Get Upvotes or Earn Passively.. Your Choice!
After weeks of pondering and debating, I finally decided to pull the plug and create an upvote bot for my account. I was hesitant to do this because quite frankly it seemed daunting. It’s been a few years.. okay maybe 5 or 6… since I took my last programming and Linux courses. And even back then I wasn’t very good at it.
But with the help of a programmer that I’ve worked with in the past, and some help from @yabapmatt (owner of www.SteemBotTracker.com and @potspromoter), I got the script uploaded to my server, tweaked it, and it's working perfectly. Speaking of, the code I used for my upvote bot comes directly from @yabapmatt and @postpromoter. I felt good about this decision because @postpromoter has always been one of my favorite upvote bots to use. Plus, Matt is constantly updating the code with new features.
How Does The Bot Work?
So I guess you want all the juicy details, huh? The @brandonfrye upvote bot will have the following parameters which I carefully considered before launching…
Minimum Post Age: 20 Minutes
Max Post Age: 3.5 Days
Upvote Comments: Yes
Bot Leaves Comment: Yes
Minimum Bid: 0.05 Steem or SBD
Maximum Bid: 999 Steem or SBD
ROI Limit: -10%
Refund Bids: Yes (for unaccepted bids)
Anti Spam: Yes (sharing data with Cheetah, SteemCleaners, etc.)
Note: These settings will be adjusted over time as needed. I know that as we get more and more Steem Power delegated to the bot, we'll need to increase the minimum bid.
How Do I Get An Upvote?
That’s easy. Just send your bid (currently minimum of 0.05 SBP or Steem) to @brandonfrye with your post link in the memo field. Each bidding round lasts approx. 2 hours and 24 minutes. Your percentage of the upvote will be determined on how well you bid against others. And you will receive your upvote once the bidding round is over.
Be sure to check www.SteemBotTracker.com for current bids and voting times. I will be providing them access to my bot's API for accuracy.
How Can I Earn Passively From Your Bot?
This is the fun part and really one of the biggest reasons why I wanted to take on this project. Not only can we share the love to others through gratitude on their posts with upvotes, but those who have some Steem Power to spare can earn passively by delegating to the @brandonfrye bot.
Here’s how it works…
Delegate a minimum of 50 Steem Power to the bot and earn Steem and SBD directly to your wallet every single day. Doesn’t get much more passive than that!
I will leave some links below to those of you who want to delegate to the bot but don’t know exactly how to do it. All you have to do is click on one of the links below, insert your username on the next screen, then confirm your delegation through SteemConnect.
Delegate 50 SP to the Bot
Delegate 75 SP to the Bot
Delegate 100 SP to the Bot
Delegate 200 SP to the Bot
Delegate 500 SP to the Bot
Delegate 1,000 SP to the Bot
Delegate 2,000 SP to the Bot
Delegate 5,000 SP to the Bot
You can also change the delegation amount to anything you like after you click one of the links above. The more you delegate, the more you’ll earn. Just keep in mind that anything less than 50 SP is not recommended as it will bring you such small returns. Also, you should keep (at a minimum) 20 SP in your account so you have enough bandwidth.
How Much Will I Earn From Delegating to Your Bot
The short answer is that you will earn significantly more than you would if you simply used your Steem Power for curation. There's also zero risk with delegating to the bot because we never have access to your money and you can take it back at anytime. This means that everything you earn is pure profit!
Obviously, the actual amounts on returns are not yet available as we've just launched. But I can tell you that the bot is paying out 80% of it's bids to investors/delegators (that's huge!). We will also be tracking all earnings and making this information available at a later date. This way we will know an estimate of what to expect if you delegate say.. 100 SP over the course of a month... or... 1,000 SP over the period of a year. I love data so you can count on me bringing that to you soon. :)
So Whats Next?
I really want to do so much more with this bid bot than just provide upvotes and pay investors. My plan is to find a Steem project (or community) to raise funds for. There are so many great things that I would like to contribute to.. and now we will all be able to help. Not only will we be providing a service to help minnows build their Steemit accounts, we'll also be helping investors, all while supporting great causes within the Steem ecosystem.
The next step is to get in contact with @yabapmatt to let him know that the bot is ready to be added to www.SteemBotTracker.com. Right now is a great time to bid as this bot is currently unkown and you will have little competition. Plus, the minimum bid is super low! As we gain more Steem Power from delegators we'll need to increase the minimum bid amount accordingly.
UPDATE: The bot has now been added to https://steembottracker.com and is connected to my API for accurate pricing. I've also created a video letting you know (in more detail) why I decided to create an upvote bot and how I went about it. This video is super helpful if you're considering creating a bot for yourself. See that video here
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