Steem.Guide January 2018!

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Question? How do we succeed on Steem? Answer: go to, read the updated list of tutorials for Steem, and start applying what we learn there to our contributions on Steem! This post from January 2018 contains many of our most relevant and useful tutorials for learning how to use Steem, building a following, promoting posts, becoming a witness, monetizing our creativity, and making Steem our primary source of income.

Stay Updated with! forwards to a new post each month on featuring the most helpful Steem tutorials we have read and created. Will you help make this better by sharing links to the best guides you have found on Steem because we will include these in the next post?

Alternatively, access the Steem guides with the spreadsheet on Airtable at:

I have tried to organize this in the order I think will be most helpful to read and included summaries for every post instead of just loads of links. At currently about 8,000 words and a 40 minute read, I trust each of us to take what we need and leave the rest! With this being the second edition and already very long, I hope to include more guides by more authors in future updates with your help in the comments! Each section begins with a one sentence summary.

Steem Account Security

Executive summary: Keep the Steem password safe both from being lost and stolen while using the private posting and active keys to sign in.

Introducing 28 Days of Steem Basic Training! What Next After Account Approval? #1 As soon as we get our Steem account, we get a link to "" with some custom characters for each of us. This will allow us to set up our password on Steemit. We will receive a password or have the ability to generate a password that is the master key to our account. From day one, the most important thing to do is build or use an existing system to keep the password safe and to start immediately the private posting key and active key to sign in instead of the password.

The Steemit Account Security Tutorial June 2017! Will you see the best ways to keep our Steemit accounts safe because until today I was not practicing these myself? After researching the best practices for keeping my account secure, I started logging in a new way to Steemit today because I realize how easy it would be to lose access to my account and found an easy way to avoid this.

I Found $63,278 of Private Keys on in 10 Minutes! Will exchanges like Bittrex and Poloniex help warn users against sending a private key in a memo because Steem users are accidentally sharing the posting, active, and even master passwords out in the open almost every day with transfers from exchanges with no ability to undo the mistake outside of changing the master password?

A User's Guide to the Different Steem Keys or Passwords by @pfunk. "Steem has five different keys or passwords associated with accounts. Four of these are used with typical accounts and the fifth is used by witnesses. They are: owner, active, posting, memo, and signing keys. Each has its own set of functions and limits."

Vessel 0.2.0 - Interact with Steem securely from any website by @jesta. "I'm incredibly excited today to release the next version of Vessel - which features a brand new way to interact with the Steem blockchain from anywhere on the internet. It is my hope that this effort helps unlocks the potential of the Steem blockchain by empowering developers and content creators with tools to interact with their audiences anywhere."

Blogging on Steemit

Executive summary: Post original content once a day that is automatically shared on Facebook and Twitter with a focus on considering what readers will be searching for in Google while forgetting about the earnings on individual posts.

23,349 Views from Google on 1 Steem Post? How do we write posts that get the most views on Steemit? Will we see how 1 post got 23,349 views in 2 months because we can repeat the formula to automatically get new readers, gain new followers, and increase the value of Steem?

Steemit Authors Earn 37% More Steem with 50/50 Payout! When we choose the 50/50 payout option on our Steemit posts, we earn 37% more than with the 100% Steem Power payout because Steem Dollars or SBD are actually worth today $1.69 on the market! Would you continue reading to see why and how to quickly change SBD into Steem and/or any other cryptocurrency?

Best Blog Posting and YouTube Video Creation Strategy for More Views? Publishing one blog post a day on Steem and one video daily on YouTube appears to be ideal for giving the most to viewers and maintaining a healthy balance as a writer and video producer.

How to Start on Steem, YouTube, and Facebook? The minnow support project helps new Steem users earn more from posts and was kind enough to do an interview with me! This is part 1 of the interview which I hope is helpful in answering the questions: "What can I do to contribute the most today on Steemit? How may I help the minnows (users with very little Steem Power) increase earnings and make a valuable contribution here?"

How Can a New Minnow with No Money Get Started on Steemit? What works to get started working online and reach the next level, especially on Steemit? This is part 2 of the interview with @followbtcnews where I answer questions about Steemit.

My YouTube Video to Steem Post Creation Process! How do we make the best Steem posts in the shortest amount of time and share automatically on Facebook and Twitter? See the workflow I use to turn my videos uploaded on YouTube and Facebook into posts on Steemit which are automatically shared on Twitter and on Facebook.

What is the best time to post on Steemit? How do we find what times our followers are online to sync our posts with follower activity? Which time of the day has the highest amount of active users? Will you read this post or watch the original video from YouTube to see me use a new tool shared by a follower that is helping me optimize my posting strategy?

Steemit Updates Summarized From Launch to 19.0! Ready for Steemit to be easier to understand? View all the major Steem changes from release in 2016 to through 19.0 in June 2017 in this one list! Reading the whitepaper when I first signed up for Steemit in May 2017 combined with hundreds of Steemit posts from many months ago left me really confused!

When is the Best Time to Upvote on Steemit? by @gmichelbkk. "New users to Steemit may not know that there is a certain period of time where it is not to their advantage to upvote someone's post or comment, if they want the maximum curation rewards. I myself was not aware of this until I read the FAQs."

FREE CC0 Stock Photos for Steemit Posts with Pixabay, Pexels, and Canva! How do many authors on Steemit get photos for blog posts? Pixabay, Pexels and Canva are what I use for free stock photo images in posts on Steemit.

The best steemit tips for my dear followers and all steemit users by @clixmoney. "After growing and improving on steemit for 7 months I decide to write the best post from the bottom of my heart. I was also new here and I didn't know a lot of things about this amazing website. I had very difficult time and good surprises but the most important here is to never give up and do the best that you can to grow and improve your account."

See Just How Powerful A Simple Steemit Post Really Is (In The Words Of An Illiterate!!!) The Internet Has Never Been This Awesome!!! by @surpassinggoogle. "When it comes to steemit, one major arsenal that we incessantly have to create awesomeness, is our "steemit posts" because it contains a piece of awesome us. Other things (steem power, aren't as constant! Till date, "words rule the world"! "Let the be light and there was light!"

Steemit Profile Picture How To - A simple guide for Steemit by @isteemithard. "Steps For a Great Experience on Steemit. Before you comment or make a post make sure you at least have a profile picture."

A Minnow's Guide to Steemit by @shinyforest. "In this guide I speak from my experience as an artist here on Steemit. I tried to share all that has worked best for me and my content. I really hope this guide will be helpful to everyone who needs it!"

