Ok... the amount of times I have been asked this question.... is crazy! Here is the video for all of you!
My top tips to succeed on Steemit :
1. Add value to the platform ( either by being content creator or commentator)
2. Bring new people to the platform
3. Build Your reputation
4. Build relationships
5. BE PATIENT
6. Earn money
Unfortunately without either of those points, you will not last long on steemit and won't make money. All of the points come together and are as important as each other.
Steemit is a community and a new social media platform where you are rewarded for your time and efforts.
Become part of the community, don't just chase money.
Nothing is life is easy, everyone who makes money - has worked hard and long.