compounding *SP* can be very rewarding with you adding a weekly contribution to your delegation in addition to the weekly payouts.

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dwarrilow2002 (56)2 years agoI have mentioned you in this latest post:

https://steemit.com/steemhost/@dwarrilow2002/the-latest-host-on-steemhost

Your rewards report appears like this:

When you earn over 1 steem (minimum delegation amount), you will start to receive your delegations on your account:

gmichelbkk (66)2 years agoThank you very much @dwarrilow2002 for the mention.

inspire1 (65)2 years agoInteresting analysis. I will have to re-read this a few times to absorb it all, but it looks to be well thought out. Thanks.

gmichelbkk (66)2 years ago@inspire1, thank you very much for your comment, I am glad it is useful for you.

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gmichelbkk (66)2 years ago@sayemsonai, thank you for bing one of the most regular commenter on my posts.

anishag (46)2 years ago@gmichelbkk

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gmichelbkk (66)2 years agoThank you for your kind feedback @anishag. I am glad you like my posts.

mrstein (30)2 years agoThanks for the article am really looking for ways to grow in steemit.Am going to be following u

gmichelbkk (66)2 years agoThank you very much @mrstein for your comment and following me.

mahadihasanzim (-7)(1) 2 years agolike your method.

its effective.

gmichelbkk (66)2 years agoThank you very much @mahadihasanzim for your feedback.

itstime (60)2 years ago (edited)Q: When you have STEEM Power delegated to bid bot , do you still earn the inflation APR% from the blockchain?

gmichelbkk (66)2 years agoI believe you do, all you are giving away is your voting power. Thank you for reading and commenting @itstime.