6 tips that guarantee your success on SteemIt by @calamus056. "In this guide you will learn the 6 most important factors to success on SteemIt, written in an easy to understand way. We're not going to focus on technical explanations, we'll just focus on strategies. This guide is suited for beginner, intermediate and expert level users!"

Steemit for Dummies (like me) - Everything you need to know in simple terms by @mindover. "Alright Guys and Gals. Steemit is blowing up! People are making thousands of dollars and if you’re reading this, I’m willing to bet that you want to be a part of this incredible new community too. But (and it’s a big but) it’s super complicated and can be confusing as all hell! Well fear not my fellow aspiring Steemers. I’ll break it all down for you."

My Suggestions and Advice for new Users on Steemit by @phelimint. "So I'm coming up on my 6 month steemiversary and wanted to share some insights for new users. Recently I've been spending more time seeking out and helping new users, and trying to get a few of my friends to join, with limited success. So if they do ever come I will send them to this post."

The Complete Steemit Etiquette Guide (Revision 2.0) by @thecryptofiend. "This is the completed version of the Steemit Etiquette guide. As I have said multiple times before (and sorry for repeating it but some people don't seem to get it) these ARE guidelines not RULES. They are meant to make everybody's community experience better and especially help those who are NEW to Steemit."

Steemit Markdown Basics for Beginners by @thecryptofiend. "If you are starting out it can be confusing getting to grips with Markdown. Markdown is a formatting system that allows you to make posts quickly using symbols as shortcuts for formatting without the hassle of using html."

Discover The Minnow Support Project on Steem! #1 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?

How to Survive "The Dip" on Steem? #2 When rewards disappoint us on our posts and every comment feels like criticism, what do we do to continue posting on Steem until we break through into a new level? In the previous post we learned more about the Minnow Support Project and how it helps new users to get connected and be successful on Steem.

Steem Economics

Executive summary: Steem is the base liquid currency which can be powered up into Steem Power, a measurement of how much influence a user has in the Steem network, and it can be traded for Steem Dollars, and transferred to other accounts.

How to Milk a STEEM Whale? by @klye. "I'm writing this small illustrated guide because I'm tired of people complaining they aren't making money. If you've found STEEM and would like to learn how to maximize your chances of making it big, read on."

Still Confused by Steem, Steem Dollars, and Steem Power? The Power Plant Analogy by @donkeypong. "Welcome to all of our new users! Like most people who discover Steemit, you’re probably wondering about the currency tokens: STEEM, Steem Dollars, and Steem Power. Why do we need three of them? How are they different? When will I get paid? These questions are understandable, but they focus on the pieces. What we really need is a 200-foot view."

Understanding the Steem Economic System Vests, SBD, Steem, Dilution interest and all those crazy things by @sigmajin. "There has been a lot of confusion recently about steem, steem power, interest, dilution and other economic issues. I decided to write a post to help clear it up."

Where does the money come from? A look into the economics of Steem by @arhag. "It seems this is a fairly popular topic on Steem, and I have seen a few misunderstandings regarding how the economics of Steem really work. So this is my attempt to explain the economics behind Steem, as I understand it, to hopefully make it a little clearer for everyone."

Steemit Authors Earn 37% More Steem with 50/50 Payout! When we choose the 50/50 payout option on our Steemit posts, we earn 37% more than with the 100% Steem Power payout because Steem Dollars or SBD are actually worth today $1.69 on the market! Would you continue reading to see why and how to quickly change SBD into Steem and/or any other cryptocurrency?

Calculating Steemit Potential Rewards! by @albertvhons. "Lets take a quick review, what is the best way for our POST potential rewards. If STEEM price is higher than Steem Dollars, the best is 100% power up! If STEEM DOLLARS (SBD) is higher than Steem, the best is 50/50. If you choose Decline Payout, you will not receive any rewards."

GET YOUR POST READ: Steemit's 33 TOP EARNING Posts of All Time! (SD: $445,626.82+) by "Although I am not an engineer, I have reverse engineered many successful businesses and created my own by testing and trying to improve upon their winning attributes. So as part of my research in reverse-engineering what is succeeding on Steemit, I've decided to share my findings on the 33 top earning posts on Steemit."

Explainer: Value Flows on Steem with SMTs [VIDEO] by @ned. "Hey guys check out my new video talking about the economics of Steem with the advent of SMTs. Be sure to leave comments and tell your friends!"

The Ultimate Guide To Steemit Payouts by @shenanigator. "A while back, I produced series of FAQ posts on Steemit. Lately, with the huge influx of users, I've been getting quite a few comments on these old posts. Much of the information is outdated, so I thoughts it's time I make some new ones. One of the more popular posts is "Payouts" so that's where I'll start."

Discover Steem Budget Proposals! How can we submit proposals to add value to the Steem blockchain, receive funding for our projects promoting Steem, get more upvotes on our posts, and earn 50% as an investor delegating Steem?

First Steem Budget + Investor Payments! Our first budget proposal earned 366 Steem today while investors made 62% APR during the first 36 hours since we started, which is an amazing testimonial to our ability to work together!

New Automatic Daily Payouts of 60% APR for Steem Power Delegations! Delegate Steem power to me today and get payouts in SBD and Steem every day from our voting bot along with funding Steem budget proposals! In the last 18 days, we collectively have delegated 157,603 Steem Power which has paid out 4627.965 Steem to investors valued at $16,200.37 on January 1, 2018.

$5.93 Steem! What Will The Price Be Next? Today we celebrate our highest price ever on Steem now at around $6 with a market capitalization record of $1,463,751,095 along with our first day ever trading over $100 million dollars within 24 hours! On Bittrex Steem is currently #6 out of the hundreds of cryptocurrencies traded in volume!

Is It Still Profitable to Bid for Steem Upvote Bots? by @gmichelbkk. "Now that 1 SBD is valued at $10.82, would you like to know if using Steemupvote bots is still profitable?"

How to Monitor your Steem Power, Voting Power, Rewards and Upvotes. Today I'd like to show you a tool that I have been using to see if my Steem Power is healthy, the rewards I get on my posts and comments, and also the upvotes with their vote weight.

Promoting Steem Posts

Executive summary: Post 2,000 to 10,000 word comprehensive guides and share them on Facebook and Twitter because Google will then provide hundreds of readers every day for free indefinitely.

Best Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Strategies for 2017: Get Steemit Readers and Followers Automatically with Google Organic Search Traffic! How do we get the most readers to find our posts on Steemit? Optimizing for Google organic search traffic gives each of us the very highest chance to get found exactly when we are needed, which is thousands more times powerful that brute force advertising and spamming

Faithful Following and Finding Followers on Steemit? What is the best way to get new followers on Steemit and to give the most to our following? Will you read this post because you might learn from my experience in making nearly every kind of mistake possible when it comes to following and getting followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, and Linkedin?

