So you want to be a SteemSuperstar, live large a big upvote, passive income. Coming up in the blockchain world you can't trust nobody, gotta look over your shoulder constantly. That's not really the case that was just me quoting Rock Superstar by Cypress Hill. Drama aside, the price for moderate internet fame on Steemit may not be as high as being a rock star but it doesn't mean it's not going to be hard work.
I myself have been grinding away trying to figure this whole thing out and sharing my views of it along the way. Three months ago I was still pretty clueless on how this all worked but posted my first cheatsheet for things I'd picked up and how I first started refining my content and my performance on Steemit.
I'm back, che is back, with part 2
I've learned a fair bit since then which I would like to share with you all. I'm by no means a Steemit expert so DYOR (do your own research) and figure it out for yourself and don't come asking for upvote for upvote I fill flag you into the event horizon.
A redfish and even a minnows life are hard. Scrapping the bottom of the reward pool like the Latino Cabana boy isn't glamorous and the lady of the house likes to watch you while she drinks Sangria and makes comments on your "Toochas" or is that just me?
Any way to survive in this pool you need to look at alternative ways of getting upvotes. I know we all want to believe that we're just going to post something one day and it's going to go viral and get hella upvotes, yeah well no that's not going to happen. How many times do I need to tell you, no one is that smart, handsome & funny? No one!
So what have I learned? Let's dive in and see.
Communities & programs
No Steemian can live as an Island, no Steemian can do it alone! It takes a village to raise a Steemian up through the ranks and I've found a few that have the aim of helping out the little guy become the little guy with more SP.
So who are these communities you may ask?
@welcomewagon and @tribesteemup are by royal decree and invite only. They have to like you in order for you to get an invite into their clubhouse, and yes there are girls allowed! Once you're in its time to shine, they will support you, give you advice, promote your content and help you grow your influence. Also, in case you're wondering neither community has its own members only jackets yet, I checked!
@minnowsupport - A great place to get started if you have no cooking clue where to begin. Join their discord and ask as many questions until you annoy someone and then go ahead and check out their support websites Minnow Support Steemit or Minnow Support Project. Its a great place to meet new peeps and find places to share your interests and engage with people willing to help out
Redfish Power Up League run by @paulag - You can subscribe simply by commenting in here latest post - Each week she posts an update with performances of everyone in the league and offers spot prizes to those who do well each week. It's a great place to meet other redfish and interact with them as well as a great motivator to keep going.
Curation League run by @abh12345 - Similiar to the redfish power up league, the curation league works on a voluntary sign up basis. Simply comment in the latest post to sign up. Once you're in you will receive weekly updates on performance and the spot prizes are awarded. It also generates some healthy banter and competition between users each week and its great fun.
Make some friends
Now go out there and make some friends, set some play dates and you know make dirt cupcakes or see who can fit the most marshmallows in their mouth. Whatever you enjoy I'm sure there is a community for it, I won't get too deep into the niche ones, that you'll have to find on your own!
@schoolofminnows - Is great for when you're getting started and your upvote is not worth much. When your voting power reaches 100 it uses it to vote on other peoples posts and in turn those minnows vote on your posts when you post. Its a collective effort of minnow votes that ensure you get a little something-something for your efforts and a great service, no cost required. Just a good old sign up.
@steembasicincome - This is one of the most exciting programs on Steemit right now SBI is a program that pools together resources in order to create a number of bots that provide users with regular upvotes. To sign up you need to send 1 SBD or 1 STEEM to steem basic income and nominate one person. They will get a share of SBI as well as you! So 2 shares for 1 submission isn't that great? The more shares you have the larger your upvote will become!
@smartvote - Is a voting service that promises a x10 return on your delegation or so I've been lead to believe, don't quote me on it though. All you need to do is set up a minimum delegation of 75SP and you're in. Your post will also need to meet certain quality standards in order to be considered for an upvote. To find out more check out the introduction post here
@steem-ua - Is a brand new way to evaluate the influence you have on Steemit and an alternative to the traditional reputation system. It uses curation algorithms to rank posts and provides them with a healthy upvote from time to time. To get an update you need to relegate some SP (as little as 25SP) to the program. To find out more check out the introduction post here or check out their site here - https://steem-ua.com/
The Steemit site is your first point of entry into the blockchain, it's basically the vanilla ice cream of Steemit. Nothing wrong with it, we all love it, it tastes great and does the job. But sometimes we want to be more extravagant, sometimes we want a little more perhaps some sprinkles or a different flavour, perhaps some frozen yoghurt. That's basically what dApps are, they offer us alternatives and reward users in various ways.
All the dApps listed below offer a contribution upvote so posting via these applications to your profile will get you an automated support vote.
I won't go into too much detail and will provide a break down of these dApp rewards in future posts. I'm pretty sure there are more dApps that offer contribution upvotes. I simply have not had the time to explore them all. If anyone would like to share their favourite dApp and the rewards you receive simply by contributing let me know in the comments!
Competitions & bounties
A great way to get noticed, make some new friends and earn some STEEM or SBD is by entering some good old-fashioned competitions. There is simply no shortage of these things, from writing to art, to memes to doing something creative or silly there is and will be something for you to take part in.
A few I've jumped on are:
@fibra59 - Hosts Meme challenge & Photobomb challenge every week and everyone is free to participate. He selects a new judge each week so you really never know who is going to win these challenges but they are worth a shot
@stellabelle - Banana program (4 weeks in - Will run for a total of 7) - Even though this program won't run for very long I simply had to mention it simply because of the amazing impact its had on the blockchain. stellabelle has really got our feeds going bananas and its pretty good fun too!
@coinsandchains - This fellow loves SBI just like I do, his part of the nerd herd on Steemit and his regular "Thank You economy" competition is a blessing for little Redfish trying to make a name of themselves.
@originalworks - Releases a writing competition each week asking Steemians to review an ICO that has sponsored the competition. If you're into crypto then this contest will be right up your alley. I've personally won around 50 STEEM from my weekly entries.
@bountyworks - will bring you bounties and airdrops! Some of these will be exclusive to Steemit users! They have not been active in a while but its worth a follow should they pick it up again.
@steem-bounty - Allows users looking for engagement to create bounties on their posts. When other users engage in the comments section they get rewarded for their contribution. You can find all the currently available bounties here - https://steem-bounty.com/
For more on Steem Bounty check out the introduction post here
These are just a few options to get you going. You can also check out the popular tags for more competitions
That's a warp
I don't want to overload this post and dilute its message so I think that's enough knowledge for one day, am I right Tai Lopez?
So go ahead and try them out and let me know what worked for you and what didn't. This isn't a set science, this is Steemit
Have any tips or just want to tip me?
If you have any cool tips you think I should try out, feel free to drop them in the comments and if you don't have any ideas just tip me with an upvote or a direct donation. I'll even do squats for every upvote I get! I was going to do them anyway, but getting paid for it sounds better!
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