6 tips that guarantee your success on SteemIt

in steemit •  2 years ago

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!

1. Curating

Curation rewards are negligible for most people (especially new users). You shouldn't vote more than 20 times a day with the current implementation, so if you stay below or around that number, you're fine. Voting a LOT more than 20 times is wasting energy that was best spent elsewhere.

2. Quality and frequency of publications

This is most important long-term factor, by far! If you ignore all other tips and only focus on this, you will still achieve success eventually. Adding the other strategies will accelerate your success though.

You should probably shoot for at least 2 high quality publications per week. But what is quality content? Quality content is original, well written, well structured, attractive and effective content about something you're passionate about. It's best not to go above 4 publications per day to avoid receiving reduced rewards.

Examples of high quality:

  • Your creations (application, website, drawings, video logs).
  • Articles about health, psychology, life lessons.
  • Tutorials.

3. Commenting

This is a very overlooked factor. Many people never comment or don't comment enough. That is a very big mistake! Commenting is probably the second most important factor to success on SteemIt.

Commenting makes you much more money than curation rewards and will also get you new followers, new friends, education and satisfaction. From now on never skip the opportunity to comment. It doesn't matter if it's a long or short comment, what the quality of the comment is. Don't be afraid to have fun, make jokes and sometimes invest a lot of time to help someone in the comments or start an interesting discussion!

4. Content promotion

In the beginning this could accelerate your road to success drastically! Even if you lose some money in the short-term, you will likely earn it all back many more times because of all the extra exposure it gives you. The question you need to ask yourself is how valuable your time is. You can absolutely build up your account without ever investing SBD in content promotion.

5. Time of publication

This is probably another overlooked factor. As you might or might not have suspected, the best days to publish your content are Monday-Thursday. On weekends there's seems to be less activity. The best time to publish is a time where the most people in America, Europe and Asia are awake and are most likely to have to access to SteemIt.

6. Footer

Another factor that's overlooked many times is having an original footer below your post that reminds people to vote, comment, follow & resteem. Ideally you have your own logo or something that makes people remember and recognize you.

Conclusion

If you follow all these tips it's almost guaranteed you will achieve success, in a more efficient fashion and in a shorter period of time. Good luck and we're looking forward to your publications!


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@xpilar Thanks! Your follow didn't register though.

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Thanks for info, follow is ok now

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Did you forget to click or was there an actual bug? If there was a bug it could be helpful to others.

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It was a bug

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Did it keep loading or give an error that "transaction could not be completed" or something?

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Pressed the follow, everything seemed to be correct.
Was aware of it when you said

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Let's hope it doesn't happen to other users a lot then, that would be terrible. Then thousands of authors are missing followers :)

Sunday seems quite a busy day on Steemit. And yes, commenting is awesome as long as you don't spam the network + it gains you and commented person much more connection, so they will probably follow you. But persistence and consistence is the key part.

These are great tips! I'm really new here, and would like to build up a following while also curating and upvoting content. I want to be a PART of the community. Just going through the various posts, I am blown away at some of what is created here. It's absolutely amazing!

As somebody who is new to this platform I really appreciate this post, thank you!

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If you want to receive future updates, don't forget to follow :)

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Done!

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I am the same. Just trolling through posts about how to work my way around steemit, anything type of tutorial information is so helpful! thankyou!

I think success his very difficult in life.
if you are hardworker so expected in success his near

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Lol but you don't have a footer.

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Look again :)

A footer is something at the bottom of the article or web page. I have one, it's not the greatest though, i'll admit that.

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I see a line of text. Am I missing something? I thought you were trying to say a graphic footer.

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A footer includes all data below a certain line as far as i know. So text and images all count :)

An image or even your original logo is much better of course. But since i'm a programmer i stay away from graphics design to prevent people from vomiting ;)

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Fair enough. What you really should focus on vs what a footer is or not is to put some form of call to action in your post.

You did, you should just make it unique. That was more for your readers than you.

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Sorry for sounding like an asshole. I tell you what, I'll make you a footer and send you a follow since I was a shit head. That sound good?

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No problem, oh you didn't follow yet? Shame on you :p

Do you have some experience with logo design or something then? You don't have to do it, only if you like doing it.

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I'll just jump in right here, since you said we should always look for commenting opportunities. upvoted and followed

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Thanks for the share...

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Yup! It works a lot!

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Thank you! that's so great. Personally I like to add as many accesories as I can to my text!