Publish Steemit Blog Posts Automatically to Facebook and Twitter with Zapier or IFTTT and Streemian! How much time will we save by setting up automatic sharing of our posts on social media? Assuming it takes most of us an average of an extra one minute to share on both Facebook and Twitter after we post to our Steemit blog and that we make on average one post per day, setting up automatic posting will save 6 HOURS a year!

How to Get More Followers on Steemit? Sharing with our friends on Facebook, followers on Twitter, and viewers on YouTube is the most effective method to get new followers on Steem to begin! As we continue to write, Google search and social sharing can also greatly assist us in building followers automatically!

Earn Steem for Finding an Undervalued Steemit Post and Submitting to Curie! What is the very best way on Steemit to earn hundreds of dollars from getting an undervalued post upvoted? This is the "Curie" guild on

Boost Posts on Steem with Upvote Bots! How do we get more upvotes on a post on Steem? Using the new Steem Upvote Bot Tracker by @yabapmatt we can see a list of upvoting bots running the Dr. Otto vote bidding bot by @inertia along with other custom post voting bots like @minnowbooster, which will give us upvotes in exchange for SBD.

Promote Steem Posts and Fund Budget Proposals with Our Voting Bot! Transferring 0.1+ SBD to @jerrybanfield with the link to a post on now results in an automatic upvote based on the existing bids with half of the amount sent going to fund budget proposals to grow Steem while the other half is returned to investors delegating Steem power!

Buying and Selling Steem on Exchanges

Executive summary: For the best price and most simple transaction, buy and exchange BTC, ETH or LTC to Steem with Changelly.

Exchange Steem Fast with Changelly! How do we use Changelly to buy or sell Steem with other cryptocurrencies at a 0.5% fee? Would you read this post for the complete tutorial or watch the original video from YouTube because seeing how we use Changelly might save you a lot of money in fees?

Fast Steem + SBD Exchanges with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin on @BlockTrades! BlockTrades is the fastest way I know of to change Steem and Steem Dollars to BTC, ETH, or LTC which then are easy to buy and sell with USD. How do I use to make these nearly instant exchanges of different online cryptocurrencies, especially for withdrawing SBD fast?

Buy Bitcoin with a Credit Card on Bitstamp and Exchange to Steem with @BlockTrades! What is the fastest way to buy into Bitcoin, Steem, or any cryptocurrency? With a credit card, Bitstamp, BlockTrades, Changelly, and/or Bittrex, we can buy as much as $5,000 in Bitcoin just a few minutes and exchange that BTC into Steem or any other cryptocurrency! Cryptocurrency Exchange Trading Tutorial with Bitcoin + Steem + 179 Altcoins! Where to buy Steem to power up and trade altcoins? Buying 15+ BTC of Steem on was simple from making the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin deposits from USD on Coinbase to depositing altcoins from Poloniex and Bitfinex to executing the trades from BTC to Steem to making the withdrawals almost instantly to Steemit and powering up!

Steem Authors Get an Epic Pay Raise with SBD = $10+ USD! Sell each Steem Dollar for $10+ USD today! Authors selecting 50/50 payouts earn 5x extra per post versus powering 100% up! Would you read this post because it will show the easiest way to change SBD to fiat currency like USD and provide relevant cryptocurrencies updates related to this new opportunity?

Best Alternative to USDT? Steem Dollars or SBD! Are Steem Dollars or SBD the ideal choice to replace Tether USDT because of the guaranteed ability to convert 1 SBD into 1 USD worth of Steem on the Steem blockchain?

Steem Basic Training

Executive summary: Commit to learning about Steem one day at a time for best results!

Introducing 28 Days of Steem Basic Training! What Next After Account Approval? #1 New to Steem? Would you join us for day one of this 28-day Steem basic training program because inside is the best of what I've learned about how to be successful on Steemit including when do we earn money, how to keep our accounts safe, where do we go for help, and how do we make lasting deep relationships with people on Earth?

Making The Introduceyourself Post for Day #2 of Steem Basic Training! Would you join me in learning how to make an "introduceyourself" post today on Steem because this first post is very helpful for getting new followers, for getting that initial excitement on Steem, and for setting in motion everything else that happens?

Respond to Comments on Steem to Convert Readers to Followers! #3 Would you read through this post today on Steem if you are new because we will see that the critical thing to do is to respond to comments on Steem starting with those on our first post?

The Best Blog Posting Frequency? #4 Would you join me in learning about making a blog posting schedule on Steem during day 4 of our basic training here because this can be extremely helpful in guiding our creativity in a measured and consistent way?

Get Help Fast with Steem on and Discord! #5 Welcome to day five of Basic Training on Steem! Would you join us today in learning about how to use the chat channels on and Discord because these are extremely helpful for getting real-time help? Thank you to @riverhead for maintaining!

Powerful and Quick Answers to "What is Steem?" #6 When we are asked about Steem, how do we make a quick response that clearly communicates what we do here? For both our own learning and for sharing, it might help us to have one or more of the following responses available!

Investing in Steem

Executive summary: Decide to become an investor in Steem today for the maximum potential?

Top 10 Reasons to Buy and Hold Steem! How do we share the value of Steem with an investor? These 10 bullet points make it easy using a question and answer format! Thank you to @barrysamways for asking me about this recently, which I hope will be useful for any of us with a serious investor friend to explain the value of Steem!

10 Reasons for $10 Steem Price in 10 Months! How will we feel when the Steem price reaches $10 in 10 months? This price is possible for our community because of these 10 factors!

Best $25,000,000 Investment for 2018? When we have 25+ million dollars in 2018 we want to invest with the goals of doing the most good and getting the highest return, where is the best opportunity to make that kind of investment? Are we looking to do some good, to make a contribution in the world, to leave a legacy? Are we looking ideally to get some influence out of our investment?

#1 Data Point Proving The Value of Steem! What one number shows the value of Steem the most? 630,993 transactions with Steem PER DAY, which is more than Bitcoin and Ethereum and Litecoin COMBINED!

Facebook + Bitcoin = Steem! The easy answer to the question "What is Steem?" is "Imagine if Facebook and Bitcoin had a baby" which suggests combining the most innovative powerful parts of what they introduced into something new.

