How I Made $15,000 in 12 Hours on the New Blockchain Based Social Media Site Steemit

in steemit •  3 years ago  (edited)

Here at The Dollar Vigilante, we are the most prolific followers of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology developments.

We've been covering bitcoin since $3 in 2011 and Ethereum since this January, and it has risen 600% since then. We've also covered numerous blockchain related companies including Arcade City, the new decentralized Uber killer app.

All of these have been covered in our newsletter first (and is a good reason to subscribe) and some of our subscribers have made fortunes.

But today I want to tell you about a new blockchain based social media site and cryptocurrency that could be the next big revolution. And, even better, anyone can make money on it right now without doing anything but publishing their content on the platform.

The site is called Steemit; and the cryptocurrency backing it is called Steem dollars.

HOW I MADE $15,000 IN 12 HOURS ON STEEMIT

I had heard of Steemit a few months ago but it is just one of dozens of interesting new blockchain based enterprises that crosses my virtual desk every day. I knew it was a blockchain based social network, but that was the extent that I knew (you can read more about how it works here).

But I kept hearing about it and two days ago I decided to post something on it. All I posted was a very brief introduction of myself called, "The Dollar Vigilante Is Now On Steemit"

Much to my surprise, within 5 minutes, the post had already made me $350. And, by the end of 12 hours (the post only makes money on upvotes for 12 hours) it had totaled at one point over $15,000 (the value changes slightly all the time as the value of a Steem dollar trades higher or lower in the market).

Now, I should point out here, that the site is both blockchain based and has attracted many freedom minded/libertarian/anarcho-capitalists. And, of course, I am one of the biggest names following cryptocurrencies and blockchain and am one of the most famous anarcho-capitalists in the world... so, clearly, the main reason I made so much from one post was because many people on the site are already big fans of mine.

However, I know numerous other people who have been on the site for a few months and have made thousands just posting content there.

Now, many of you are probably asking, how is this possible? How can this site pay so much for content?

The answer is actually quite ingenious. It is all based on the development of two cryptocurrencies, Steem Power and Steem Dollars and on the value placed upon those currencies by speculators who believe Steem may become the cryptocurrency backing all decentralized, blockchain based social media platforms.

I got a hold of the two founders of Steemit, Dan Larimer and Ned Scott for a full interview for my podcast, Anarchast, to ask them all about how it all works. You can see it here:

Steemit is only six months old but is already growing massively in popularity and the Steem cryptocurrency is already the third most valuable cryptocurrency by market capitalization after bitcoin and ethereum.

Where it goes from here is anyone's guess. But I advise anyone who creates content to begin publishing on Steemit now. It costs nothing to do and if your content is popular you can make money very easily. And if the platform continues to gain popularity you will be an early adopter (the site is even still in beta), which will mean you already have started growing your following and accumulating "Steem Power", which gives you more power on the system to upvote others content that you like as well as earning more Steem Dollars.

If you follow me on Steemit I'll soon be posting an article there giving you the tips I have learned from my first post so your first post will get as much traction as possible.

And, I haven't even mentioned the best part of Steemit. Unlike Facebook or Twitter, there is no censorship. This is becoming very important as people like Milo Yiannopoulos have already been banned from things like Twitter just for holding a non-politically correct stance. The only "censorship" comes in the form of how many people like or dislike your content. The more who like it, the more your content will be seen (and you'll get paid).

It is definitely a platform and cryptocurrency to watch.

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Awesome post @dollarvigilante Ive never made more than 80 cents myself and I think my quality is pretty good as a new whale I would appreciate your support Here on my post

The whales, dolphins and fellow minnows are very generous, especially to those who do great work. It gets noticed, even though it might not show up right away monetarily. People remember who was respectful, or who helped out a minnow with no real monetary reward for themselves.

Steemit will only succeed if we continue to truly care about each other and give constructive criticism. Whales votes are very valuable and so if they were to reward people who constantly beg for a vote and whine when they don't get it, that would reflect poorly on not only the whales reputation, but if steemit becomes a place where content is the same as anywhere else, it will no longer maintain it's value.