Great tips to success. Thank you. Your insights are logical and applicable.

Thanx for share this.
I'm still trying to find the time to actually put some hours here.
Ill try to keep in mind these tips.

Upvoted already and commented it, cannot promote though :(

Good luck!!!!

Thank you for this great post! Upvoted.

Thanks for the insights. I will try to apply these into my own content as well :)

Good post, thanks.

Thanks for this article! I'm a newbie. I read somewhere else that curation is good. I guess I'll have to look further. I try to comment more.

Quite interesting .i just upvoted and resteem this post

Good tips! I appreciate the advice!

Thank you for this article. I found it very helpful and a steemit member.
whoop whoop!

Great post! It surely helps for a newbie like me. Thanks much.

Taking your advice and leaving a comment. Lol. I actually thought it was a good article. Thanks for sharing.
Followed, upvoted and resteemed

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Thanks, i upvoted your comment so you can buy a house with the $0.00 :)

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Amen to that. :) Feel free to follow back.

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Just followed you. I like your bio. Don't know if it's allowed on steemit, but you look really pretty

This was very helpful, thank you!

Do key words (tags) make a big difference too ?

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Hmm good question. I wouldn't say big, but it can certainly only help if you pick the proper tags. I have no real guidelines except for picking popular ones that make sense for your post. In the end it only adds a little bit of extra exposure (only the people that explicitly browse that tag that would otherwise not see your post).

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Thanks for the info you put out : resteemed, upvoted and following your page.

Great reminders!

Could you do a post on how you manage your rewards ? Do you convert immediately your STEEM dollars to STEEM or STEEM POWER ? Are you holding on to your STEEM or exchanging it for other cryptos ? Thanx!

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There is so much information out there already, i don't think there's that much to add anymore. Having STEEM POWER is actually quite useless until you have well over 10,000. If you want to invest you should just buy STEEM at the right price and preferably keep the key offline. If you want to earn with content then you could invest in promoting your content through SteemIt itself.

Nice post for newbies! I Resteemit and Upvoted.
I followed you please follow me 🔙 if possible?

Good, sensible tips and they apply both on Steemit and any other blog.

Great tips! Thanks for sharing.

Thank you for these useful tips

Great post and thanks for the advice. I am starting tomorrow with my first video but it will not be out till the evening which like you say is not the best time but it's when I can. Thanks and Followed. DR

As always: don't forget to follow and resteem

Is that the footer.

nice....you deserve resteem and upvote...

Great article; thanks for the tips.

That sounded very good. Always looking for wisdom to direct my efforts.

"If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct." (Ecclesiastes 10:10)

Thank you.

Very useful. Thanks

Some useful advice.

upvoted! Nice collection of areas to focus on, pretty much confirms what I am already following (from earlier experience with social media centralized "stacks").

I find it a bit problematic to outright discourage curating because that seems a bit short-sighted: Steem is not only and not even primarily about making money but about having fun ad about interaction -- also, where would your own upvotes -- hence rewards -- com from if everybody started to follow your advice and "not vote"...?

Also, for real quality content, you may want to watch your spelling and grammar (on weekends, not "in", *time is spent, not "spend", auxiliary clauses are separated by commas & more)...

Some people may not want to up-vote your content if it's badly written, so this might also hurt one's posting success. (Again, I still gave you a courtesy upvote here.)

A good starting point might be this current Steemit post here: https://steemit.com/writing/@dragonslayer109/improve-your-writing-avoid-awkward-sentences

Please note, I am not a native English-speaker either! I am proof of some success and reasonable levels of language quality being achievable though -- even if it's a foreign language...

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Thanks for letting me know about the spelling mistakes! Fixed them. I always try to be decent with the spelling & grammar, but after a few hours i'm usually out of energy and just want to publish the content. I'm also a technical guy and don't care about things like language or graphical design. Also, as i mentioned before to someone, i don't want to spend 50 hours on every article to make it perfect. I will remember the corrections you made for the future, thank you very much!

About the curating thing: the main point is that you shouldn't be curating for hours and hours every day to make money from it. Of course it's fine to upvote 10, 20 or 30 posts a day to feel you rewarded the content creators. Most people don't realize just how bad the rewards are and not only invest way too much time on it, they also don't understand the algorithms at all. In fact the power of most people is so small that they can't even reward content creators anywhere near $0.01 and almost always get rewarded <0.001 SP. But you're certainly right that i shouldn't discourage people for voting on content altogether :)

P.S.: sometimes i'm on SteemIt way too long and write while being exhausted, you might recognize the experience ;)

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yes, I know that feeling :)

Okay, got it -- then you weren't advising against curating in general, after all. Noted. -- I just want to keep the conversation on Steemit going and not have people feel discouraged from voting, for all our benefits on here.

