Steem Basic Income - Member Upvotes Drive Sustainability (14 May 2018)

Steem Basic Income

Steem Basic Income is a social experiment to bring a basic income to as many Steemians as possible. Members join by sponsoring others into the program. Steem Basic Income is delivered through providing regular upvotes to member content.

Many of our members use the #steembasicincome tag for their contests, so check there for contests that we might not have resteemed!

Still Going Strong

We are up to six pools, so your upvotes could come from @steembasicincome, @sbi2, @sbi3, @sbi4, @sbi5, @sbi6, or @sbi7. We currently have 2200 members that have posted within the last 28 days, and many more members that have not. Unfortunately the members that are not posting are not receiving upvotes. There are currently 12743 'shares' in the program, and it grows every day.

Support from Members

Thank you all for your support! Upvotes that we receive from members are an essential component to keep delivering a sustainable basic income!

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All members that upvote consistently are rewarded with a bonus increase in their voting weight. To get the best benefit, we recommend using @steemvoter or @steemauto.

We have been working very hard to be consistent with your updates so that members can achieve close to a full bonus without needing to upvote comments. I'm looking forward to the improvements that will come with full automation!

We have been using some of the fixed-return upvoting services again, and you can see some impact in the chart. It definitely helps boost long-term sustainability, as you can see in our 28-day SP rewards, which are gently up-trending again:

@steemsql DB, with visualization in Power BI


If you want to get involved, or to increase the share of basic income that you receive, enrollment is very straightforward:

Just send 1 STEEM to @steembasicincome. Include the name of a Steemian to sponsor in the transaction memo (preceded by @). You and the person you sponsor will each receive 1 share in the program. You can sponsor any active Steemian, it does not have to be a current member.

If you're unclear, please check out our full transaction memo guidelines and then let us know if you have any questions.

The official currency for enrollment is STEEM. We are not currently accepting SBD for enrollments.


Steem Basic Income is designed by @josephsavage, and developed in collaboration with @earthnation. We are grateful for their early support, both in brainstorming ideas for improvement and in providing funding for our massively complex automation requirements. Learn more about Earth Nation on their web page at


Please read our recently published FAQ. Most questions are addressed in our FAQ or in the additional resources that it suggests. If you still have questions, ask in the comments section or join us in our discord channel.


Sent 2 steem and sponsored @dobartim and @nanocheeze

Its a nice initiative and I totally reccomend it for anyone looking to consistently make a little residual income.

I want to increase my stock, hopefully I can get more votes,

Keep watching for and entering contests!


@SteemBasicIncome its good we are posting and trying to get upvote and stay with steemit.

Thanks for your support!

Welcome :)

this is such a great initiative and id like to get onboard but @steembasicincome can you sponsor yourself?

You cannot sponsor yourself, but sometimes you can find other members that will exchange sponsorship with you.

Can't people multi-account and sponsor their alts?

Yes, that does happen. We don't have any explicit rule against that, so long as the alts are posting original content and not plagiarism.

It seems I forgot to put the @ symbol before I put the user names when I enrolled 4 people yesterday. I just want to make sure they were still enrolled. Thanks

All the enrollments from yesterday I am working on now. I will make sure they are processed correctly and added to our data capture if it did not pick them up with the @ missing.

Excellent project, I am part of it for some actions that we grant @danielfs, I have received a vote of sbi6, more have not been ascending

You should be getting upvotes on every post. I'm not showing any vote fails in that pool, and I do see upvotes on your most recent posts.

I'm sure the future of our project more successful, good luck

Thank you for your support!

Hmmm., so anyone can sponsor anyone right? As long as I just send 1 steem per person?

And yeah, just read the FAQ. I think I will be using it on my food contest.

Mmmm food contests are always so enticing!

Yes, anyone can sponsor anybody.

Got it. Thanks!

Impressive how this initiative keeps growing! As well it should-- this is one of the best community based initiatives in Steemit.

Thanks for you continual support!

Interesante,Excelente,Oportuno y Favorable proyecto para los Steemianos! Agradecida, creo que servirá para mantener y fortalecer Steemit , así como sumar muchísimos más Steemianos ....ÉXITOS

Oh, thanks for this story. I'm a teacher trying to help grow team #rwanda.
Hopefully I will be able to benefit from you.
Thanks. I'm now following you.

If you need a boost to get you started, we recommend you check out the awesome contests hosted by our members.

Thanks for the update. Receiving a share of SBI is like money in the bank, except you're worth more. 😂

All members that upvote consistently are rewarded with a bonus increase in their voting weight. To get the best benefit, we recommend using @steemvoter or @steemauto.

Hi, currently i receive $0.05 upvote :)

But, what posts? @steembasicincome posts?

Oh no! I've fallen off the leaderboard!

Uh oh! What now?

I dunno! I keep upvoting, but it's possible I just don't ...have... enough ...SP!

That's possible.

@sbi4 Someday soon we'll all be able to self sustain on our SBI incomes!

Sir @steembasicincome if i use your tag in my content then @steembasicincome will upvote my post?

No, you don't have to use any tag to get upvotes from steembasicincome.

You have one share in pool 6 (sbi6), this is the account which is upvoting you with 1% upvote weight.
Your posting frequency with 15 posts over the last seven days reduces the weight you get per post. But your posts are over the dust threshold, so you are getting paid out the same per week from steembasicincome.

To get more from the program you just need basically more shares. Either start upvoting posts from @steembasicincome with services like or to receive bonus shares or sponsor steemians or get sponsored. Simple as that.

Can you ad my post to the list? Only saw this now il be using the tag for a while till i am a bit bigger, i like the idee and hope to see it grow and gain more support

Which list are you asking about? You don't have to use our tag to be upvoted, you just need to be enrolled in the program. If you enrolled and did not receive an upvote, it's possible your enrollment had not been processed yet.

Wow! Great work steembasicincome! Your post has appeared on the hot page after 46min with 367 votes.

This post has received votes totaling more than $50.00 from the following pay for vote services:

minnowbooster upvote in the amount of $48.61 STU, $68.19 USD.
lays upvote in the amount of $3.56 STU, $4.99 USD.
bumper upvote in the amount of $1.13 STU, $1.59 USD.

For a total calculated value of $53 STU, $75 USD before curation, with a calculated curation of $13 USD.

This information is being presented in the interest of transparency on our platform and is by no means a judgement as to the quality of this post.

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