We are investing in each other (both time and money). Unless you invested a lot of money, you are starting from a small new poster to becoming a larger fish who should spend time helping newcomers gain knowledge to advance their own unique voice. It's a critical time to make sure people have a positive connotation associated to steemit and decide to stay for not only the money, but the community as well. Congrats @mrgey on being rewarded for your hard work here. (Guessing your username is not a 50 shades of reference lol) and thanks for being a valuable member of this community/ecosystem)

While I have made over $.80 before, I am still learning what my voice as a writer will be. Keep pouring out what you are passionate about and not what you think will be the next trend and I will see you on the way to whaleship!

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Thank you bendj :) I have been truly blessed here, I am really also happy to see you go past the 80 cents mark :) wooohoo so congrats to you also bud.
PS: my name is in reference to 50 shades.

You truly have been. I believe you are the type of person who will use this success to encourage other people who are trying hard (had you given up or whined, this would never have happened for you).

I would be lying if i said I 100% didn't care about the money here. We all strive to make money here by being creative and helpful.

I can honestly say that I value the community here more than the money. The people here are what motivate to make creative content. I've learned a lot about myself in less than a month. (More than the entire time I've spent on other social media).

I'll wager a guess that maybe your name is Christian 😀.

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

@mrgrey you and @dollarvigilante are both exactly what Steemit needs at this time. High quality content producers are flocking to Steemit and being rewarded handsomely. This in turn, incentivizes the top content producers in other genres to follow suit. As a critical mass of these authors jump ship over to Steemit something amazing will happen. The average internet user will find themselves more and more often reading their favorite news or special interest stories on Steemit. As more readers flock to Steemit the content producers will have no choice but to follow suit. This closed feedback loop amplifies viewer and author registration until people who are late adopters find themselves on Steeemit daily.

This can only happen on Steemit.com
catch your dream on Steemit.com

Thank you pjheinz it is actually all @dollarvigilante on this one I am just the guy who got blessed!

Don't sell yourself short @mrgrey. The value you are providing to the ecosystem with your quality posts is significant.

very true. That's why gotta reward those that shares big ;)

absolutely and agree - i have got involved in the worlds biggest capacity reserve crypto currency OneCoin which has improved and valuable nuances like kyc and super fast processing and payment options . It is currently got some incredible opportunities for you to participate in the fastest transfer of wealth - see my posts or register for free now on www.onelife.eu/signup/onesecure and I can explain more . Dallas

  ·  3 years ago Reveal Comment

It looked fishy you gave your email to help users in private...
So Ι spontaneously flagged your comment...
After your "message" and reviewing your other comments and your account, I changed my mind and tried to remove my flag... unfortunately it was not possible after the post pay out!The system don't let me...

It is ok! Maybe you can upvote another post I do that you find valuable. (I am going to propose the idea of when you flag content for a bubble to show up that lets you flag for spam, hate, or other would let you fill it in. At least that way you can actually know what a person was flagging you for, if they didn't take the time to respond as you have.

I would have been happy to offer my services on steemit chat, or another place, but email is something I don't mind giving out. I understand why you found it fishy, but was a little disappointed, because helping other people is one of my biggest passions. (Even more so than making money. Making money is a fringe benefit of helping and entertaining people).

I like your posts a lot and we have exchanged a few words here and there in the comments before, which was why I was confused. Glad you told me why, and no harm done. I hope that it doesn't lower my reputation too much, and thank you for trying to keep people who may appear fishy from potentially preying on others. Your intentions were good. :)

The success of @mrgrey's comment highlights the beauty and power of Steemit! We have been speaking recently online and found out we actually live 30 minutes away from each other in the South Coast of South Africa, and would never have met had It not been for Steemit.

I was blessed to have been involved early in the beta and to be actively promoting Steemit with a the global @steemdrive billboard campaign. Today we were proud to present proof of flight of the first official blockchain crowdfunded billboard on the Steemit platform and many more world wide are in the pipeline.

I have always wished I could change the world and now Steemit and its community has given me the power to do it!

Thanks for the upvote Jeff (@dollarvigilante), I believe you know @instructor2121 (Rick Miller), he is on my liaison team as well. I welcome you to co-brand a billboard with us in your area. Caption: "The Anarchast Blogs on Steemit!" :)

@steemdrive The World isn't getting smaller, STEEMIT and the crypto-community is getting BIGGER!!
Full $teem Ahead!
@streetstyle
Bitcoin Messiah

What I love about Steemit, is that you can go to sleep and wake up to find a flurry of supportive comments. We will be a force to reckon with very soon!