Steemit Tax Calculation and Payment System What is the easiest way to calculate and pay taxes on our Steemit earnings? Will you read this post to see the system I am using based on my research into cryptocurrency taxation to pay my taxes on the Steem, SteemDollars, and Steem Power I earn through rewards and interest on Steemit?

Valuing Steem Rewards As Taxable Income Is A Vast Overstatement Of Tax Liability - Part 1. @lexiconical shares a system for only paying taxes on rewards cashed out through Steem which is what I use now after originally using the system above. Cashing out at the time of sale has a lot of benefits if the price drops and for receiving many small rewards payments.

Valuing Steem Rewards As Taxable Income Is A Vast Overstatement Of Tax Liability - Part 4 - Weaseling Out Of As Many "Standard Income Qualifications" As Possible @lexiconical concludes his series here on paying taxes on Steem rewards!

#1 Lesson I Learned Investing in Cryptocurrencies like Steem, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dash. What is the number one tip I have for investing in cryptocurrencies? The number one tip I have is to just bet the market over time. Buy different currencies and just hold onto them. The opposite of doing this is trading. That involves timing the market.

Steem Apps

Executive summary: These Steem apps show the true power of our blockchain!

3 Alternatives to Browse Steem When is Offline! ChainBB by @jesta, by the team, and eSteem While appears to be under a DDOS attack today preventing most of us from browsing or using it, fortunately the Steem blockchain as a whole is decentralized and is functioning well! Once we are aware of alternatives to using to interact with the Steem blockchain, we can easily switch when is having problems or if we prefer the interface on any of the three other options! Thank you to @jesta for ChainBB, the team for which I am using to post this, and @good-karma for eSteem.

Ads for Steem's Targeted to Github Developers! Would you like to learn how anyone, especially developers, can easily monetize contributions to open source projects hosted on websites like Github by using because up until today it has been very difficult to actually earn any money off of an open source project without having built-in monetization? Thank you to @elear for launching!

Why I Love Steemit More Info Google Chrome Extension! Would you like to see an extension by @armandocat that makes browsing Steemit much easier? This extension can show you how much voting power each our followers has, how much our vote is actually contributing on a post, and get more detailed stats right away.

#1 Steem App DTube Author Rewards Reach $544 A Day! Would you like to see how creators are earning $544 a day collectively in the first four weeks of a new decentralized video hosting website running on the Steem blockchain named Thank you to @heimindanger for launching DTube!

Earn Steem by Uploading Videos to D.Tube + Find Solutions to Errors! How do we start uploading videos to DTube? What works to fix the errors we get when trying to upload and submit to the blockchain? Where can we find a complete video tutorial showing a basic user guide for getting starting with DTube and fixing the errors we receive?

Streemian Tutorial for Steemit RSS feeds and Scheduled Posts! Would you like to make Steemit posts ahead of time and find a guild to help curate, get you some upvotes, and to have the ability to automatically post Steemit posts directly on another RSS feed?

eSteem iOS App First Impressions! Easy Steemit iPhone and Android app? How was my first experience with eSteem? Would you read this post if you would like to see if eSteem on iOS or Android is worth using because I will show you the features I care most about here? If you want to start using eSteem, would you use this as a tutorial to start fast because you might have an easier time using it to begin with than I did! is AMAZING for Tracking Top Upvoters! Today I learned how to see my top upvoters with! Thank you @roelandp for making this incredibly helpful Steemit tool which I will demonstrate here because I think it is essential each of us be able to see who is voting us up the most!

@torico's Magickal List of Steemit Discord Servers v.2 by @torico. "Welcome to the second edition of the Magickal Discord Server List. I find myself republishing this already because I have quite a few more servers that should be included and other links and articles that need updating."

Introducing DTube: a decentralized video platform using STEEM and IPFS by @heimindanger. "@DTube is an application fully written in javascript at that runs in the browser, that allows you to upload and watch videos on top of the IPFS Network. Moreover, it uses STEEM as a database and enables earning rewards from your uploads."

The Best 10 Steemit Tools You Can Use to Grow Faster by @steem-buzz. "I created this account a few weeks ago and I didn't post everyday but now I started to be more concerned about the quality than the quantity of my posts. In order to improve my activity and to increase my growth on steemit I started to use several tools which I want to share with you."

Steem Secrets

Executive summary: Go from beginner to advanced with these Steem secrets!

Steem Secret #1: Focus on Headlines and First Sentence! Half of upvoters only read the headline and the first sentence! Easiest way to get more upvotes? Spend extra time focusing on the title, and then the very first few characters which will appear in the home feed and anywhere else the post shows.

Steem Secret #2: Add a Consistent Image in Thumbnails! Putting our face or artwork on the first image helps readers in the home feed see us! Using stock images without any consistency makes it easy to be ignored in the home feed where we often just look at pictures, titles, and the first sentence to decide what to read!

Steem Secret #3: Power Up Posts When Steem Dollars Trade Below $1! Choosing the 50/50 post payout is best if SBD are trading for $1+ but Power Up 100% pays more if not! See the SBD value any time at which is created and maintained by @mauricemikkers.

Steem Secret #4: Bring Our Own Followers! Each of us has at least 100 potential followers in our lives from family, Facebook friends, Twitter followers, neighbors, business associates, and the contact lists in our phones! Signing up for a new Steem account and expecting people to discover us for the first time naturally while browsing is insane because most readers already have enough authors to follow.

Steem Secret #5: The Cost of Watching The Price! We have the choice to be excited when the Steem price goes up OR down! Finding peace in being here for the long term means seeing that unless we are interested in buying or selling, the price today is irrelevant.

Steem Secret #6: Witnesses Votes Give The Most! Votes on posts pay once. Votes for witness pay indefinitely up to 0.18 Steem every 63 seconds equal to over $300 A DAY in Steem Power for the top 20 witnesses! View the list of witnesses at and adjust witness votes at

Steem Secret #7: Appropriate Methods to Ask for Votes! How do we get more votes and followers on Steem? Asking for an upvote, a follow, a resteem, or a witness vote in an appropriate context helps a lot because often the difference in getting a vote versus not getting a vote is asking.

Earn 24% Renting Steem Power with MinnowBooster! #8 Discover the easiest method investors can use to get a returns at 24% APR by leasing Steem Power via delegation at This is a GREAT ALTERNATIVE to POWERING DOWN for getting liquid Steem without having to touch the principle!

Steem Desktop Wallet = Vessel! #9 Discover a desktop wallet for our Steem blockchain named Vessel created by witness @jesta which helps a lot with Steem Power delegation, storing private keys and making transactions all without the need to use!