You're right though, @calamus056, in that it would be unreasonable to spend hours on end just voting (as some of today's smartphone kiddies might, indeed, do -- failed to see that, 'cause that's not me...)

Keep up the good work & good luck here on Steemit!

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Let me be a wise ass this time: it's not Steem, it's SteemIt ;)

STEEM is the currency/the name of the blockchain and SteemIt is the blogging platform which is the first application of the STEEM blockchain.

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I know (see post, where I used it correctly) -- did I mix it up somewhere else?

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ah, second line -- there it is. Fixed.

Thanks.

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" I just want to keep the conversation on Steem going and not have people feel discouraged from voting, for all our benefits on here." ;)

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Thank you for the information, thanks to you I became more understanding

Thanks for this. It helps us newbies that still feel a little overwhelmed!

Have you done some research into Content promotion, above (4)? Do you happen to have any numbers or samples?

Also, I wonder if it is smart (necessary?) to keep Steem Power or if "powering down" will negatively affect overall account performance (some say you may safely power-down as long as you stay active with upvoting and commenting plus have a decent number of followers). Any insights on or experience with that?

Thanks again!

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Yeah promoted content experiments are ongoing. In fact am writing about it in my daily blog which will be published in a minute.

Having STEEM POWER isn't so useful unless you have at least 10's of thousands of it. The system is very discouraging to new (poor) users. Of course reducing your SP will effect your power & curation rewards, but as mentioned before most people won't notice any rewards anyway. For most people it's advised to focus on publishing quality content to increase followers and start powering down when you are satisfied with the weekly payment you'll receive for the next 13 weeks.

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that's some good insight, thank you. It helps making sense of how this is supposed to go down in real life -- as you said, that system already seems discouraging to noobs (and I also wonder how many on here do, indeed, have that significant a Steem Power that all this really starts to matter).

Good to know that it's not just me finding this a bit arcane -- I am willing to give it a shot though and am curious to see how it all plays out :)

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https://steemd.com/distribution shows that about 1% of the users own about 95% of the money. So you can see SteemIt isn't that revolutionary since the little guy is still getting screwed. But maybe if SteemIt is still around in 10 years it all balances out.

Good post, I think a light went up for me. Cool idea about a footer and logo.You Follow.JPG
Are you following?

Thank you for the tips will certainly use it!

Thanks for the tips mate! I will invest some time into creating a footer for myself. Good post! Upvoted and followed

Thank you. We need all the help we can get. It needs to get planted in our memory until the fog has lifted. Thanks again and all the best.

Very helpful calamus056. I will be following these tips. :)

Thanks for sharing.upvoted and resteemed😊

Great tips, upvoted and resteemed!

Thank you for the valuable information for us newbies! Have a great day my friend! :)

Nice. Thanks for the article. Working on my Logo and Footer now...

Thanks for these tips!
P.S.
Try Snappa for easy made graphics...I tried a free trial & use it all the time now. I am no graphic artist.

Thank you for improving my steemit education @calamus056

Have a great day/night

just received approval from steemit few minutes ago. Congrat!.. this is my first reading and comment on steemit.. thanks!!

Nice tips. Maybe the layout could be better and maybe a "single site website"-look perhaps if possible? The current version is also very clear and working... just saying :)

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I don't get paid well enough yet to work over 10 hours on my articles :)

The current quality is certainly good enough, but not perfect indeed. Thanks for the critique though.

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Oh :D

Great article! Thank you for the suggestions! No more mass liking anymore! Sorry I'm just a noob lol

Thanks for the tips (straight to the point), I will follow them right away! I'm new to Steem, so the road ahead is long...

Good article. I think steem really has the opportunity to become HUGE. I left facebook a long time ago but steemit might be the one for me.

hey great post hopefully this will help me out im new.

Really Helpful article, especially to a newbie like myself. Thanks!

Hi
Im new to steemit my profile is just being accepted
Thx for the tips, i will definitly use them !
Have a good day !

It's great stuff that you put over here, Highly appreciated

Yeah it matters if upvotes are still counting

lastly nice article ......