@steemdrive I believe you are correct in stating that we will be a force to reckon with. FULL $TEEM AHEAD!
@streetstyle
ps thanks for the upvotes, much appreciated.

Rock on! Now if I could just get the different pseudonyms people are using correct... ;-)

lol thanks Luke! @thecryptodrive and @steemdrive is me, I also post for @bravenewcoin, but don't own the account.

And the success of your response is confirmation!

:) :) 🚀🚀👍👍

Bud you know how I was joking earlier ? lol look at what steemit has done ! im off of my feet.

i hope I can get as successfull as you two!

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

Your contribution on this site always comes around to reward you when you least expect it. ;)

suddenly I find myself dumbstruck lol I have never thought that this would could happen on a comment especially when I was just trying to get a initiative on the go, thank you guys I really appreciate it @acidyo I see what you mean.

well there ya go, haha

hey @mrwang I love your posts bud, I have definitely been blessed here.

may i know where to start contribute here?

$1,500 for a comment??!!! Wow!

This is how the internet works, now...

exactly so @dollarvigilante I am utterly and totally blown away, where in the world could anyone make that on a blog comment ? thank you for your support dollarvigilante its done more than you can imagine.

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

@dollarvigilante You'll quickly see around here with great Steem Power comes great responsibility. Once you accumulate enough you will have developed a bit of a "Midas Touch" so to speak when it comes to voting power, and your ability to curate the content seen by others that use the platform.

Here's a link to the Steemit White Paper if you haven't read it already. It explains all the fundamentals of the platform in pretty extensive detail.

Same here I think I have made .42 cents but I do think that steemit is a game changer, as the users grow and and system evolves over time the sky is the limit!!!

I like your attitude and that you did not beg the whales to upvote you as well (as I'm sure that gets tiring) but here's a token of appreciation for your positive outlook and the larger picture view that continuing to work hard and not rely on gains in the short term is how steemit it really going to be valuable!

I ask that when you grow, you continue to pay it forward and reward posts and people who have the long term best interests for steemit.

Now you made more than 80 cents with this comment! :) Im happy about your visits and upvotes at my blog too. Kind regards. Jonas

over 240$ on a comment, very nice. I am happy for you!
Steemit is pure magic sometimes.

Now i have to look my first @dollarvigilante Video evarrrr! Cu

I have listen and read The Dollar Vigilante blogs and videos for the past two years, I highly recommend his work!

What a fantastic post, I like the majority of people on steem continue to post, vote and curate without much success. It can be a little disheartening, especially when you see what other content there is out there! There are numerous "whales" that are supporting content from other authors which is very admirable and I should imagine incredibly well received. The whole concept of steem is extraordinary, but I do feel there will always be an element of luck involved in making the multi dollar generating posts; "right place-right time"!!
Well done @dollarvigilante, keep up the great posts; I'm off to post a black &a white photo of a cup of tea with the title "Earl Grey or Darjeeling"???

https://steemit.com/steem/@michaellamden68/earl-grey-or-darjeeling

Where there you go sir

This is one of life's sweet ironies! Gratz on your first major comment!

Yes is it @professorx thank you very much :)

Wow I envy on you @mrgrey getting good reward on a comment. Amazing

I know that it is easy to be envious of others peoples success, but please let me respectfully say that you are not looking far into the future very far and are being narrow minded.

@mrgrey has shown he is trying to add value to steemit and consistently trying to create great content even though he wasn't rewarded for it with money. I would love to have a comment with $1,500 dollars as well, but I am simply happy to see he is being rewarded for his hard work.

It's like a broken record would repeat, but the way you achieve success here long term is to create work that is honest, open, and raw and about topics you enjoy you will be successful.

I'd encourage you to see that any success for anyone making unique content for steemit is a positive thing. The more content that can only be found here (like @rok-sivante thoughtful perspective on people and the world and @stellabelle creativity with secret-writer and photography) the better.

Hopefully you can see I am not trying to be critical or harsh on you, but take this advice to heart and go out to make your own $1,500 article. Best of luck @juvyjabian

Don't let these two prevent you from seeing the long term potential


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I must admit it, all these successful stuff make me kinda envy, and I'm sorry. I won't focus on the successful comment of @mrgrey, but looking at all those "wealthy" steemians and their posts getting thousands in no time! dayum! I said I don't care about the money here, but I kid you not bro, all these stuff sometimes push me to change my game here you know? But I feel you @bendjmiller, I recognize I won't earn anything with envy.