Get Retweeted By the @Steemit Twitter Account! #10 Learn how to earn a retweet on Twitter by the @steemit account. With over 33,000 followers on Twitter landing a retweet by Steemit is a huge opportunity to greatly expand the reach and upvotes on a post! This quick post first shows examples followed by a quick tutorial explaining what steps to take to be in position to get retweeted!

Most Steem Post Views Come After Payout! #11 We ask when publishing online how many views come within 24 hours versus how many come later and what impact this has on our posting strategy? Over 80% of my views on YouTube and on my blog posts on Steemit come after 24 hours with the majority happening after 7 days!

Bring Readers to Steemit from Google Image Search! #12 How do we get discovered by users searching images in Google? What simple steps do we take to make sure our pictures have a chance to rank high in Google image search? When users find our pictures while searching for images, how easy is it to get a reader on our blog?

Backup Steem Posts in Airtable! #13 When we invest hours writing posts for Steem, does it seem wise to take a minute to keep a copy of our work in case it is lost? Definitely! What is the easiest way to do that? Using Airtable to save each post into an entry on a spreadsheet is the fastest and most accessible way I know of to keep a copy of all my posts here!

Steem Witness Training

Executive summary: Witnesses produce the blockchain for Steem with Ubuntu Linux servers earning up to 260 Steem Power a day which makes our most important votes for witnesses at

A Steem Witness Voting System! Are witness votes the most important we make for Steem? How do we find new witnesses to vote for at where our vote will help the most? Where can new witnesses openly ask for votes in a way anyone can easily find them? What can we do to set up our votes and forget about this?

12 Steps to Secure a New Ubuntu Linux Server! Will you read this Ubuntu Linux security tutorial to see how to setup a new Ubuntu Linux server because these simple steps can block most basic hacking attempts? If you are hoping to setup a witness server for Steem, I hope this guide will help show what to do immediately after getting access to the witness server.

Steps 13 to 19 to Prepare an Ubuntu Linux Server to be a Witness for Steem! How do we prepare to launch our Steem witness on Ubuntu Linux inside a secure server? I hope this tutorial when combined with the others I have written will show the exact steps needed to block most hackers from gaining access to any Ubuntu Linux server and make starting a Steem witness easier.

Set a Proxy to Make Witness Voting Easy! The most important votes we make on Steem are for witnesses because every witness vote lasts indefinitely and witnesses are essentially the trusted servants and leaders of our community! The best solution I know of for witness voting is to find one user we trust to make all our votes for us, and then set that user as a proxy at

Our Top 20 Witnesses Earn 250 Steem Power A Day! Votes for witnesses are the most important we make on Steem because our votes decide who earns ~ $295 a day for doing the work of creating our blockchain, which is usually what we call mining in blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Witnesses also decide whether to accept changes made by Steemit, what the price of Steem is worth relative to the SBD, which updates should be made in the future, and generally do Steem full time in the top 20.

Get a Steem Witness + Seed Online Today with These Ubuntu Linux Commands! How do we setup our Steem witness and seed nodes if we have no Ubuntu Linux experience? What are the exact commands we need to use to become a witness for Steem and get our servers online? Hopefully this guide will make it ridiculously easy to get started in the command line interface even without ever having used Linux before!

Steem Witness Basic Training! How do we earn Steem Power and become a witness for Steemit today? What is a witness? Where does mining happen in Steem? Which steps to take to get a witness node online? Why take the time to vote for witnesses? Who are the existing witnesses for Steem? Will we read this guide because it has answers to all these questions which when understood helps us to be of best service here and therefore to get the highest return from our time invested?

How to Start Getting Steem Witness Votes? After launching our Steem witness, where is the logical starting point to get votes? The 10 steps in this guide will highlight a few basics that I hope are useful to get the most votes as witness on Steemit because it seems to me the voting process for being a witness with Steemit is challenging at all levels from keeping the list of 30 current at the top to building relationships during a climb up the middle to getting the very first votes at the bottom of the list.

Launch a Steem Witness Today! Find the newest guides for becoming a Steem witness here including hosting, server setup, security tutorials, Steem installation, and optimization! No experience with Ubuntu Linux? Me either! I did the research to make this post because I wanted to have everything I needed to get started today setting up my witness and seed without ever having used Linux before!

Complete Witness Installation Guide by @krnel. Welcome to a step-by-step "foolproof" guide to manually install a witness and seed node. All you have to do is type these commands one after the other. If something goes wrong, it's not likely covered here, sorry. Everything works for me after installing several times. You will have to do some research to resolve your issue, or ask for help in the witness channel.

Your guide to setting up a Witness Server (STEEM-in-a-box HF19) This article by @someguy123 contains both upgrade instructions, AND install-from-fresh instructions. This article is designed for those running a previous version of my Steem-in-a-box software, or for those looking to set up a new witness server. Thank you @someguy123 for making it so easy with this guide for a new witness to get started!

Setting Up A Linux VPS Securely (Pt.1) - Join Me On My Journey to Become a Witness by @krnel. "Along with a goal to get to Level 70 Reputation, I also wanted to host a node for the blockchain, and see about becoming a Steem Witness. That was after getting the rep level first, that I now have. So, I am continuing with the vision I had months ago, and am going to document or journal my journey to setup a Steem Witness Node."

Setting Up A Linux VPS Securely (Pt.2) by @krnel. "Welcome back to the second part of securing your Linux Server. I won't talk about becoming a witness, or what a witness is, until I actually get to that part of the setup myself. This is about securing a server first."

Secure Your Linux Server with a Firewall by @krnel. "A firewall is the last point of contact before anyone in the vast internet can get into your server. Getting a firewall up is crucial before deploying a server online. UFW means Uncomplicated Firewall and is included in Ubuntu."

Secure Your Linux Server with Fail2Ban by @krnel! Fail2Ban monitors log files to determine if someone who is trying to gain access is a legitimate user. If they aren't, they get banned temporarily by their IP address. Policies can be setup in conjunction with a firewall to log failed access attempts and drop traffic for a period of time, preventing a would-be attacker from even attempting to access your services.

Secure Your Linux Server with Tripwire IDS by @krnel. Security is continually developing, and you can't be sure to have locked down every possible vulnerability for some pesky hacker to get in through. An intrusion detection system will run a check of your system and compare it to a snapshot stored database of what your system previously looked like. Changes that you are not aware of indicate a possibly compromised system. @krnel thank you for writing this guide!

How to: Configuring more frequent time synchronization on Ubuntu by @l0k1. "Since they will be removing an inbuilt NTP client in steemd, it is important for witnesses to configure time synchronization on their servers. It's not difficult, just install one package and set a more frequent rate of NTP polling to minimize the drift."