Thank you for advise !

Nice post, not too long and straight to the point, upvoted!

thanks mate for all this info....still trying to get my head around this new thing...im based in thailand at the moment......upvoted,followed and resteemed...

When you realize the most effective way to earn STEEM is to submit a story about the strategy to earn STEEM.

Feels good man.

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Yeah super effective at $1 a day, it won't be long before i can buy a castle!

Great Introductory article. Many Thanks

Useful thank you for sharing it, but not all users want to write articles. I just want to read it and enjoy my free time.

Thanks for the simple and informative article. Much appreciated!

Thanks for the Content ... Upvote ...!!!

Just upvoted this as newbie. It's in fact the first article that I'm reading on this forum and actually a good kickstart workaround to upload constructive material here. Hopefully you can expect some interesting stuff soon from this Dutch cheesehead ;)

thanks for your effort!
do you think stories about bad trading decisions would be appreciated?
i am kind of an expert :-)

Thanks for the good tips.I just joined on June 2nd and these are really helpful to me.

Great post! I would have never known that commenting was so valuable! Thanks

Enjoyable article!

Very informative, i'm glad I read this. It's my fist day and I had already made about 5 or 6 posts. Guess I should slow it down a bit. Still trying to get used to the platform. Love it so far.

Simple and to the point. Thaks for breaking the "wtf am i doing" down.

Thanks for the wonderful guide. We are noobs but we love the community here!

A good and simple way for introducing this platform for new people.
Special kudos for integrating the fun side ( comments, debating, finding new topics, learning), the creative side ( brainstorming, writing, posting, creating new original topics and ideas) and last but not least the financial side ( how to get rewarded by commenting and curating ).
Again, good job, very simple, understandable and precise.

Nicely put together, I'm attempting to do these things as best I can, the promotions are tricky and I've been tryin to time it where I don't have to spend over 6dollars to get on top page, don't think I'll be able to do that, by chance..thanks for your time to put together this post, followed, voted and resteemed^ check out one of my series I do weekly here:https://steemit.com/movies/@larutanton/starman-vol-1-final-episode-004-will-starman-survive

If your new and like my series please follow and we will have plenty of fun together!

this was a good read!

Thanks for the quick useful tips. Helps newbies like me :)

Thank you for the great tips. I am new to all this. Look forward to your other posts.

Great post,good advice ,thanks. upvoted and followed

Hallo ich glaube mir ist da ein Licht aufgegangen
Ich danke dir für diese wertvollen Tipps

Danke, Danke! I did not know of that Monday-Thursday deal, also, what's the best time then to catch all those Northern Hemisphere people? I'm from the Antipodes myself XD

Just on the Original content, I've been told that the size of the post is a big deal! My own chapters of my story have been too large many have told me :/ c'est la vie! But I'm putting your advice to work asap, in fact I am already ;)

great article. thanks for sharing this.

Cool post. Thank you for sharing. Upvoted and followed. Please follow back and check me out @tahloks when you have a chance


Last Tip is Great!

Thanks, very helpful guide. I placed my first posts and think that steem has a lot of potential. Especially the formatting possibilities are great. On fb it is very limited. Once when influencers will find out about steem and register, this platform will explode.

thanks for the information

写得很好,很有用。谢谢!

Excellent! So much to learn, loving my new life here on Steemit!!! THANKS!!!

Very helpful info. Especially the timing question. I was wondering about when is the best time of day to post. What time of the day do most people go on to Steemit? My previous experience with Ebay - you want the sale or auction to end in the evening when people tyically sit down after work and look for things on Ebay. So Monday - Thursday evening may be the best time. What do you think. Might be interesting to do some testing...

I am new to Steemit and appreciate all these tips very much.

Sounds like a simple formula for gaining some steem ha ha . Thanks

Well, thank you very much, seems to very very helpful information., but best of all simple and concise.
Do you mind if I translate it to spanish?

I am glad I found your post on my first hours of steemit, thanks for sharing!

YES!! This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for! A concise, easy to understand explanation of STEEMIT and how to make money using it. Thank you so much for posting this!

I didn't realize that the weekends were a bad time for posts. I assumed people were just sitting at their computers with nothing to do like me. Maybe I need to get out more...

this is really interesting stuff, thnxs for sharing this info. i am new here (2-3 days) and this helps a lot. follow me if u want, i will follow u cause i might more good tips. :)