What frustrates me the most is the fact that I'm not a writer whatsoever, I suck at it. I try to catch some pennies every day with some mainstream stuff, you know, sharing whatever I like, whatever I found interesting on internet. I try to not copy/paste anymore (I think I learned this the hard way, kinda of) instead I try to do summaries with a bit of originality maybe, I'm on it man, I'm on it.

Anyway, congratz to @mrgrey. You've made it man.

I will make an effort to reward you and your effort and help as much as I can. I just wanted you realize that the trending or that have made successful comments are of a positive mindset.

I am not a great writer yet either (I struggle with tenses and paragraph length etc).

I suggest you write about a difficult time in your life and what you learned from going through it. You may wish to look at @stellabelle #secret-writer section. People that are being open, honest, and vulnerable are having success telling their stories.

Even if you don't story like that, write about the most important hobby or value you. People with a passion for cooking have some great as an example.

Keep trying your best. Those who stick with it will rewarded 😀

See how when your mindset changes your wallet tends to too! 😀 Keep it up @toxichan

I'll second that suggestion, @stellabelle has some talent. I dioscovered her yesterday.

Thank you toxichan :)

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

Sorry for the late reply @bendjmiller, I'm very grateful to you man and glad I can count on you. This community is straight up AWESOME. Keep the good work guys.

Hey @mrgrey np man :)

steemit is a fucking ponzi and u guys kiss each others ass just to keep this shit running, everyone joining will regret it sooner or later

Your logic is flawed and you are being foolish

1 - If you don't need to put any money in, but can take money out, then that is not a ponzi scheme. (In fact I would encourage you to alert me if you can find another system where you can receive money for your work without investing).

2 - You are being blinded by jealousy. If you were the one receiving $1,500 for your comment, you would be singing another tune. (I will bet you $100 dollars that if someone were to offer you $1,000 dollars for your work you would take it without question as to whether other may be jealous).

3 - I looked at your wallet and you have made money here. Unless you are a celebrity or youtube sensation, I am guessing this is more than you have made on any other social media site combined.

4 - As a token of good faith I will instead of flagging your comment, reward you with 1 steem dollar. Why would I do this? Because I wish you to stay and see that steemit is more than just money. A community that shares money together in a positive way is a great thing and I am going to share with you even though you do not deserve it.

I will await your response. In fact instead of 1 I will give you 3 steem . Check your wallet, since the blockchain transparency will prove I am not lying

so I'll regret never putting money in?
So never getting you money stolen, is something YOU regret?
I'm not sure I follow your reasoning. :^/

No worry @bendjmiller222 I don't feel any harsh in your message because its true. Hope I can make it too someday :) Following you

Thank you! Just wanted to enlighten you and not be too harsh. Steemit changes your mindset on yourself, others, and what success really is. I'm sure you have witnessed that it is far more than mere monetary gain that you are rewarded with.

Thank you @bendjmiller222 you are amazing and thank you for recognising my efforts here my friend you to will soon feel this success I am sure of it.

I'm with you in the belief that hard work never goes unrewarded. I would continue to write posts even if I never again broke the dollar mark or the rewards were capped at a certain level. Even if steemit were to collapse tomorrow, I know I will continue to be successful since I have created real friendships with people who are go getters that also help out the little ones with big dreams.

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

Wow, you say that you value people being open and honest but you totally jumped down this guys throat and patronised him for being just that.
Envy is a normal human emotion and is not something to be ashamed of and does not make a person narrow minded-that was so rude! People like juvyjabian who express this emotion freely and without denial are generally decent people but people who pretend that they never feel envy are usually spiteful and untrustworthy.
Then you finished with the old, "I don't wanna be rude but...{I'm- going- to- be- anyway- but- now- you- can't- take- offence- because- I'm-pretending- that- I've- got- your- best- interests- at- heart- when- I- was- actually- just- after- attention- for- myself-and -I-name-dropped-a-bit-to-show-that-I'm-in-the-in crowd}
Your comment is an example of what I call, "stealth bullying" and it serves no purpose but to oppress people and close down discussion.
Then a few posts down he's telling you that your rudeness was ok because you were rewarded for your stealth bullying, which basically lowered his status and raised yours.
Is Steemit going to become a cliquee place full of high school "mean girls"?