Introducing conductor, a simple Steem Witness Toolkit Conductor is a user friendly, KISS utility for creating, updating and management of your witness. Thank you to @furion for creating conductor for us!

Improving Steem

Executive summary: Read these suggestions to improve Steem for inspiration to create our own!

Steem Smart Media Tokens for Dummies! How do we understand the impact of Steemit CEO @Ned's new SMT whitepaper in 2 minutes? Will you read this post for a quick summary in the most basic terms of the whitepaper release yesterday at because knowing what to do next will be simple?

Steem Works: A Funding Mechanism for a Worker Proposal System by @aggroed. "So, I have to say it... Jerry is onto something with the Worker Proposal system. I think it's proven to be pretty effective in a number of cases and coins to decentralize the work necessary to grow various blockchains and their networks. I think Steem could benefit from having one."

Announcing: Smart Media Tokens (SMTs) by @ned. "After more than 20 months of development and 350,000 users on Steem, I have an important message for you about a new Steem-based protocol I call Smart Media Tokens to allow any and every application to have their own STEEM-like token."

Steem's Top 25 Posts!

Read the complete list at because it is too long to include here!

Thank You for Reading!

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?


Jerry Banfield with edits by @gmichelbkk

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Would you please make a vote for jerrybanfield as a witness or set jerrybanfield as a proxy to handle all witness votes at because we are funding projects to build Steem as explained here? Thank you to the 3000+ of us on Steem voting for me as a witness, the 2 million dollars worth of Steem power assigned by followers trusting me to make all witness votes through setting me as proxy, and @followbtcnews for making these .gif images!

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Hi - This is a great guide, great work.

I've just put together a guide to what I think are the six best tools for tracking your data on steemit - I generally try to avoid linking to my own posts in comments, but it seems to fit so well with the theme of this that I thought I'd make an exception. Should be useful to newcomers.




Yes, great work ... Thank you :-) @jerrybanfield


Thanks for sharing


Thanks @jerrybanfield been looking for resources like these, will share your link in my Minnows Support Network. 😊🤙 cheers 🍻


Thank you for this im trying to put it in effect but still having problems but this isvery helpful

Jerry will you make a video of for this post?😂 love u man!


@newyorkdude yes thank you for suggesting it and upvoting this post! I see you have not made any votes for witness yet. Would you please add me to your witness votes or set me as a proxy to handle all witness voting at because witness votes are the most important we make on Steem and every vote for me helps raise funding for Steem growth projects funded with @budgets?


Just did! 100% my support because I know you care about this platform 👍🏼


@newyorkdude thank you for making a witness vote at for me today!

I am not sure what happened because I checked and it says no vote exists? Would you verify there is a green arrow next to jerrybanfield on the witness voting page because often the votes do not go through the first time?


I voted for you @jerrybanfield but I think you should make a video. This was a lot of info and of course all related to steem but at the same time all of the play with information.


I just voted for you as a witness. This is a good opportunity to tell you ass well that I came to steemit because of you in a promotion video ad in youtube last August (I saw all the video interesting since normally no one wants to see a 3 minutes video add and I saw more than an hour) and recently I found another long video add again in youtube and saw all of it. Thank you for that and I will follow step by step all the guides and even document the results. Maybe it takes me a year but if I close my eyes when I open them I will see the results.


@yuninho thank you very much for voting for me as a witness at because your witness vote helps raise funding indefinitely for projects designed to grow Steem with @budgets and to represent us in any changes to Steem!

We appreciate you letting us know how you found us because it helps to know what works to grow our community!


Great post @jerrybanfield , resteemed and following @tazbaz


@jerrybanfield I want to know what is this vote for witnesses? As I am new I want to understand these basics. Thanks


Daud witnesses are similar to what we think of as miners in other cryptocurrencies. Witnesses produce the blockchain in real time including processing all transactions. The top 20 witnesses receive 260 Steem power a day as a reward while witnesses below the top 20 get paid by votes. Voting for witness is the single most important vote we make and yet the process is overwhelming for most of us.

The ideal solution for the majority of us is to find one person we trust to make all our votes for us and set them as a proxy at because the proxy then takes the time to research witness votes and keep them updated. I see you have made more than 10 witness votes already and appreciate you including me among your votes!


@jerrybanfield Thanks for your concentration on my reply. Yes, I have made 10 votes for witnesses. I have also made one for you.
I have posted a post a few minutes ago on my steemit. I will be happy if you will visit my steemit and will read my post about I need help you.


Hey Jerry great work bro i saw your video on youtube and this is the comment i left there so im reposting it here because you said to leave it on steemit instead and this is the comment and i hope you can help me bro thank you again in advance." I don't believe this I have over 51 video & blog posts on that steemit thing and dtube video platform and I haven't made close to $500 for each video yet. So I don't know what you're doing bro but I wish you would show me step by step to get the same financial results you have . Because I'm having a real hard time making money on this platform. The funny thing is I have 104 subscribers on that platform and it keeps Rising but I'm not getting enough up votes to make the kind of money that you're making and I don't know if it has anything to do with the up votes. Some people say it has a lot to do with the amount of steem you have or steem power is what they call it. I'm new to the platform and I have a few months under my belt already and I still haven't grasped the full understanding of how this whole thing works."


Yes that super amazing man @jerrybanfield genius thank you so.mcuh for sharing this I appreciate that 😊😊


wow a very informative guide. thank you so much @jerrybanfield

Thank You @jerrybanfield for this amazing guide

jerry you are my #1 go to guy when bringing people over to steemit. i share your videos and your tutorials above any other as you are full of energy and to the point. I mention you and share some of your videos in this post as im trying to get more users over who share awesome content. You support would be just amazing on this one so thought i would share.


i just happened to come across this post as i was scrolling at the comment sections of a post that led me here.
i grateful i found this. this really helps me since i'm still a minnow in this platform. i'm definitely going to study each and every tip that you gave in this post. Thank you @jerrybanfield for you dedication. :D

Great asset you are to this community! Followed and resteemed to Best of Steem!

Good of list of reading.

Steem is nice but if you don't post regularly it's hard to get upvotes. I have to keep promoting my posts and asking friends to check it out otherwise I could end up spending hours writing something and not get noticed at all. Thank you for all the tips though mate.


I agree with you @generation
if you don't post regularly it's hard to get upvotes...
I'm new to the Steem community, that's why I say it.
Thank you so much @jerrybanfield!! :D


@generation what gets noticed on Steem versus what gets noticed on Google over the next year may be significantly different. Most bloggers have no hope of a reward through years of blogging while on Steem we do have a chance to get something. When we think of our blogs as a place to be useful to others, then we can let go of how much each post earns in rewards.