I absolutely value people being honest and open. Notice I didn't flag anyone or downvote.

If you can show me a time when envy has worked out in a positive way, let me know, because I've never seen it work.

Hate it also a natural reaction, but that doesn't mean it should go unchecked.

Is @feminism Misunderstood

If jealousy, envy, hate, and greed become the norm on steemit, then it will have failed. It's all about working together and helping people and not at all about what one can do individually.

I don't have an ulterior motive [email protected] and we have talked since and have come to like each others work.

If what I did was "stealth bullying," I don't even want to think about what you'd call most of the rest of the internet commenters that spew whatever they want with no regard for anyone.

That being said, I do understand what you are saying, but if you can convince me that some of these things are positive natural reactions that should be encouraged unchecked, then I think we will have to agree to disagree.

Envy is a natural human emotions and all emotions when expressed calmly, always lead to positive outcomes. No emotion is negative, in and of itself, and therefore no emotion should be feared and oppressed: for it is oppression that leads to a pouring forth of emotions as negative, hateful actions.
His post ended with "amazing" it was very positive and he did not deserve to be called narrow minded and Steemit is at no risk of being corrupted by him or anyone like him. So, yes expressing all emotions should be encouraged, unchecked, for that is the basis of art, but that is subtly different from inciting people to be envious or hateful. I guess you need to learn to listen to the subtext of what is said.
I am unfamiliar with the feminism person and I do not see the relevance of mentioning her here because if she is like the op, then she's fine and if she isn't like the op, then she's not relevant to this discussion.

Do you really think that your words weren't insulting and rude because you paid lip service to the words, "please" and "respectful"?
"please let me respectfully say that you are....being narrow-minded"
What about if someone said to you, (and I'm being purposely outrageous here to prove a point), "please let me respectfully say that you should fuck right off because you are a stupid cunt" ?
I call it, "stealth bullying" because it is a subtle method of belittling people, maybe you didn't even realise that you were doing it, it may just be a habit that you've picked up without realising. Of course it isn't as bad as just plain, old rudeness, I'll grant you that, but it is still aggressive and demeaning.

Yes it is amazing juvy and just goes to show how amazing steemit can be

holy crap!....apologies if that offends anyone but I just woken up to find this, I cannot express the emotion I am feeling right now and the 110000 thoughts that are going through my mind and yes I did just pinch myself lol wow everyone thank you so so much, here I was just trying to gain some attention on a post I made that I hope would help everyone and then this! .......best of all this story goes allot deeper than anyone may realise, you have all literally saved a family from living in the dark with no internet from monday as it is about to be cut, I will do a blog post on this for you all today.

Coingrats! No that's not a typo. I figure I will start using this now on Steemit as we are all after those sweet Steem coins.

Well, mrgrey, it looks like you got some of that support you were looking for. holds up microphone Please mrgrey, tell us how you're feeling right now.

I'm new to all this as well, don't even understand how it works yet, but I agree awesome post.

Looks like you just made $1,300 from this two-line comment! How about that?

probably my last post. Shame i feel there isn't enough people like you two and so many people being dicks for the sake of it. I'll make the decision tomorrow though see how i feel. I do enjoy steemit :( this is probably my last post

Ha, gratz mate :) See you on steemit.chat.

thank you bud, see you on steemit chat!

It's becoming very difficult to make any money here.

Clearly the $1,500 comment above you suggests otherwise.

if you get the attention of a SP holding whale, its easy.
Its usually one of the earliest comments that makes a decent point extrapolating from the original post. It needs to be something worth reading that communicates a message more complex than just a 'great job' or similar.
I got one comment that garnered over $500, and since pennies.
No reason to worry though, I need to put in the effort.

Wow! This is what it is all about. I got to see steemit in action, I have to admit I was very sceptical when I joined whether it is really possible to make good money on steemit by simply posting content. I was following this post since yesterday @dollarvigilante and I got the surprize of my life this morning when a comment reached over $1000.

For those that are leaving nasty comments, don't get made, get even! Show us what you have and stand out from the rest. Congratulations to @mrgrey for your success has just started.

Please have a look at my introduction https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@crazycow/crazycow-joins-steemit for a laugh

I have only made $0.03 thus far but I am driven to post more quality content and make a name for myself.