Thank you for responding Jerry. You have a very valid point. Now that you mentioned it, some of my older posts (that are months old) have a lot of views and continue to get views :)


let me translate this post to Indonesian language to be able to share knowledge for friends in indonesia @jerrybanfield !!!

Upvote & Resteem....follow @lurehound

Jerry, Excellent Guide. Sharing with two of my daughters who are new to Steem.

OMG @jerrybanfield this is seriously freakin #amazing!
thank you JerryB

~KellyC <3

#JerryB is #AMAZING!


oh yeah I know all about this guy
heres great and totally embodies the spirit of the way steemit wants to be.
a social media platfom for people to just finally be them self instead of a fake avatar of them self for the rest of the world and doing nothing in the end for the figure but now the whole script if flipped and its a world of opportunity for the quality to rise t the top and the fake BS to fall buy the way side buy the natural order of the new ecosystem, Steemonomics.
lol I keep coming up with these great steem word mashups
that would be a cool post is a list of them and if we could do it do it could be updated on the reg as people come up with new ones
but yeah Jerry Banfield is the shizznet
keep up the good work @jerrybanfield


o yeah @klizo I like that idea def should do that
#steemonomics is awesome!
how about

thanks for sharing your experience and also thanks for great tutorials update which is helpful to all of steemit user. you are really doing a great job to help new steemians and we are really waiting for your update tutorials and I'm glad to see your post.

Thanks for such an insightful and detailed article!

I'm deleting my comments.
Being down voted by Content censoring whales sucks
and hurts minnows who only earn 0.01 per post/comment anyhow
This whale BS will kill STEEM imho


Fred Steem is only a disappointment for us when we set our expectations unrealistically. I earned next to nothing on 500 blog posts and hundreds of videos my first several YEARS trying to make a contribution online. When we expect to jump onto Steem with no audience or investment and earn money without any previous blogging experience writing mostly self interested posts and then we leave calling Steem a failure, our own expectations failed us. All of my friends that have repeatedly made an effort on Steem have succeeded in having a least one post earn thousands of USD dollars in rewards even without my upvote or support. All of my friends that expected huge payouts, called Steem a failure, and gave up missed out on the majority of the opportunity.

Our lives are what we make of them and a lot of us quit trying right when we are about to succeed. I felt tempted to quit on Steem myself right before the price explosion and fortunately I have done that so many times in other endevours I did not make the same mistake again.

Fortunately we can always come back and try again on Steem even if giving up in disappointment at first.


I'm deleting my comments.
Being down voted by Content censoring whales sucks
and hurts minnows who only earn 0.01 per post/comment anyhow
This whale BS will kill STEEM imho

upvote and reestemed ♥
following you


kindly follow me

amazing guide for every member of stemit! love to see these type article ! that mind blowing followed you! you are beneficial to us!

Thank you Jerry for all your hard work & amazing videos! They have been so valuable to me in helping me understand steemit better! I appreciate it! :) - Liz Lemon (Canada)

wow @jerrybanfield so much information in this post, thank you :D

I'm new here and even if my vote will not do much I think this is a very great work! just voted you as a witness

Hi! Really need help on how to use this.

Omg! @jerrybanfield.. You actually took your time to compile this long list!... This is great, your support towards the minnows is 100% appreciated. I follow your tutorials on YouTube, you really make everything look easy... Thank you very much.

Keep Steeming

Great information
Thanks for it
I will read every one them
So that I can be a good author who writes quality ppsts

Thanks for your post.

Thanks a lot... Wish I can be like those who can share good post or blog ... and by reading this post ... sharing like this gives me more hope that I can make it someday ...

I think this post is very useful for steem member & thanks to share this content with us.

wow, great guide jerry... will follow you and will re-steem this so that i can always look back and re-look at your wowsers guide... so many for me as a minnow to learn...

I'm a little lost on the 'witness' function. Still too deep for me to grasp.

Amazing shot friend

Thanks for the great's really helpful....thanks for sharing your experience


Thanks for this article @jerrybanfield
I learnt alot
I found this very helpful and educational💯

thanks for the information

Hello jerry. I know this is off topic but i have issues with my steem. Last week, i forward 29.9 steem over @poloniex hoping it would then be monetized. I badly needed that money but it did not came to my steem wallet over poloniex. I felt bad though because I sent a ticket to them on their community support and I still did not get any response. I thought they got over this type of problem. I also ranted in twitter a lot. I tagged them asking for an answer.still no response. What shall i do?


@gailbelga thank you for sharing your experience with @poloniex because maybe it will prevent another of us from having the same issue. What you described is normal with Poloniex and I see you are already using @bittrex which is much more reliable for transactions. I avoid Poloniex today because of what you described. In a month or more the transaction may just appear out of nowhere and might be worth much more than today!


You are welcome Jerry. I also want others to be aware of this. I hope that happens. Thank you so much! 😊

It's very interesting post, learned a lot, upvoted!

already followed. this post is really helpful especially to newbie like me, I am still confused and wandering through steemit. But a guide from someone like you makes it easier to understand what steemit is all about. :)

Wow man that was great seriously ..
although im a student of medicine but i learned alot from your videos on youtube , dtube and tips on Steem <3
Thank u so much Man <3

thanks alot sir..actually for the new comers to this platform dont have a way to learn this is a great support to them..i have learnt alot by reading your has been a immense support for me to grow up this way..thanks alot :)

Wow! So many resources in one post. @jerrybanfield, thanks for sharing this. I'll surely resteem this for my amazing followers.

steemit will goes maximum in future.

great post that eveyone should apply

I am a new comer to this platform and we miss a proper way to learn the basics of this.So I have learnt things by reading the posts like this.And still I am learning the basics.But these posts are very helpful to beginners like us.Thank you very much for sharing these things with us

thanks for giving us information

very good stuff

Excellent friend that I have my vote, that I invite to go through my blog, I just published something about the divine shepherdess, that help me with your vote, greetings

@jerrybanfield I followed you on youtube from 2017 and recently I got found a video on your youtube channel and you said that you will help new steem user so I'm new on steem with 32 position.So if you help me it will be so great.

I would love to visit there. Great article!

it would be great if steemit had the option to save a post as favourite, and order them somehow because...what a manual!

This should be made into a pdf and spread far and wide across the platforms. What an informative post this turns out to be.

My best picks from the lot are:

23,349 Views from Google on 1 Steem Post?


What is the best time to post on Steemit?

Wow! Thank you so much for this!

Helpfull post dear brother

Nice post. Thanks for sharing the information.

Great guide article. Thanks for article.

What a great and comprehensive list! I'm honour to be once again included, thanks for all your worked helping everyone here on steemit.


@phelimint thank you for noticing!

Thanks for sharing great tutorial...

friend, I can not read your post all that long, but I just can resteem it ,,, nantu upvote my blog friend ya. because I've been following your post now.

Great information... Love this guy!!!!

How are you

WOW! "Everything You Need/Want To Know About Steemit...But Were Afraid To Ask"! And the summaries help to pick and choose which topics to read further on. Thank you from a noobi!

Thanks for a most useful document. I have noticed that my vote does not seem to apply on many occasions when I try to upvote posts. Can you explain why this should happen?

This post very interesting.useful to me.Thanks for sharing@jerrybanfield..and if you have a time please visit my block brother.

@jerrybanfield Thanks for the greate post. There i differently multiple post i need to look into as a new steemit user!
I have one question, that i can't seem to figure out based on the posts and my google search. Does it make sense (financial) to become a steem witness now?

This is very informative....thanks@jerrybanfield. Always live reading through your post because they are always unique

What a post!

What a wonderful job you do informing all of us on what we need to help make this platform even greater. : )

Nice post

it was so amazing one.:)

" Steemit Authors Earn 37% More Steem with 50/50 Payout! When we choose the 50/50 payout option on our Steemit posts, we earn 37% more than with the 100% Steem Power payout because Steem Dollars or SBD are actually worth today $1.69 on the market! Would you continue reading to see why and how to quickly change SBD into Steem and/or any other cryptocurrency? "

You should change the actual price there of the SBD!

Thanks for the information! :D

I transfer you twice 0.5sbd but not vote to me at 18 hours later. Why? Please black to 1sbd.

As always, tremendously valuable info. Thanks Jerry!

Great post @jerrybanfield resteemed and upvoted, I followed you

Thank you Jerry :)’s already late night in here. I want to read it from top to finish. I know I will learn a lot in this post and most of my questions will be answer. 🙏 thank you @jerrybanfield.

Two things-

A) Had to upvote you for landing on 666 upvotes (I'm not even religious, just superstitious apparently lol). And more importantly -

B) Holy hell, this is helpful. I have a few friends that I was trying to get on the platform and I will definitely be referring them here before anything else. It's definitely a little daunting at first but guides like this make it seem like the information is way more available and easy to access.

Great post, thank you!


@harrisonmir thank you for the upvote and for letting me know this is a post you will share with friends because that confirms how I hoped it would be used is happening!

Too much important information. Thank you for sharing with us @jerrybanfield

Thanks for information

How much minimum suggest for your upvote.

Hey bro I am really like you but you not like me
So please chak my post

Very nice post your posts, make me motivated. I wait for your next posting.
Stop in my post and comment let me have your suggestion, thank you.

I have 25 sbd i want delegation steem for month .plz tell me the mathd to this

Hi, this is a lot of information, thanks for sharing, i don't know you but i can see that you care for this platform and his people, i follow you and you got my upvote, is not much but someday it will be

Regards from Venezuela

You got a 44.95% upvote from @postpromoter courtesy of @laurabanfield! Want to promote your posts too? Check out the Steem Bot Tracker website for more info. If you would like to support development of @postpromoter and the bot tracker please vote for @yabapmatt for witness!

Thank you @laurabanfield for making a transfer to me for an upvote of 56.97% on this post! Half of your bid goes to @budgets which funds growth projects for Steem like our top 25 posts on Steem! The other half helps holders of Steem power earn about 60% APR on a delegation to me! For help, will you please visit because I check my discord server daily? To learn more about Steem, will you please use because this URL forwards to my most recently updated complete Steem tutorial?

Very informative guide, thank you for it!

Bookmarked this post, there is a lot of useful information for me as a newbie. Thanks a lot of this grear post.

wow @jerrybanfield. Thanks for making this. I've only been participating since December so I need all of this info. I invested $1000 into steem so my goal is to become a great community member and help it grow. I will follow your instructions to vote you as a witness. Really appreciate your efforts to teach us. I will devour this stuff lol. I live in Orlando so I'm happy you are doing your thing in St Pete.

Hello Mr. Banfield! Hope you're having a great time!
I was wasting my time around another social network, and I found a ad about you and Steem. I must say it was really inspiring and encouraging... so here I am. I thank you for taking a time to be such a good guide for some of us around the world. Also, you let me know I can count on you anytime I have a doubt, or if I need some advise.
You have no idea how helpful it might be for some people like me... surely you will...
See you around!

Thanks so much for including my post in this I know it will really help lots of new users get started. This is great and I will look for some other posts from other users to send your way so you can add them to

thank you for your post. i have watched your videos. But i don't aphew understand. So repeat whatching.

i think dtube and steemit are great platform where you don't need to be celebraty and famous can get well reward for your thoughts and creativity.

Wow, this certainly is about 40 minutes of reading, but what an absolute goldmine of information on SteemIt. Followed, UpVoted, Resteemed and voted you as a witness! Thanks!

About Me: My blog is mostly about how to make passive income using cryptocurrencies. I'm working on a ton of how to videos/articles that will be continually launched over the next few weeks. Check it out if you get a chance, I'd appreciate any follows, and upvotes!

A lot of thanks jerry... resteem and upvote man.

Thank you for your information. Really helpful

Thanks for this information!

i'm really new in steemit and you are really helpfull by your post and your video also.thank you

Huge contribution to our project, great work)))

That are a ton of tutorials. I remember when I started with SteemIt and read only tutorials, tips and FAQs for 2 days xD

Hi @jerrybanfield, I found you on youtube and I was a bit skeptic about earning money on steemit, I created my account for the freedom of speech the platform gives us. Once I saw your videos it made me also confident to invest! Since mathematics is not a personal opinion it all started making sense. I haven't even finished the post yet and I found so much useful info. Thanks !!!!

I read a bunch of these articles you have suggested... but I can't seem to find the answers to my question.

WHY ARE REDFISH VOTES NOT WORTH ANYTHING AT 90% VP when they have 1SP and are delegated 14 by @steem? shouldnt their vote be worth something??

Why was the steem power delegation to new users cut in half January 8th?

Is steemit falling apart, if the new users struggle we will see the number of abandoned accounts keep growing!

This is a great collection of material. There is just always more to learn about Steem.

It looks like I have a lot more reading to do!