This is actually very inspiring!
Steemit is also a very good platform for artists that can create art and get paid!

Hi everyone I have made a post about this amazing thing that happend to me, Please visit the page here

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

@dollarvigilante
Thanks for introducing me to steemit!
What a great Social Network!

Ah, to dream. LOL
I love Steemit because of the possibilities but not too many people have paid much attention to what I have to say. No, I'm not feeling sorry for myself but I see the numbers on some posts and can't help but wonder what the heck am I doing wrong? And then I'm over it. I'm just going to write because it's what I do and what I enjoy. If the currency comes my way, GREAT! If not, I'm giving it a solid try -- and that's the best I can do. Congratulations on making a mark here! You've got my attention.

You didn't contact @ned and @dan to interview them for your YouTube channel and blog that has a high readership.

It's easy to blame yourself. What am I doing wrong? But you can't compare yourself to these people. His first post was an 82-word introduction. That's it!

He got rich because he's on the VIP list. We're not. I wrote more about this in steemit is not a meritocracy.

@bitcalm - If I was a bit more savvy with digital currency I would definitely give them a shout out. I may even do that in the future. Any of my livestreaming and interviews has been more focused on creatives and their process or path of getting there, which are appropriate questions for these guys, I suppose...just in the wrong/different genre of my normal readership.

I'll be checking out your post very soon. Thanks for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it. :)

This is my first comment as a complete newbie lol.

However, I found your post inspiring and want to get more involved with this site. The whole idea of a social value based currency backing content and 'real' freedom of speech is genius. Sure, people will get upset, offended etc, but that's life. People will also find inspiration, humbling stories and information that may actually open their eyes to what is going on in the world!

Let's hope for Raging Success ... it's certainly off to an incredible start.

Hello Jeff! Looks like you have a couple broken links to fix in the post here. You can edit posts up until they pay out. After that, they are locked in.

Yes, still learning the platform. I think I caught them all now... do you see any other errors? Is there no "preview" option?

You making over $9000 is impressive!!!

The subscribe link is still broken. No preview yet, but I use Github gist files for editing my longer posts.

Fixed, thanks! I'll check out Github.

There will be a preview below your post as you create/edit it. Make sure to open the links in new tabs, though!

There is a preview in Mardown mode

FYI:There is a preview option it spits itself out as you are writing down below on the post.

Great post @dollarvigilante, It's nice to see people of infulence such as yourself, promoting this awesome platform.
One thing I did pick up on from your post is that you stated that

(the post only makes money on upvotes for 12 hours)

Now, This isn't actually 100% accurate. Yes you do get a payout after the first 12 hours, But you also get a second payout 4 weeks later.
I hoped this helped you and I look forward to hearing more from you in the future.

Oh, good to know! I'm obviously still learning here!

Also, if a whale upvotes you, the time can extend much further than 12 hours. It's based on the influence of the voters, allowing for plenty of time for people to change their vote before it pays out.

Steemit has a lot of awesome surprises baked in. The more you learn the more exciting it'll get ;-)

There are also amazing coders in the open source scene building top notch applications around the platform - you can find many on http://steemtools.com/ by our own @roelandp ;-)

If you go back to your old post (or any post up to 4 weeks old) and click on the amount, you'll see the detail of how much was already paid and how much is pending to be paid in 4 weeks.

Great interview. Really drums home the fact that bloggers joining Steemit should be a real no-brainer.

Good to hear a new Follow page/ stream will be appearing soon. Exciting times ahead for Steemit!

This post is already at $1,200 in one hour... maybe my post tomorrow will be "How I Made $20,000 in 12 hours on My Second Post on Steemit" :)

and i am gonna upvote for a future whale :P

And im going to upvote you!

and i am gonna do same for you :) thanks a lot, every cent helps :)

@dollarvigilante wouldn't that be a hoot. I will be checking for your post on your results. This is awsome.

Or have an open hangout w/ the steemit community? We have a server that fits 1600 where steem was partly born :)

amazing to witness the evolution of socialmedia, crypto and blockchain - where will this take us? And thanks to you @dollarvigilante I also cam on board!

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

Hey, all, just pointing out there's at least one very dedicated troll hitting up the youtube comments on this video and telling people Steem is a scam, just in case anyone else wants to drop a couple of corrective comments into the mix. :)

Thanks for the tip! I try not to feed the trolls though, especially on youtube. In my experience, YouTube will not cut off the trolls even if you turn off notices for that post.

I don't advise feeding the troll; I'm not that kind of guy. Just posting some of the pro side of things, since there wasn't much of that available when I made that comment.

YES! Ned and Dan on Anarchast is so awesome! I've have been eagerly waiting for this to come out all day!

We always knew it would happen bro. Though admittedly we thought it would be bitshares first. But the community couldnt be happier with the first successful implementation of graphene technology (the blockchain tech underlying bitshares and steem) to blossom so beautifully. :)

Cant wait til @dollarvigilante realizes dans other creation (bitshares), is the only blockchain with separations of power and scalability like that of steem. :)

My highest post has gained 130 SBD and I was very happy but now seeing that there are more people eaarning more than 100x times the amount I have earnt really deters me , I wish you the best of luck in your posts!

Build a community who supports your work. Steemit isnt a job for the beginning content creator to go alone in. It is a world where working with other content producers and those who follow and support them gets you an army of minnows who will feed eachother to become 600 pound tuna. ;)

Focus on the love of sharing. Not the money. The money is just the result

how much have you earned on the other blogging sites?

And let us not forget it is still in beta. So after 3-4 years just watch where it will be :)

@dollarvigilante Great post. Good to see people like yourself with a social following singing the Steemit name!

Well done, It is great to see pioniers in the lead in the changing world for the better. My contribution is to manage a http://www.bitcoinminingpool.club/ to promote the NEW decentralized currency. ONE small STEP @ a TIME. Regards Donald

Great to hear that @ned is also a Voluntaryist. I liked that kid.... but now i LOVE that kid!

started watching your youtube videos @dollarvigilante since your first post and i find it very informative. Keep it steammy!

Just finished watching. Fascinating stuff. Would have to loved to hear a bit more about how Steemit may scale to millions of users and billions of dollars worth. But that's just a nit-pick.

My favorite bit - Awaiting the Following feature in the next few days. :)

Appreciated to learn from you so that we can do this right from the start.
Regards @xpilar

@dollarvigilante To the moon is where steemit goes:) To the moon...
Thanks for share today!

Haha awesome man. Congrats. My Story would read more like "How i made 0,13$ in 24h on 2 posts"

Why not write about it? Sounds funny.

Lets make this your second post, that reaches 15k!

I found you on

TheDailySteemit.com / http://www.thedailysteemit.com
keep up the good work Jeff!

Jeff, I like your youtube videos where you always defend bitcoin and crypto and pointing out fundamental flaws of existing financial system. Keep up the good work!

Hello Jeff, nice to see you catching on to Steem, i appreciate all that you do on the Dollar Vigilante, I advise all to subscribe !

The TDV rocks! Been a member for a year now. No where else will you find advise on cryptos and the markets like TDV!!!

Thanks for joining @dollarvigilante. Steemit is the Revolution! Viva la Steem!

@dollarvigilante You nailed it on day one. ;-) Some of us were a bit skeptical it was actually you at first, but you proved all the doubters wrong. Way to go man! Keep up the awesomeness that comes with living the dream!

ned you have the best expressions

Great post, awesome interview! Be interesting to see if you can cross-post your content here, get your subscribers signed up and start making $10-50-100k+ per blog. We are all waiting to see what happens when the first celebrity whale shows up with tens or hundreds of thousands of followers... I'm pretty surprised we haven't seen a YouTube star posting and driving traffic yet.

And thanks to your work on Shemitah I'm long silver, gold, bitcoin, ether and short SP500. Working out pretty nicely so far... except the SP500 short. It's mind boggling that equities haven't sold off yet. Net outflows for months and all the macros in the toilet. Who's buying if everyone is selling and all indicators point to an epic crash? I don't get it.

Good luck and look forward to seeing you around!

When I think of censorship I remember the following: If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.

The truth will always find its way. Together we are strong

It is important to note that Jeff Berwick's success on Steemit was NOT overnight success but the result of building a following over years.

Its expected you have $ in username. :)

But there is a problem ir a partnership? You still need to use YouTube to pist videos? Steemit needs to have its own UI that supports easier media uploading (video and pics etc..) Steemit definitely needs an app. When it does this it will truly be its own platform.

We need to get Milo over here too :)